With DMX on my mind from the most recent #Taken segment, I took a look back at some of Earl Simmons’ classic hits, when you are looking at the very potent career of DMX, there are a lot of stand out cuts, but one track I think all Hip Hop fans can at the very least respect, is “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem.”  To me, that’s a classic Hip Hop track. #YaDig

With his boisterous energy and aggressive attack on the track, this right here is pinnacle DMX.  With classic production from Swizz Beatz, Dark Man X most certainly did Swizz’s beat justice, and the accompanying video is perfect for the vibe and what I think they were trying to project with this record.  The Ruff Ryder’s crew was a force in their prime, and I think this is a fitting anthem for their posse.

Check out the video for “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem” below, and keep DMX in your prayers as he continues his climb back to where he left off on in music, and in life. #YaDig


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