It is not easy aging gracefully in hip-hop.
Legendary rapper DMX must know this all too well by now. Things got a little awkward for the rapper the other day when he went to Twitter and tweeted, “Looking for trap beats. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.” Not surprisingly, Twitter was pretty shellshocked by the question and reacted accordingly (in other words, with jokes.)
— Nigel D. (@NigelDPresents) April 3, 2017
DMX ASKING FOR TRAP BEATS pic.twitter.com/7zNMhZhk41
— Hal Jordan (@NO_TATS_B) April 3, 2017
DMX + Trap beats?????????? Lock him back up
— B (@GullyCrxxpa) April 3, 2017
After the avalanche of negative response to the request, DMX deleted the tweet and did a quick audible:
Trap Beats for my dog @1shotdealz email@example.com
— DMX (@DMX) April 3, 2017
His “dog” is 1 Shot Dealz, an up-and-coming rapper from East Harlem, which would explain the I Am El Barrio email address. And while it was funny to joke about the idea of DMX rapping over a Metro Boomin’ track, all of this just seems to be another example of the rapper interneting wrong.