#68 – DMX – How’s it goin down

#68 – DMX – How’s It Goin Down

Not a lot of hip/hop or rap on this one. I went through a phase when I was a sixteen or seventeen years old, and then it pretty much passed and it wasn’t until Atmosphere that I started listening again. I blame southern rap, getting crunk and all that fucking bullshit. This stuff was better when it was East vs West and people were getting shot.

I got into DMX the same way I got into all rap back then; my cousin from Minneapolis. I’d visit him every year or two and when I got there we’d play basketball and blast hip hop in his driveway. I picked up on some things I couldn’t get on the radio in rural Wisconsin.

Apologies to Pac, Biggie, P and Westside Connection, DMX was my favorite and this track was the best. By a massive margin too. Not the radio/TV version, the album track. Emoish, at least compared to everything else out there at the time? Sure. But that couldn’t possibly surprise you, given the stuff on this list.

Still a song I’ll pop on a playlist from time to time. Gonna be one of those that never gets old.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW17m0P4LeM&w=420&h=315]

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