Once upon a time, DMX’s closest allies in the rap game included Jay-Z. Both rappers, along with Ja Rule, were pulled together by Irv Gotti. At the time, Irv Gotti held a position with Def Jam. Soon, Gotti received a promotion at Def Jam, as he helped all three rappers sign to Def Jam and all released platinum albums.
Behind the scenes, however, there was plenty of tension between rap’s three new superstars. Ja Rule often stated the planned group album never happened because of the “egos in the room.” Because he was the least-established of the three, Ja Rule left it up to the people to guess where the problems laid.
DMX voiced his displeasure with Jay-Z in 2006 and soon revealed he had a full-fledged beef with his former friend. Things have only gotten worse over the years, as the Dark Man X is working on his comeback music. During a recent interview with popular Philadelphia radio station, Hot 107.9, DMX spoke on Watch the Throne, questioning if it was a TV show.
Listen to the entire interview below: