News: Swizz Beatz Talks DMX's Drug Recovery, "X Is Willing To Help Himself"

Friday, Sep 25, 2009 1:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Swizz Beatz recently spoke on DMX's drug recovery and his intent to re-emerge on the rap scene with a clear and focused mind.

Beatz also said they have locked in nearly ten records together.

"Me and X probably have the realest of realest talks," Swizzy said in an interview. "If a person don't wanna help themselves, then there's nothing you can do. The good thing is that X is willing to help himself. He's on that track. I know the X I can work with, I know the X I cannot work with. Right now [he] is the X I can work with. That's why he's on the ['Who's Real'] remix smashing it and we got about seven other records that, if we put out right now, it would mess everybody up... But I wanna have the proper setup where he's getting a fair chance and the most attention and most respect right now...I'm not putting nothing out until we have the lineup together, which we're close to having, and the streets are going to witness that raw uncut street element." (MTV)

Swizzy recently spoke on hitting the studio with Eve.

"Wait until y'all hear the finished product of [DMX]," Swizz said in an interview. "We've taken it way to the next level and the whole double R movement from Eve to X, those are my main first priorities right now and I mean the music is coming out crazy...It's time for that, I told X like, 'You not gonna finish the legacy? Like, what we doing? I remember when people couldn't on stage after you. Like, what are we doing?' It's a whole different team around him, like, X, he needs the right team around him and right now he's got the right team around him. The team around him when we was doing it real major, that team is around him again. So it's easier for me to communicate with him. find him, because all these 'Yes' people that were around him, they fans. You can't have no fans around him, you gotta have family around." (Jenny Boom Boom TV)

Jadakiss' latest Last Kiss remix features his entire camp once again together along with X as they rap from local spots throughout residential and commercial locations.

Opening up with Swizz Beatz with a R-laced helmet, the viral video goes through a series of quick flashes showing the Ruff Ryders family once again reunited in various locations. Just as the team came about and took over the rap game in the late 1990's, their iconic logos, motorcycles and unity are all on board in the video. X is seen rapping in a nightclub, sports vehicles are shown, Eve is with her female squad. Jada leads the song rapping at a Shell gas station surrounded by large entourages. Eve follows with long blond hair rapping from a bedroom and then on a sofa. In addition to Styles P and Sheek Louch, the video puts its main emphasis on the group's harmony by showing their love for the streets. ("Who's Real (Remix)")

Kiss previously spoke with radio personality Angie Martinez about re-linking with X.

"Yeah the dog, welcome home baby," Kiss said in an interview last spring. "The dog is real good, he's close by, he's real close. The dog is around baby, he's doing real good. He's just chilling with family right now, you know what I mean? You'll see him in a minute. [The remix] is good. I mean, his part [on the song] is done. Ladies and gentleman, you know what I do. I make magic, look forward to it, it's coming. Real close." (Hot 97)

Check out the "Who's Real (Remix)" music video below:

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