Swizz Beatz recently got nostalgic on social media, sharing some old footage of DMX with his followers. The various clips showcase a DMX performance at the Apollo Theater. The late rapper is seen performing various tracks from his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot while the crowd goes wild.
Alongside the footage, Swizz Beatz also shared a sweet message about his late friend. “DMX Apollo zone! This was our 1st time on that stage it was magical! I was X Dj and producer at that time,” Swizz captioned the throwback, “We made magic that will never be forgotten! Long live my brother @dmx I still cry when I hear Stop Drop real talk. look at the slides.”
DMX Performs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”
DMX is also seen in one clip performing “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” which turned 25 last month. Swizz Beatz celebrated the It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot single’s anniversary, sharing another throwback with his Instagram followers. He called the song’s release date the day his “life changed forever,” going on to say “long live my brother [DMX]!!!!” DMX’s six-year-old son, Exodus, also recently covered the iconic track on piano in a sweet clip shared by his mother.
Swizz Beatz has also previously discussed the similarities he sees between young NYC rapper Scar Lip and his late friend. Last month, he even said that he believes the rapper sent her to him. “I honestly feel like DMX sent Scar Lip my way because she’s too much of his energy,” he explained. “Like I’ve never seen an artist that just naturally have what I know DMX have. And they two different artists, two different levels, yes. But I’m not talking about that. You know, like, that sister’s been through a lot, like Dog been through a lot.” He continued, “That sister, you know, is when you sit with her, she’s amazing and have a great heart the same way X had a great heart.”