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Pureracket
Sep 11th, 2003, 11:46 PM
There are groups that demanding that this song by DMX be pulled from the airwaves and television stations:


Artist: DMX
Song: "Where The Hood At?"


Lyrics :

[DMX talking]
Aiyyo, ya niggaz must be outcha fuckin mind
Thinkin dog can't pull another motherfuckin rabbit out the hat
Nigga I ain't gotta check out my motherfuckin sleeves you bitch ass niggaz
Fuck is y'all niggaz...
Y'all niggaz just thinkin I'm sittin around doin nothin?
Oh my God, y'all niggaz can't be serious

[Chorus: DMX - repeat 2X]
Where the hood, where the hood, where the hood at?
Have that nigga in the cut, where the wood at?
Oh, them niggaz actin up?!? Where the wolves at?
You better BUST THAT if you gon pull that

[DMX]
Man, cats don't know what it's gonna be
Fuckin with a nigga like me, D-to-the-M-to-the-X
Last I heard, y'all niggaz was havin sex, with the SAME sex
I show no love, to homo thugs
Empty out, reloaded and throw more slugs
How you gonna explain fuckin a man?
Even if we squashed the beef, I ain't touchin ya hand
I don't buck with chumps, for those to been to jail
That's the cat with the Kool-Aid on his lips and pumps
I don't fuck with niggaz that think they broads
Only know how to be ONE WAY, that's the dog
I know how to get down, know how to BITE
Bark very little, but I know HOW TO FIGHT
I know how to chase a cat up in the tree
MAN, I GIVE Y'ALL NIGGAZ THE B'INESS FOR FUCKIN WIT ME, IS YOU CRAZY?!?

[Chorus]

[DMX]
Once a song, I come though, guns is drawn
BLAM BLAM, lungs are gone, sons will mourn
From dusk till dawn, nighttime belongs to the dog
On the street passed midnight, look for 'em in the morgue
Don't play with these cats cuz I ain't got nothin to say to these cats
For the mothers that really do love em, please pray for these cats
Cuz I know niggaz is hardheaded but I ain't got the patience
Don't want me havin no patience turn into more patience
More trips to ICU cuz I see you
Tryna get away with shit a real nigga wouldn't do
Where my dogs at? (RIGHT HERE) See them niggaz? (RIGHT WHERE?!?)
GET EM BOY! (RIGHT THERE) That's how we do... (AIIGHT THEN)
This is for my dogs, this is for my dogs
YO, WHERE WE AT BABY?!? (CREEPIN THROUGH THE FOG)
From then till now, don't ask me how
Know that we gon roll like them niggaz and hit every block on the job

[Chorus]

[DMX]
I get tapes doin times, stop niggaz like grapes makin wine
Five CD's with mad rhymes
Don't hit me with that positive shit, I know you lyin
You really wanna stop niggaz from dyin? Stop niggaz from tryin
I cuz I ain't really got that time to waste
and I thought I told you to get these fuckin bums out my face
Lookin atchu in your grill, I might be nice to cut
Once I split ya ass in two, you'll be twice as butt
Yeah, you right, I know ya style - PUSSY cuz I'm fuckin it
Since we all right here, you hold my dick while he suckin it
MOTHERFUCKER, don't you know you'll never come near me
Shove ya head up ya ass, have you seein shit clearly
Never heard that D be runnin, cuz D be gunnin
I beat my dick and bust off in ya eye so you can see me comin/cumin
Empty clips and shells are what I leave behind
and if they get me with the joint, they hit me with a three-to-nine

[Chorus]

[DMX talking]
WHERE THE FUCKIN HOOD AT?!? (It's all good, the dog is the hood)
NO ONES' FUCKIN WITH ME NIGGA, FO REAL (It's all good, the dog is the hood)
I AM THE HOOD, I AM THE STREETS (It's all good, the dog is the hood)
YOU BITCH ASS NIGGA (It's all good, the dog is the hood)
TAKE IT HOW YOU WANT, MOTHERFUCKER (It's all good, the dog is the hood)
I'M IN THE HOOD ALL DAY (It's all good, the dog is the hood)
I THINK I'M LIKE THE ONLY NIGGA, DOG (It's all good, the dog is the hood)
THAT CAN GO TO THE PROJECTS (SCHOOL STREET, HOME OF THE BRAVE)
BY HIS FUCKIN SELF AND BE GOOD
YEAH NIGGA, ASK NIGGAZ ON Y.O. (MY PROJECTS, Y.O.)
WHEN THE LAST TIME THEY SEEN DOG (Not too long ago baby)
MOTHERFUCKER..
DEE, WAAH, UGH... (Y'all niggaz is homeless)
KATO... (Where the hood at?)

