(AllHipHop News) Hip Hop legend DMX has entered into the ongoing debate about modern rap. The multi-platinum selling emcee was questioned about contemporary music during a sit down with Big Boy's Neighborhood.
“I think it’s being used in the wrong way. A lot of it, I ain’t gonna say all of it, a lot of it’s kids that dress different, look funny, and talk funny,” stated X about today’s rap. “But then I think: You know what? When I was younger the older people were like, ‘That music is crazy.’ I just don’t feel like rap music is focusing on things that it’s supposed to.”
The creator of the classic album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot appeared to comment on the sub-genre that has been dubbed “mumble rap” by some listeners. DMX added, “If you can’t understand what someone is saying, then what’s the purpose of talking.”
Big Boy asked X if he feels like rap music is being misrepresented now. The 46-year-old New Yorker replied, “Yes it is… Yeah, I think so.”
DMX also took issue with rappers that "promote" drug use. The "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" performer has been very open about his own struggles with addiction.