Ruff Ryders

Ruff Ryders was a musical collective and an entertainment company headed by brothers Darrin “Dee” Dean and Joaquin “Waah” Dean. Mostly backed by the sounds of producer Swizz Beatz, multi-platinum rappers such as DMX, Eve and The Lox made an indelible mark on hip hop around the turn of the millennium. Aside from the solo releases from affiliated artists, Ruff Ryders released the popular Ryde or Die compilation series (three volumes from 1999 to 2005), which showcased their impressive roster. 

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The legend's Gladiator School will preserve the underground movement.

Music News: Murda Mook Talks New Song With Snoop

The MC talks battle rap evolving and his new project. (9/26/2014)

DMX Announces Texas Tour

Yonkers MC is set to embark on a seven show run in the Lone Star State.

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