Just like everybody in the last couple of weeks, I too went through a moment of going through DMX’s discography (R.I.P. DMX). This leads to this week’s Song of the Week: DMX‘s “Who’s Next (X-Clue-Sive)” off DJ Clue‘s The Professional 2 project. Here are a few thoughts:
Having a flatline sound on the hook (as well as gunshots) is one of the most late 90’s/early 00’s mixtape things ever.
Bill Goldberg’s historic undefeated streak ended at WCW Starrcade 1998 in December (#FROHorsemen) with this song technically coming out in February 2001. It’s hard to believe that the “NEXT?!” part of the song wasn’t influenced by the WWE Hall of Fame wrestler.
I understand that DMX was just trying to rhyme with “M to the X” but the line “Most y’all niggas is straight sex” is still kinda suspect. Was this a thing people said in Yonkers in the early 2000’s?