Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Earl Simmons



An Excerpt from his interview with XXL

Interviewer: Are you following the presidential race?

DMX: Not at all.

Interviewer: You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.

DMX: His name is Barack?!

Interviewer: Barack Obama, yeah.

DMX: Barack?!

Interviewer: Barack.

DMX: What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?
Interviewer: Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.

DMX: Barack Obama?

Interviewer: Yeah.

DMX: What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.

Interviewer: You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.

DMX: I ain’t really paying much attention.

Interviewer: I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…

DMX: Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.

Interviewer: So you’re not following the race. You can’t vote right?

DMX: Nope.