So I came across this gem of an interview with DMX over at XXL magazineâ€™s siteâ€¦ What are you smokin, X? This is sad, sad business.
Letâ€™s hope this was some fake iâ€™m-tryinâ€™-to-keep-my-hip-hop-cred-i-need-publicity-ignorance, and not just the effects of years of crack smokinâ€™. (Clearing throat)â€¦ And I quote:
Are you following the presidential race?
Not at all.
Youâ€™re not? You know thereâ€™s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then thereâ€™s Hillary Clinton.
His name is Barack?!
Barack Obama, yeah.
What the f*** is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?
Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
What the f*** ?! That ain’t no f***in’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the f*** outta here.
You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.
I ain’t really paying much attention.
I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…
Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the f***, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his f***in’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshitâ€ [laughs] That ain’t your f***in’ name. Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.
So you’re not following the race. You can’t vote right?
Is that why you’re not following it?
No, because it’s just… it doesn’t matter. They’re gonna do what they’re gonna do. It doesn’t really make a difference. These are the last years.
Oh yeah… and in case you skipped right to the bottom, the article starts off with him talking about the gospel album (yes you read right) that he is working on.
Precious Lord, take my hand.