Mar 15 2008

DMX on Politics and Barack Obama.. “Barack?!.. That Ain’t His Name.”

This year’s democratic presidential primaries has more people involved in the process of selecting their candidate than in many years past. Just last week, in Mississippi, democratic voter turnout was 400k+, three times what experts forecast. The most in 20 years. The Hillary Clinton/Barack Obama dynamic is the cause of all the attention.

Though you can’t escape news of what’s going on, believe it or not, some people haven’t even heard of Barack Obama.
Some people, would be DMX.

DMX was interviewed in XXL about his upcoming album and the only relevant current events topic was brought up. DMX is either still smoking or doing his best Simple Life imitation.

Are you following the presidential race?
Not at all.

You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
His name is Barack?!

Barack Obama, yeah.

What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?

Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
Barack Obama?

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.

You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.
I ain’t really paying much attention.

I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…
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.

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

Is that why you’re not following it?
No, because it’s just - it doesn’t matter. They’re gonna do what they’re gonna do. It doesn’t really make a difference. These are the last years.

But it would be pretty big if we had a first Black president. That would be huge.
I mean, I guess…. What, they gon’ give a dog a bone? There you go. Ooh, we have a Black president now. They should’ve done that shit a long time ago, we wouldn’t be in the fuckin’ position we in now. With world war coming up right now. They done fucked this shit up then give it to the Black people, “Here you take it. Take my mess.”

Right, exactly.
It’s all a fuckin’ setup. It’s all a setup. All fuckin’ bullshit. All bullshit. I don’t give a fuck about none of that.

We could have a female president also, Hillary Clinton.
I mean, either way it doesn’t matter. I don’t care. No one person is directly affected by which president, you know, so what does it matter.

Yeah, but the country is.
I guess. The president is a puppet anyway. The president don’t make no damn decisions.

The president…they don’t have that much authority basically?
Nah, never.

But Bush pretty much…
You think Bush is making fuckin’ decisions?

He did, yeah, he fucked up the country.
He act like he making decisions. He could barely speak! He could barely fuckin’ speak! Can’t be serious. He ain’t making no damn decisions.

Well Barack has a good chance of winning so that might be something.
Good for him, good for him.

Tagged: RappersDMX

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 John Sat, Mar 15, 2008 - 3:19 pm

So basically, DMX is a huge shithead

2 Eric Sat, Mar 15, 2008 - 4:09 pm

i think x just gave it to me

3 L Zavier Sat, Mar 15, 2008 - 5:19 pm

wow, DMX really showed his ass here. i was hoping this was a satirical piece, but apparently it’s an actual interview.

what an embarrassment. someone so disconnected and uninformed isn’t qualified to criticize the system.

not a good look, X.

4 hey its me Sat, Mar 15, 2008 - 7:46 pm

This is basically the most reasonable view for anyone to have on politics.  Never change X, you are beautiful.

5 SqBiz... Sat, Mar 15, 2008 - 8:38 pm

...whose idea was it to interview him anyway???  Lets break down what Jeremiah Wright alleged controversy is.

6 niggaAss Sun, Mar 16, 2008 - 12:26 am

Just what i expected from a damn… know…..

7 dani Sun, Mar 16, 2008 - 12:54 am

DMX sounds so ignorant! He would be ashamed, Dark Man X…that name sounds ridiculous.

8 sinaasappeljuice Sun, Mar 16, 2008 - 11:25 pm

Dmx is tatatatarded

9 orangesap Sun, Mar 16, 2008 - 11:29 pm

What the f**k is a DMX?! DMX. Where he from, Africa?
Wow, DMX! The nigga’s name is DMX. DMX? Nigga named DEE EEEMM EECCKS. What the f**k, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his f**kin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your f**kin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn DMX. HE aint part of the Distributed Multihead X Project

10 paul Mon, Mar 17, 2008 - 1:27 am

dont be f**king dissin X. he ill kill you bitches. plus hes christian so that makes it all better.

11 To the post above Mon, Mar 17, 2008 - 1:34 am

First Paul get off the crack, and X is dissing himself with that stupid ass interview that he did. You sound just as dumb as his ass talkin’ bout he will kill us all. Just go to sleep for the night crack head.

12 sinaa Mon, Mar 17, 2008 - 3:36 am

dont be f**king dissin X. he ill kill you bitches. plus hes christian so that makes it all better.

” thou shall not kill”

13 Concern Parent Mon, Mar 17, 2008 - 12:37 pm

Stop buying this ignorant ass music, and he will then Wake up and realize that there is a world out here. DMX is really not his name his mama gave him or did he forget.  He didn’t understand that the person interviewing him just made a complete FOOL out of him and he had no clue.  What an Ass-Hole!
Anyone who is that lost and not in tune with his surroundings in 2008 is very very sad.  You see what happened to Michael Jackson, he tried to be in a world all by himself, and the world was not very nice to him. If DMX want to be in his own space and time then someone need to introduce him to the KING OF POP. The only other thing I want to say is: “A mind is a terrible thing to Waste”!
Take some of that money and get yourself a TUTOR.