Pureracket
Sep 11th, 2003, 11:51 PM
DMX is one of the best selling rap/hip-hop acts happening. Honestly, I don't mind hip-hop, but these lyrics caused a HUGE discussion @ my job today.

Poe
Sep 11th, 2003, 11:53 PM
he needs a big bar of lever2000 shoved into his mouth

Cariaoke
Sep 11th, 2003, 11:59 PM
how could they be racist? :confused:

homophobia in the rap game should not be surprising. DMX hasn't been around for awhile and to prove his masculinity, because he's been doing movies and such and people in the industry think he's gone 'soft', he has to put down what he perceives is weak and furthest from his lifestyle, homosexuals. It's not right but that's the explanation.

and DMX isn't a group, it's a rapper. :)

Serendy Willick
Sep 11th, 2003, 11:59 PM
I am a hardcore DMX fan, so I cant give you an objective view. (Yes, those are some seriously redicoulous lyrics). But like I said in another post, I dont see anyone clowing on 50 "no talent" cent and his obvious degredation of women in the song and video called P.I.M.P

Pureracket
Sep 12th, 2003, 12:05 AM
Cari,
Who referred to "D" as a group?

SM
Sep 12th, 2003, 12:26 AM
DIDNT foxy brown claim DMX had a relationship with the male rnb artist NAS? lol...those lyrics lose a bit of credibility..

Knizzle
Sep 12th, 2003, 12:32 AM
DIDNT foxy brown claim DMX had a relationship with the male rnb artist NAS? lol...those lyrics lose a bit of credibility..

Nas is a rapper, and I'm sure DMX is probably addressing that issue in this song, and no I don't think it's racist or homophobic.

Pureracket
Sep 12th, 2003, 12:37 AM
Knizzle,
You're joking, right?

Knizzle
Sep 12th, 2003, 12:39 AM
Knizzle,
You're joking, right?

Joking about what??

Sam L
Sep 12th, 2003, 12:42 AM
This type of "music" should be banned.

Knizzle
Sep 12th, 2003, 12:46 AM
This type of "music" should be banned.

Banned from what??

Pureracket
Sep 12th, 2003, 12:46 AM
Knizzle,
Joking about it not being offensive.

Knizzle
Sep 12th, 2003, 12:46 AM
Knizzle,
Joking about it not being offensive.


I think he was talking about his beef with one person.

Pureracket
Sep 12th, 2003, 12:51 AM
Knizzle,
I actually found these lyrics "questionable". I never looked @ it the way you suggested it, though:


Last I heard, y'all niggaz was havin sex, with the SAME sex
I show no love, to homo thugs
Empty out, reloaded and throw more slugs
How you gonna explain fuckin a man?
Even if we squashed the beef, I ain't touchin ya hand
I don't buck with chumps, for those to been to jail
That's the cat with the Kool-Aid on his lips and pumps
I don't fuck with niggaz that think they broads
Only know how to be ONE WAY, that's the dog

Sam L
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:00 AM
Banned from what??
Banned from being sold to the public. It's offensive and is a bad influence on youth.

Knizzle
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:01 AM
Banned from being sold to the public. It's offensive and is a bad influence on youth.

Well then nearly everyone should be banned at some point then. America is the land of free speech. Racist groups make music also though it's not popular of course.

Knizzle
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:06 AM
Knizzle,
I actually found these lyrics "questionable". I never looked @ it the way you suggested it, though:


Last I heard, y'all niggaz was havin sex, with the SAME sex
I show no love, to homo thugs
Empty out, reloaded and throw more slugs
How you gonna explain fuckin a man?
Even if we squashed the beef, I ain't touchin ya hand
I don't buck with chumps, for those to been to jail
That's the cat with the Kool-Aid on his lips and pumps
I don't fuck with niggaz that think they broads
Only know how to be ONE WAY, that's the dog

He doesn't associate with men who act like women.

