DMX is one of the most authentic people to ever pick up a mic. If someone was on his good side, X was loyal to them — even to his own fault in certain situations. Former Ruff Ryder rapper Drag-On spoke to VladTV recently about how DMX refused to act in 2001’s Exit Wounds unless he also had a role in the film.
“They offered another dude to play his little brother, but he kinda denied the movie unless they put me in it,” Drag-On explained. “I still had to audition, but I did kinda good at the audition. With him saying he probably won’t film unless I’m in it, and then with me actually doing good at the audition, it actually worked out for me.”
Vlad chimed in about DMX’s ride-or-die attitude with his friends where he stood up for Drag-On to be in the movie even though he wasn’t even an actor.
“There will never be another DMX,” the “Down Bottom” rapper added.
After being cast as Shaun Rollins in ExitWounds, Drag-On went on to notch another role two years later in 2003’s Cradle 2 the Grave alongside DMX.
As for the late Yonkers legend, who passed away in April, his first posthumous single released on Tuesday (May 25) titled “Hood Blues” alongside Griselda’s Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher and Conway the Machine. Look for the rest of X’s Exodus album on Friday (May 28).