Is DMX getting canceled? Rapper brings house down with uncensored 'Where the Hood At' and Gen Cancel explodes
If you were tripping on the Verzuz battle between Snoop Dogg and DMX on July 22, rest assured the rest of the world too was thrilled at the mashup spectacle between the two iconic rappers. One of the most iconic moments was when hip hop artist DMX brought the house down with his classic 'Where The Hood At'.
The controversial song that contains the N-word made its way to the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 charts and features the lyrics: "Where the hood, where the hood, where the hood at? / Have that ***** in the cut, where the wood at?." Shockingly, DMX sang the explicit version instead of the clean version (which doesn't have the third verse). No sooner did DMX, born as Earl Simmons, rap the "uncensored" version, the Internet went into a frenzy. "Me reading the lyrics of Where the hood at with my 2020 sensibilities," one fan wrote and another said, "They let Where the hood at play uncensored in 2020. DMX won."
Soon, many more Twitter users started reacting to the rapper's uncut version. "DMX really saved Where the hood at for the end. Dawg thank you," one said, praising it. Another said, "They let Where the Hood at play unbleeped in 2020. DMX won." One even posted a meme saying: "DMX when it was time to rap the homophobic parts on Where The Hood At."
Some music lovers joked about the cancel culture. "DMX getting canceled if he rap that 1st verse of Where The Hood At," one tweet read and another said, "M*s would have definitely tried to cancel DMX if Where The Hood At was released today." The anthemic lead single, which was released as the second single from his 2003 studio album 'Grand Champ' is said to have been modeled after previous DMX rallying calls including 'Ruff Ryder Anthem', 'What's My Name?' and 'Who We Be'.
DMX is one of the most distinct personalities that the hip hop culture has ever seen and his penchant for dogs and barking in his ad-lib set him apart from other musicians. No wonder, he set the Internet on fire with his rap song.