The legendary icon’s comeback coincides with the come up of a new hip- hop artist.
“The Dog in Me” is a fitting title to the new track from legendary New York rapper DMX and Los Angeles based hip-hop artist C-Tru. Rap fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of DMX’s comeback album ever since news outlets in January received word from Ruff Ryders’ chart topping producer Swizz Beatz that the album was in the works. This is the second new DMX track to be released this year following ‘Bane Iz Back’ which was dropped in early January to much hype and fanfare.
When asked whether people might see this as an uncommon pairing between the multiplatinum album selling veteran hip-hop artist and the up and coming Filipino-American rapper, C-Tru responded, “Music is universal. And the music we made speaks for itself. My race and newcomer status in the rap game was a non-issue because me and X really vibed in the studio and he saw me as an artist first. We ended up creating powerful, impactful music.”
The track is produced by DJ Swissivory and also features singer Tariah. The single will be included in the Swissivory album “Real Dreams 2”. This release accompanies the ‘Ruff Ryders – Reunion Tour’ concert tonight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where DMX will once again make hip-hop history alongside Eve, Swizz Beatz, and the Lox when they reunite to perform their biggest hits.