14 handi Mon, Mar 17, 2008 - 6:07 pm

dmx is the best

15 WOW Mon, Mar 17, 2008 - 7:24 pm

I thought that Remy Ma was the dumbest rapper I ever heard until this ignorant ass opened his mouth. He clearly shows that he is still doing crack and definitely needs help. I agree with Concerned Parent we all should stop buying his music until he gets help.

16 omfg Mon, Mar 17, 2008 - 10:12 pm

Dmx: robble robble robble robble robble.

Handi Mon, Mar 17, 2008 - 5:07 pm
dmx is the best

17 chris Mon, Mar 17, 2008 - 10:27 pm

and black america wonders why their ilk aren’t taken seriously when their kids look at this lame retard as a role model. My guess is that it is all a sham….DMX most likely has heard of Barack Obama, but tried to play dumb for the street credibility. Just like the entertainers of all races, but it seems to really stick in the black community that you can’t ever just be yourself, you always have to try to impress everyone you know, whether it be with your entourage, cars, weapons, weed, or lack of intelligence.

Bill Cosby for V.P.

18 OMFG BLACK FEMALE! Mon, Mar 17, 2008 - 11:57 pm

DMx is a giant fagget!

19 a Mon, Mar 17, 2008 - 11:57 pm


20 jaime Tue, Mar 18, 2008 - 3:14 pm

omg omg omg something is wrong with dmx thats why he cant vote its big that a black person would be in the white house for the first time and you dont care you got something wrong with you DMX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

21 ! Tue, Mar 18, 2008 - 3:50 pm

he’s just jealous that he cannot participate because of the mass amount of felonies he has.

22 nigga named barack Tue, Mar 18, 2008 - 5:01 pm

my mom ain’t name me no damn barack

23 grisly Tue, Mar 18, 2008 - 6:11 pm

damn nigga dont have a clue at all lol

24 blackmann4prez Wed, Mar 19, 2008 - 10:39 pm

its really sad to see we still have a few blacks so out of touch

25 Allen Gabriel Wed, Mar 19, 2008 - 11:54 pm

So DMX has no idea who’s running for president, yet he knows the president is simply a puppet? Well since X has wasted his money on drugs and stripper poles in his house, can somebody lend him a few bucks to buy a ****ing clue.

26 thuglife Fri, Mar 21, 2008 - 1:07 pm

all you people are dumB. i dont give a fucK Whose runnin 4 president either its all Bullshit. DMX is right the president is a puppet. presidents dont do shit to help people but himself. so fucK all you people DMX is tight

27 To the idiot above Fri, Mar 21, 2008 - 9:41 pm

We are dumb but you admire an idiot like DMX. Who is the real dummy. So sad that this is your hero. Stop helping to make your race look like dumb asses you f**kin fool.

28 to the lazy assed complainer above. Sun, Mar 23, 2008 - 2:58 pm

“all you people are dumB. i dont give a fucK Whose runnin 4 president either its all Bullshit. DMX is right the president is a puppet. presidents dont do shit to help people but himself. so fucK all you people DMX is tight”

Then do something about it instead of sitting on your ass and complaining and working on a defeatist attitude. It’s people like you who are letting things like this in the gov’t turn into the “bullshit” you consider it to be. If you believe that something is wrong, gather arms and people and fight against it.

29 TO THE DUMMY ABOVE Mon, Mar 24, 2008 - 2:00 pm

No wonder DMX is your hero you sound just as dumb as his ass is. You both need to get off the crack.

30 Creativetalent Tue, Mar 25, 2008 - 9:55 pm

All I have to share is my poetry..share if you care!

Vote Not! Want Not!

I haven’t forgotten about yesterday

the price that they paid

while on the ground they laid

pushed down by the fire hoses

with dogs barking and biting around the bodies

including the noses of my people!

I can still tell of the days when they fell

the price they paid

and how high the cost

what we gained and what we lost

We’ve suffered a lot, so

Vote Not! Want Not!

How could we not fight for our right to be included

when justice for them, alluded

living in segregation, secluded

Making sure not to lose sight

and thanks to them we now have the right

So let’s help those remember who may have forgot,

Vote Not! Want Not!

Vote not then want not a democacy

and a chance to participate

choosing who chooses the laws

governing what we procreate

Make no mistake

there is a lot at stake

because we can’t take

another four more

years of giving to the rich

while living off of the poor

Stop the glazed hands of

constituents with public butter

Let us not forget how they achieved the goal

When the day comes be at the polls, remember

Vote Not! Want Not!


31 blah Wed, Mar 26, 2008 - 2:24 am

Dmx is still a babbling idiot ^

32 Wow Wed, Apr 09, 2008 - 4:41 pm

That is the most ignorant mess I’ve ever read.

33 To Dummy Wed, Apr 09, 2008 - 4:41 pm

You need to lay off the pipe! You sound really stupid!

