Former Ruff Ryders leader DMX may have a reputation for tearing down microphones, however, the New York rapper recently revealed his inability to conquer some of today’s most common technology.
According to DMX, he is inept at using laptops or desktop computers.
“I don’t even know how to use a computer. I don’t want to learn how to use a computer,” X revealed in a video. “[Do I know how to Google myself?] No. I know how to do it on a phone. Look at all these [keyboard] things. Look, it’s scary. It’s scary, it’s just too much stuff. It’s too much stuff. [I swear] on my grandmother. … I don’t have patience like that. Errr! I’d break it. Funny words, like Google? [Those are] funny words. Google? That doesn’t even make sense. That’s like something you call a baby, ‘It’s Google,’ it’s weird.” (Power 105.1)
Earlier this year, Westside Connection’s WC talked to SOHH about his lack of interest in spending hours behind a computer monitor.
“It’s crazy because we don’t have time to sit up all day and be on a f*cking computer, Twitter and sh*t like that. But you have to surround yourself with a team and find some time or some kind of way to check in and see what’s going on,” WC told SOHH about social media. “It’s unfortunate but it’s what it is right now. It went from being hands-on out here talking with people at concerts and on the radio outlets to being on the computer. It’s crazy because that’s where people are at with it. The first thing people do when they wake up in the morning is go in and see the latest news. It’s crazy because it used to be a point and time when you would get that from the video stations and listen out to it on the radio.” (SOHH)
In December 2010, Young Money’s Drake credited the power of viral media outlets for helping jump-start his career.
“Initially, I think I just didn’t know what would happen,” Drake recalls. “I was this rapper with a little bit of buzz, the internet was taking over, and I didn’t know the power of the internet at that point. The true power of social networking and the things we are so emmersed in now. There wasn’t an artist that had been 100% birthed from that outlet and I think to be discovered on MySpace, how I was found, and for it to somehow reach Wayne’s ears and for him to feel so confident about it and call me and to release a mixtape on the internet again and have a record somehow go #1 off a mixtape using the internet as a tool. It was all amazing because it was all a first, I can’t remember that happening in my day. Even if you think of 50 [Cent], [Kanye West], and [Young] Jeezy, I remember having hard copies of all of those tapes. I remember it being more about the radio.” (Global Grind)
Back in early 2010, comedian Mike Epps told SOHH he predicted technology would reign supreme in the years to come.
“Man, I think 2010, you know, this advancement on technology is about to be crazy,” Epps told SOHH. “I mean, you already got machines, computers, working [and] doing stuff. You go in the grocery store now and they don’t have cashiers. You know what I mean? So get ready. No more weed man.” (SOHH)
Check out DMX speaking on computers below: