RIP Dark Man X: 10 Of DMX’s Dopest Lyrics

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RIP Dark Man X: 10 Of DMX’s Dopest Lyrics

The New York rapper is considered a hip hop prophet.

Published 2 days ago

Written by Paul Meara

As the hip hop world and rap music culture collectively pulls together in mourning the death of DMX on Friday (April 9), fans are remembering some of his most prolific lyrics can help celebrate one of Hip Hop’s all-time greatest storytellers.

In honor of X, BET.com has assembled 10 of the Big Apple rapper’s most profound musical lyrics from his catalog.

  1. “Because I am highly favored by God I experience great victories / Supernatural turnarounds and miraculous breakthroughs; in the midst of great impossibilities.”

    - “The Prayer V” from Grand Champ

  2. “The streets, the cops, the system, harassment / The options, get shot, go to jail, or getcha ass kicked / The lawyers, the part, they are, of the puzzle / The release, the warning, ‘Try not, to get in trouble’.”

    - “Who We Be” from The Great Depression

  3. “Now if your heart was as big as your mouth, you'd be real.”

    - “Bring Your Whole Crew” from Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood

  4. “And the curse turned to grace when the hurt turned to faith / No more runnin' or slidin' in the dirt, 'cause I'm safe.”

    - “The Convo” from It’s Dark and Hell is Hot

  5. “See, to live is to suffer but to survive / Well, that's to find meaning in the suffering.”

    “Slippin” from Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood

  6. “It's what I live for, you take away that and I'm gone / There's a difference between doin' wrong and bein' wrong.”

    - “Let Me Fly” from It’s Dark and Hell is Hot

  7. “We already know how much your watch is worth / Talk about, helpin the hurt, savin the church / Won't you brag about helpin out where you come from / And give brothers a job that really want one.”

    - “Trina Moe” from The Great Depression

  8. “You showed me everything was black cause my eyes were closed.”

    - “The Prayer (skit)” from It’s Dark and Hell is Hot

  9. “Places that I've have been, things that I have seen / What you call a nightmare, are what I have as dreams.”

    - “Coming From” from Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood

  10. “In my heart I mean well. But if you help me to grow / Then what I have in my heart will begin to show.”

    - “The Prayer III” from ... And Then There Was X

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