34 Angel Eyes Fri, Apr 11, 2008 - 1:02 pm

Only in America can an asshole like DMX speak such fluent “english” and still consider himself “educated”.  And you wonder why the youth can’t understand why they aren’t getting jobs.  We have so many really educated kids, but because of the way either their parents talk or celebrities, it’s having a negative effect on them when it comes to getting jobs or even into higher schools of education.

35 mwinyimwka hatibu Sat, Apr 12, 2008 - 9:54 am


36 rebel,4-1208 1;/00am Sun, Apr 13, 2008 - 2:10 am

dmz,please leave that crack are number one ass.

37 juice Thu, Apr 17, 2008 - 11:16 pm

I love his sense of artistry! *sarcasm*

38 Aquilla.. Wed, Apr 23, 2008 - 10:08 am

i love DMX.. hes better then all u bitches on here dissing him.. so shut the f**k up faggets..!!

39 aquilla.. Wed, Apr 23, 2008 - 3:24 pm

I don’t care about reading into the inane words Dmx is projecting.

40 Aquilla.. Wed, Apr 23, 2008 - 3:25 pm

because i am a giant inane fagget that cannot spell f***.

41 To Aquilla Wed, Apr 23, 2008 - 3:38 pm

Shouldn’t your dumb ass be in school. Find a real role model.

42 atx Fri, Apr 25, 2008 - 5:33 pm

Keep shining shoes, washing cars, wearing your pants down to your knees, drinking cheap wine, and listing to ignorant thug criminals like DMX. Then blame the white man for your problems. Yea, you think this will make your life better. Better yet, take a good look into the mirror and see the problem itself. Learn to be good fathers. Learn not to lay down with the first man you meet and have fatherless kids. Learn to be proud of academic accomplishment and not some stupid game. Learn how to do the right thing because that is how real educated people act. Learn to think for yourself. Quit thinking the government is going to change your life! Then maybe we might be talking about you running for president some day. America is a great country! Personal responsibility is the key.

43 To the white boy above Fri, Apr 25, 2008 - 5:47 pm

Keep f**king sheep, keep having your women suck and f**k dogs and horses, keep having your kids grow up crazy and planning to kill everyone in their schools, keep having sex with your family members keep growing up as rapist and murders. The moral of my comments is that your race is just as f**ked up but in different ways so don’t come on this site acting like white people are the best thing since sliced bread. America is a great country if you are white. Walk a day in my shoes before you criticize PUNK. Then you will see what it takes to be a real man and have to work for what you get and not have everything given to you.

44 atx Fri, Apr 25, 2008 - 6:13 pm

The ignorant f**k above: My first job was on the back of a sanitation truck, so don’t tell me everything is given to the white man. I have worked my way up in this world. My hand shake has been my word and I have tried to help all people from all races. I work everyday to pay the bills.  My comment is that many of your people act just like you. Instead of looking for the positives, they are looking for the first excuse to blame someone else.  You made your bed, sleep in it!

45 To the bitch 1 up Fri, Apr 25, 2008 - 6:57 pm

Your first job was on the back of a trash truck. That fits your ass perfect. Take your trailor trash ass back to the trailor park. Everything is given to the white man and all you could come up with is being a garbage man. That sucks!!! If your punk ass was trying to help people of all races you wouldn’t have came up with all that shit that you said. my comments are many of you people act just like you having sex with animals. If a black person did that we would be in jail. But since white people invented having sex with animals it’s OK in America. As long as its white… it;s alright. Oh, bout that ignorant comment the only ignorant one is your mother bitch. Face to face lets see who the real man is. I bet I’ll make you a bed and lie your ass down in it… Yet another case of a white man that got some balls because he is behind a computer.

46 The Real X Fri, Apr 25, 2008 - 9:23 pm

Alleigh doesnt know sh*t bout politics

47 ! Wed, May 07, 2008 - 6:56 pm

i think he beats DMx with the illest rhymes

48 NasT Wed, May 21, 2008 - 4:42 pm

f… u all haters DMX da real gangsta 4 LIFE

49 @ Fri, Jun 13, 2008 - 3:12 am

dmx is a wankster and a f*** whos a bitch to the ballers that are exploiting hiphop.

50 Raku The Narrator Mon, Jul 21, 2008 - 11:04 pm

All I can say is… this nigga is livin’ proof that there is a thin line between genius and insanity! ‘Cause he definitely spits some of the illest shit of all time, when he’s in front of a mic. But he’s sho’nuff talkin’ out his ass in this interview. I guess it’s like the old song says, “Crack killed Apple Jack- he jumped in and he couldn’t jump back- He was just too blind to see that… death lives in a rock house!”

51 To Raku Mon, Jul 21, 2008 - 11:46 pm

You definitely get my vote for best post on this board. I would like to hear more from a brother like you. BIGG UPPS!!!!!!

52 WOW Tue, Jan 27, 2009 - 1:46 pm

WOW!DMX is crazy!SO are you idiots arguing about race on the computer!Yall should seriously consider getting a life!

53 Ziggy Wed, Feb 16, 2011 - 3:29 pm

Is there audio of this?

54 Chris - Whudat Wed, Feb 16, 2011 - 11:45 pm

No, just the link to the interview (3rd paragraph.)