News: DMX Airs Out Rick Ross & Drake, "I Don't Like Anything About Him. I Don't Like His F*cking Voice, What He Talks About, His Face" [Video]
Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 9:17AM
While Drake no longer has to worry about a rap battle with hip-hop veteran Common, the Young Money star may have to keep his eyes out on former Ruff Ryders leader DMX who has revealed his disinterest in him and Rick Ross.
Asked for his opinion on Rick Ross, X said he simply did not respect the rapper as a pure lyricist.
"Rick Ross 'looks' more like Biggie," X said, speaking to "Breakfast Club" co-host Charlamagne Tha God. "[He's got lyrics?] Well I guess, I guess, I guess. I'm just not impressed, man. I'm not impressed. ... He's aight, man, he just talks about eating, girlfriends too much. How much can a n*gga eat? How much weed can you smoke? Like, aight. Let's talk about something else. I know you got the Maybach, the Ashton Martin, OK. Good for you, d*mn. Come on. I see a whole 'nother side of the coin, son." ("The Breakfast Club")
When presented with the question of how he feels about Drake, DMX did not censor himself on his issues toward the rapper.
"No, no," X said when asked if he likes Drake. "I don't like anything about Drake. I don't like his f*cking voice. I don't like what he talks about, I don't like his face, I don't like the way he walks, I don't like nothing. I don't like his haircut. I might just -- let me shut up. Stop right there." ("The Breakfast Club")
Despite X's criticisms, both hip-hop stars were named in MTV's annual "Hottest MCs in the Game" list.
Ross topped the list, which also included Drake, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa and Wale. Each MC was judged based on our Hottest criteria, which included impact, buzz, sales, lyrics, swag and the intangibles. Rozay surely met all of the above. His impact on the game is undeniable, with his Maybach Music Group and key guest appearances on songs like Meek Mill's "Ima Boss" and Lil Wayne's "John," Ross maintained a consistent buzz all year long. His Self Made, Vol. 1 compilation album debuted at #1 on the Billboard rap albums chart. Lyrically, Rozay was a force as well, and his swag was through the roof. In January, the Bawse lit up the streets when he dropped his free 19-song Rich Forever mixtape. (MTV)
Recently, producer Timbaland dubbed Ross the new version of late music mogul Notorious B.I.G.
"Let me show y'all how to take it to the next level. The best with the best," Tim said in the video. "He's the newest, reincarnated B.I.G. and that's coming from the heart -- a n*gga who worked with B.I.G. I'm telling you like it is. I know rap stars and he's one of the biggest rap stars who ever done it. I'm happy to be a part of it." (Maybach Music Group)
Check out DMX's interview below: