Just a few days after his release from prison, DMX decides to speak on his past with issues with drugs on an interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood.
During the conversation, X touched on his his addiction to cocaine, which plagued him for years. Although he said he no longer indulges in the highly addictive narcotic, he admitted he still drinks alcohol occasionally.
“I don’t do anything,” he said. “I’ll have a drink here and there. That was never a problem. That’s about it. Cocaine [was the problem]. I think we kinda knew that was the problem. Anybody in here that didn’t know? Of course it was problem. I got in trouble and all that shit. It’s not worth it. I spent too much time doing things. It’s just not worth it.”
Later on in the interview the rapper spoke on the current state of hip-hop and the responsibility that he and other staples in hip hop have to represent the culture correctly.
“Hip Hop is a lifestyle. I think [it’s being misrepresented],” he said. “Whoever can [represent it correctly], not just myself but whoever first has the insight to see it and the talent and the ability to do the right thing, then it’s all of our responsibility.”
When Big Boy suggested mainstream rap all sounds the same, X quickly chimed in with, “They all promoting drug use. If that’s what you wanna do, that’s your business. But you ain’t gotta promote it like it’s cool, make it cool. Now you have kids walkin’ around like, ‘Oh I’m poppin’ Molly.'”