Hardcore rapper DMX performs at Firestone Live
Saturday, July 7 â€“ DMX
578 N. Orange Ave.
Because of our love for hardcore rapper DMX, we choose not to get too close to the manâ€™s life. We donâ€™t want no goddamned reality TV or some shit to dilute the bloody, big-nut, testosterone O.D. fantasy that rages in us whenever DMX is playing. But because this is precisely the kind of base impulse he inspires, itâ€™s easy to simply regard him as a cartoon. Amid all that tough bombast, however, is one of the most intriguing and conflicted figures in modern popular rap. And, of course, thereâ€™s that voice, so singular and throat-grabbing that it can command an entire room on its own, which is exactly what it did last time at House of Blues with just a DJ and no hack hype men. Well, X is back to doing what he does best: music. And this is the first leg of a promotional tour to stoke the coals of his fan base for the autumn release of Undisputed, his first album since 2006. â€“ Bao Le-Huu