If I had to choose one song that defined my childhood, it probably wouldn’t be the “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” by DMX. However, I love this song and once I even used it as a “cheerleading” chant at a student council leadership workshop (after a few lyrical edits, of course).
The “Anthem” was DMX’s first big hit. Although he’s largely been left out of the pantheon of rap legends, he filled a huge void in the rap game after the deaths of Biggie and Tupac. He also helped pass the torch from those icons to guys like Eminem, Kanye, and Jay-Z in the 21st Century. So, DMX, wherever you are (jail, I think), thanks, dude. We miss you.
So here’s the newest edition of “Awkard White Guy Raps.” I would have normally done a few more takes to find one that was less awful, but Amanda made this cut pretty memorable. Enjoy!