Pureracket
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:09 AM
Knizzle,
I know quite of few people who don't. He seems to be talking about killing these people, though.

Rocketta
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:12 AM
Knizzle,
I actually found these lyrics "questionable". I never looked @ it the way you suggested it, though:


Last I heard, y'all niggaz was havin sex, with the SAME sex
I show no love, to homo thugs
Empty out, reloaded and throw more slugs
How you gonna explain fuckin a man?
Even if we squashed the beef, I ain't touchin ya hand
I don't buck with chumps, for those to been to jail
That's the cat with the Kool-Aid on his lips and pumps
I don't fuck with niggaz that think they broads
Only know how to be ONE WAY, that's the dog

ok I would've said no its not particularly homophobic except for the part hilighted. I think that is encouraging violence against a group of people and that is homophobic. I would say without that line that it certainly wasn't a love song to homosexuals but I could see how it would pass the discrimantion test of being allowed on the radio. Frankly with all the *n*'s getting bleeped you wouldn't be able to understand what he's talking about. Heck I read it and I'm having a hard time understanding what he was talking about. ;)

Having said that I'm probably biased as well cause I love me some DMX :o


but also thinking about rap don't they talk about shooting somebody a lot? It kind of goes hand in hand with gansta rap, no?

Knizzle
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:16 AM
Knizzle,
I know quite of few people who don't. He seems to be talking about killing these people, though.

You can't take everything that a rapper says 100% literally, which is why children shouldn't be allowed to listen to songs like this without their parents permission.

Zvonerevian
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:21 AM
It's very homophobic. Period. DMX is probably a closet queen himself.

Sam L
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:26 AM
You can't take everything that a rapper says 100% literally, which is why children shouldn't be allowed to listen to songs like this without their parents permission.
Oh right so now rappers are above the law because you can't take a rapper seriously. :rolleyes:

Serendy Willick
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:37 AM
If this music should be banned than how about the first family of cursing? The Osbornes, and Manson, and all of the loser heavy metal bands that have the same lyrics.

DutchieGirl
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:54 AM
This type of "music" should be banned.

:worship: (Well, at least this song should be). ;) What sort of CRAP is that? :rolleyes:

Knizzle
Sep 12th, 2003, 01:55 AM
Oh right so now rappers are above the law because you can't take a rapper seriously. :rolleyes:

What law?? There is no law against what DMX is doing. It's entertainment. He may be talking about a life he lived before he became a rapper and got famous, but he is a family man now and I doubt he is on the streets killing or shooting anybody. Eminem kills everyone in his raps, so what does that mean?? Is he killing them in real life??

decemberlove
Sep 12th, 2003, 02:01 AM
Banned from being sold to the public. It's offensive and is a bad influence on youth.

if youre going to be that close-minded, then maybe we should get rid of all those programs that contain gay guys cos THAT can also be seen as a bad influence by other ignorants.

please, thats just ridiculous. as if freedom of speech isnt restricted enough as it is.

Sam L
Sep 12th, 2003, 02:07 AM
if youre going to be that close-minded, then maybe we should get rid of all those programs that contain gay guys cos THAT can also be seen as a bad influence by other ignorants.

please, thats just ridiculous. as if freedom of speech isnt restricted enough as it is.
decemberlove, I'm only going by the interpretations of the lyrics here cause quite frankly I can't even understand them when I read them. Now apparently, it says something about killing. Gay programs don't do that, and those that do should be banned.

decemberlove
Sep 12th, 2003, 02:11 AM
yknow whats funny?
male musicians have been degrading females for a LONG time, and no one other than feminists have ever cared. but now all of the sudden, dmx says something about gays and its the end of the world :rolleyes: typical in this patriarchal society that we would only care about the negative images of gay men when women are CONSTANTLY being degraded and there are tons of bad influences out there against women seen daily by children.

rappers arent telling their autobiography in a song, its just a STORY. thats ALL.

stop being so sensitive and get over it.

