Swizz Beatz Remebers DMX On "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" Anniversary

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the song's release.

BYNoah Grant
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On the 25th anniversary of "Ruff Ryders Anthem," Swizz Beatz took to social media to remember his dear friend, DMX. The renowned producer talked about how the success of the iconic song propelled his career forward. According to him, it set him on the path that led to where he is now. In doing so, he also paid tribute to the late rapper. The track "Ruff Ryders Anthem" was the third single from DMX's album It's Dark & Hell is Hot. When it was released, it only reached No. 93 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, after DMX's death in April 2021, it hit a new peak at No. 16. Swizz Beatz has frequently expressed his love and admiration for his late friend in the past.

Swizz Beatz has been vocal about his grief over DMX's passing. He has frequently shared tributes to the late rapper on social media. Furthermore, he has posted photos and videos of them together, shared personal anecdotes, and expressed his admiration and respect. Swizz Beatz and DMX had a long history together, with Swizz producing many of DMX's hit songs and being one of his closest collaborators. It's clear that DMX's death has deeply affected Swizz, as well as many others in the music industry and beyond.

DMX Came To Swizz In A Dream

In an interview with The Breakfast Club on April 26, Swizz Beatz discussed a vivid dream he had. In it he says felt the spirit of his late friend and rap legend, DMX. Before revealing his supernatural experience, Swizz said that he felt like DMX wasn't even gone. "Man, honestly, it don’t even feel like he’s gone,” he said. “It just feels like he’s away, somewhere chillin’. And then the anniversary will come around... and I’m like, ‘Whoa.’"

Swizz went on to describe his dream about the late rapper. "But the thing that make me feel easy about it is he came to me," he continued. "I seen him in my dream. He came to me. And this was, like, super quick too. And he let me know he was good. I’m the person that be like, ‘He ain’t come to see you, what you talkin’ about?’ I seen him. I felt him." What do you think about Swizz Beatz tribute to the late DMX? Let us know in the comments!


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