Whenever you hear DMX of late you automatically cringe thinking, what did he get himself into this time? The latest event in the Dark Man’s drama-filled life was his arrest in his upstate New York home for failure to pay child support. But for once we have some good news; there’s some new DMX music to vibe to. Ok, not brand new music, just music that had never left the studio. ‘Ain’t Nowhere To Hide’ is vintage DMX; lyrics that are brass-knuckles-to-your-jaw hard, the gruff, energetic delivery and beats that are reminiscent of ‘Up In Here’ and other stuff the New York rapper released in his Ruff Ryders days. The track was laid by long-term DMX collaborator Dame Grease and apart from hooting synths, it could have well have been something on ‘…And Then There Was X’.
A few days prior to the new DMX release a previously unreleased Ol’ Dirty Bastard track began doing the rounds on the Internet. That was put out by fellow Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA and the revelation that it was meant to feature on ODB’s 1995 debut ‘Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version’ will make ‘Obey Me’ all the more precious to WTC diehards. However, the song is not yet available in audio and they will have to content themselves with the Shash’U remix of the track heard in this video. The release of this joint almost coincides exactly with what would have been ODB’s 47th birthday had he not succumbed to a drug overdose.
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