At 46, DMX is confident he can thrive in the young man's game of rapping over 808-heavy trap beats. He recently went on Twitter to request fresh trap productions via email. Though X's interest in trying out the Southern-born genre may come as a surprise, trap music has much to owe to the Ruff Ryder's great legacy. The unbridled aggression (and relentless ad-libbing) he was known for was mirrored by many artists in the Waka Flocka-led wave that took trap to new heights.

X's last single was last year's "Blood Red." Maybe his next one will be produced by Metro Boomin