Sam L
Sep 12th, 2003, 02:13 AM
yknow whats funny?
male musicians have been degrading females for a LONG time, and no one other than feminists have ever cared. but now all of the sudden, dmx says something about gays and its the end of the world :rolleyes: typical in this patriarchal society that we would only care about the negative images of gay men when women are CONSTANTLY being degraded and there are tons of bad influences out there against women seen daily by children.

rappers arent telling their autobiography in a song, its just a STORY. thats ALL.

stop being so sensitive and get over it.
Well it's hard to get over it when you see a lot of teenagers (particularly boys) who are listening to this sort of music and thinking it's all ok. Like violence and hate is a part of normal life. It's not.

decemberlove
Sep 12th, 2003, 02:16 AM
decemberlove, I'm only going by the interpretations of the lyrics here cause quite frankly I can't even understand them when I read them. Now apparently, it says something about killing. Gay programs don't do that, and those that do should be banned.


sam, i wasnt saying thats my personal opinion [far from it] but im sure theres people out there [ignorant homophobes of course] that feel it can have an influence on a childs sexuality. i was just throwing the flip at you.

but rap talks about killing all the time and dmx is definitely not the first rapper to talk trash about gays. its all cos they hafta portray this image of tough and being gay is often seen as the exact opposite, dig?

BigTennisFan
Sep 12th, 2003, 03:24 AM
Well, I heard that during his dope slinging days, DMX used to run up in more boy ass than you can shake a stick at. :lol:

decemberlove
Sep 12th, 2003, 03:28 AM
:lol:

pReUrBrIyN
Sep 12th, 2003, 04:16 AM
he needs a big bar of lever2000 shoved into his mouth

Lol.

King Satan
Sep 12th, 2003, 04:22 AM
Well it's hard to get over it when you see a lot of teenagers (particularly boys) who are listening to this sort of music and thinking it's all ok. Like violence and hate is a part of normal life. It's not.
For some ppl, violence IS normal life.

GBFH
Sep 12th, 2003, 04:38 AM
For some ppl, violence IS normal life.

I think what Sam meant was these boys will think hatred and violence are acceptable behaviors. Which they are not. Otherwise, you're totally right babe.

kku
Sep 12th, 2003, 05:36 AM
Well, I heard that during his dope slinging days, DMX used to run up in more boy ass than you can shake a stick at. :lol:

:haha:

Miss Thang
Sep 12th, 2003, 05:51 AM
how could they be racist? :confused:

homophobia in the rap game should not be surprising. DMX hasn't been around for awhile and to prove his masculinity, because he's been doing movies and such and people in the industry think he's gone 'soft', he has to put down what he perceives is weak and furthest from his lifestyle, homosexuals. It's not right but that's the explanation.

and DMX isn't a group, it's a rapper. :)

I cosign with Miss Cari. The brotha been gone from the game for a minute so his jumpoff for his new album gotta cause drama so DMX went off on gays. It aint right but I always look at rap as bein dramatic anyway and I neva believe these brotha's 100% a the time. DMX may not even mean word of it but he know he got seel albums so he says ish like this.

kku
Sep 12th, 2003, 06:08 AM
I cosign with Miss Cari. The brotha been gone from the game for a minute so his jumpoff for his new album gotta cause drama so DMX went off on gays. It aint right but I always look at rap as bein dramatic anyway and I neva believe these brotha's 100% a the time. DMX may not even mean word of it but he know he got seel albums so he says ish like this.

I agree. DMX did a movie with Jet Li. Now, how is he racist?

sartrista7
Sep 12th, 2003, 03:15 PM
how could they be racist? :confused:

homophobia in the rap game should not be surprising. DMX hasn't been around for awhile and to prove his masculinity, because he's been doing movies and such and people in the industry think he's gone 'soft', he has to put down what he perceives is weak and furthest from his lifestyle, homosexuals. It's not right but that's the explanation.

Yeah, that's the explanation, but it's a very lame justification... if you're a fan of DMX (and I've liked pretty much everything I've heard by him) you have to find a way of reconciling great music with loathsome lyrics. I tend to do that by not taking it very seriously, like Miss Thang... I do know someone who was so bothered by the homophobia in some Jamaican dancehall lyrics that she ended up making up her own lyrics just so she could sing along in peace.

It'd be good if someone called X out on it but shyeah right that'll happen.

SJW
Sep 12th, 2003, 03:50 PM
personally, i think DMX sucks regardless.....

