Billboard.com reports Outkast’s two-CD set ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’ muscled out tough competition from Dave Matthews and Limp Bizkit to bow atop the Billboard 200 album chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan sales data issued Wednesday. The Arista album sold 509,600 copies in the U.S. during the week ended Sept. 28, leading nine albums into the top-20. Obie Trice’s debut ‘Cheers’ entered at No. 5 with 226,000 copies, while last week’s chart-topping album from DMX, ‘Grand Champ’, fell to No. 7 selling 150,000 units.
MTV’s 2$ Bill Concert featuring Ludacris, Method Man and DMX went down on Monday (September 22) at The Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Florida. Check out pictures from WireImage.
The New York Post reports DMX was spotted drawing a crowd to his vintage chartreuse Cadillac on the corner of 47th Street and Ninth Avenue in New York City.
The New York Post reports Courntey Love insisted that Spin magazine’s Marc Spitz hear her new CD ‘America’s Sweetheart’ at J.T. Leroy’s bash at the Coral Room. Love dragged Spitz outside to find a car stereo and tried rap mogul Damon Dash’s unoccupied SUV. When Dash’s chauffeur stopped her, Love demonstrated her hip-hop street cred saying, “No, it’s OK! I know Damon Dash, I know DMX, I know them all!”
DMX was enthused while discussing his forthcoming Hollywood projects to SOHH.com, but his excitement doesn’t carry into the rap game. “I’m sick of the rap game. I’m sick of this fu**ing industry, you know what I’m saying,” he said. “It’s run by the devil and 99% of everybody you deal with is a snake. It gets tired after a while, you know what I’m saying. And I know The Lord has a calling on my life, you know what I’m saying. I’m not going to do both.” While fans were excited to hear about a collaboration with 50 Cent on his final album, he says they’ll be disappointed. “I did do the track [with 50 Cent],” X said. “But umm… I don’t know if it’s gone be on the album.”
SoHood.com recently caught up with DMX to talk about his new album ‘Grand Champ’, due September 16th. Asked why this was his last album, X responded, “Cause I’m sick of the rap game. I’m sick of this fu**ing industry, you know what I’m saying. Its run by the devil and 99% of everybody you deal with is a snake. It gets tired after a while, you know what I’m saying. And I know the lord has a calling on my life, you know what I’m saying. I’m not going to do both.”
During Chris Rock’s opening monologue of the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, he joked, “Punk’d is a show they play a practical jokes on celebrities and tell them that they broke, you know, they find people like, what’s my man, Justin Timberlake or Brittany Murphy and tell them that they’re broke. Now they told Justin he was broke and soon as they told Justin he started crying a river. And when they told Justin Timberlake that he was broke, he got a real white all of a sudden, he’s like, ‘Dude, I’m broke, I don’t know what to do! Mommy, mommy’. And just when he got so desperate that he got on his knees and threatened to lick a man for eight bucks, somebody shows up and says, ‘Man, you’d been Punk’d!’ Then Justin gets all black and says ‘Yeah, you got me, yeah, dog, yeah!’ Yeah, they always Punk people like Justin, all these Mickey Mouse celebrities. You never see them try to Punk any rappers. I want to see them try to punk DMX. ‘Hey, DMX, you’ve been Punk’d’. ‘Oh yeah? You’ve been stabbed’.”
Clear Channel News Network reviewed DMX’s new album ‘Grand Champ’, praising it left and right. They write, “X’s energy is in his delivery, in the unforgiving way he climbs on top of a rhyme, bites its head off and dives down its throat. X’s passion is in his meaning, in the painfully honest way he penetrates his own soul to protect and repair the souls of his people. So while one could discuss ‘Thank You’ his Grease-produced duet with Patti Labelle that samples the classic ‘I Want To Thank You’ record, or the ‘Rob All Night’ joint X spits over a sick Rocwilder track, right here, right now, it’s all about ‘We’re Back.’ One of the most musically powerful songs DMX has ever recorded, ‘We’re Back’ marks the perfect final chapter to a storied and unforgettable career. Horns, drums, baby cries. You have to feel it to believe.” Read more.
DMX and Animal Haven unveiled the new Boomer 129 K-9 Fashions on Monday (August 18) at Q Lounge in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
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Which hip hop star is developing his own clothing line…for dogs? DMX. Not too many details have been nailed down, all that is know is the line will be called Boomer 129, after DMX’s beloved Pit Bull. Apparently, X loves this dog so much he had its picture tattooed on his back. No word on when this Doggie clothing line will hit stores but it’s also been said that DMX is developing a cartoon series about Boomer. Sounds like DMX should’ve been the focus of MTV’s True Life ‘I’m Obsessed With My Dog.’ In the meantime, DMX’s latest CD ‘Grand Champ’ is due out September 16th.