Darran
Sep 12th, 2003, 04:03 PM
Of course its racist and homophobic, personally i can't understand some of the people who are defending it.

I'm sure if britney spears came out and starting singing about "niggaz" a few of the people defending in here would be going irate.

Sam L
Sep 12th, 2003, 04:07 PM
Sam L. is correct- i work in a youth agency and these kids talk about nothing but rap music & the artist, i am not kidding and quite unfortunately most of them dont' come from homes to combat this shit---i don't support this crap and will continue not to do so and it has nothing to do with being on a higher moral ground- the shit is horrible to listen to for my ears.

Thank you Joy. :) I also cannot stand the fact that children these days are easily swayed by this type of music. I don't know what is "cool" about this sort of music. Now why can't we all listen to Whitney Houston's classics like "The Greatest love of all", for example. :angel:

JonBcn
Sep 12th, 2003, 04:14 PM
Because Whitney is a mad old junkie with a criminal husband ;)

SJW
Sep 12th, 2003, 04:44 PM
ok then, Mariah

she's pretty sane :)

SJW
Sep 12th, 2003, 04:48 PM
Is she :confused: remember that nervous breakdown :p Oh wait she was just having a diva moment ;)
ALAS! someone fails to see my humourous British sarcasm. im hurt :(;)

still caught up on not getting that hangla luv ;)

SJW
Sep 12th, 2003, 04:51 PM
LOL- i did recognize your dry English humour- remember i grew up on that stuff :eek: I hated those English TV shows :D

And on that hangla- way over it, I'm back to my #1 girl, Love- you were just a stand in, while love was playign with GBHF and your Cari wasn't around ;) :wavey:

dry humour!?!?! you're mistaken my friend!

LMAO@me being your stand in. its all good your with your #1 girl, and im with mine :);)

SJW
Sep 12th, 2003, 04:57 PM
I can't have a moment with you alone, until Cari comes lurking :rolleyes:

ROTF!!!

oh Joy i never knew you felt this way :angel:

Cariaoke
Sep 12th, 2003, 04:58 PM
what, what was that, Joy? :tape:

SJW
Sep 12th, 2003, 04:59 PM
*dead* :haha::tape:

Cariaoke
Sep 12th, 2003, 05:01 PM
<-- coming over on the rough side of the mountain! :haha:

decemberlove
Sep 13th, 2003, 11:20 PM
LOL- i did recognize your dry English humour- remember i grew up on that stuff :eek: I hated those English TV shows :D

And on that hangla- way over it, I'm back to my #1 girl, Love- you were just a stand in, while love was playign with GBHF and your Cari wasn't around ;) :wavey:

DMX should be more open about his activities like the girls on this board and then he won't have to pen such garbage :D


awwwwwwwwwww :hearts:

joy :kiss:


btw, in case someone didnt already say it, the song is directed at ja rule and meant only for him.

SJW
Sep 13th, 2003, 11:40 PM
everyone seems to hate Ja Rule

.....and i have to say......GOOD

sartrista7
Sep 14th, 2003, 12:01 AM
btw, in case someone didnt already say it, the song is directed at ja rule and meant only for him.

So homophobia is just fine as long as you're attacking an individual, then?

Ja Rule is so, so, so bad though. Fucking abysmal.

Shuji Shuriken
Sep 14th, 2003, 01:14 AM
Homophobic...yes. Racist...no. Let's look at it this way. it's nothign worse than what Eminem has rapped about. If Eminem's songs are still on the airwaves, then anyone else's songs can still be on the airwaves :o. But I still respect DMX and Eminem as people. And DMX is still one of my faves (yes...I am gay :o)

M2k
Sep 14th, 2003, 04:05 AM
Good god! :eek: How can anyone like such trash ???? :eek: How sad :sad:


DMX / Eminem = pure trash

azza
Sep 14th, 2003, 04:16 AM
answering the queston

yes :(

Pureracket
Sep 14th, 2003, 02:43 PM
Umm. . .. how can anyone who's gay like those lyrics?

Shuji Shuriken
Sep 14th, 2003, 03:12 PM
Umm. . .. how can anyone who's gay like those lyrics?
I really don't like those lyrics, but the song is catchy (I find myself singing along without even being aware :o). DMX is one of my faves...I forgive him for his mistakes.