The Hip Hop Week In Review: DMX Disses Drake & Rick Ross, Q-Tip To Form Super Group, MTV Crowns Rick Ross As Top MC

DMX threw shots at Drake and Rick Ross, while Q-Tip, Common and Nas are rumored to be joining forces as The Standard. MTV crowned Rick Ross as the top MC.

This week, DMX made his triumphant return to New York City, New York, where he performed at S.O.B.'s. But it was with a radio interview that pushed him back into the spotlight, as the gruff emcee slandered Rick Ross and Drake during the conversation. Meanwhile, Q-Tip, Common and Nas are rumored to be joining forces as super group The Standard after Nas gave the affirmative for a collaboration between the three, and MTV crowned Rick Ross as the Hottest MC of 2011.

DMX Returns, Slanders Drake & Rick Ross

This week, DMX made his triumphant return to New York City, New York, performing a homecoming show with special guest Swizz Beatz at S.O.B.’s. But Dark Man X really stirred the pot when he did an interview with Power 105’s The Breakfast Club, stating that he’s not very impressed by Rick Ross’ lyrical content and that he “doesn’t like anything about Drake. I don't like his fucking voice. I don't like what he talks about. I don't like his face. I don't like the way he walks. Nothing."

Q-Tip, Common & Nas Rumored To Team As Super Group The Standard

Though it’s all just hearsay, rumors were flying this week that Common, Q-Tip and Nas were planning on joining forces as super group The Standard. The origins of the project lie in 2007, when Tip and Com announced that they would be forming the super group. But, according to the New York Daily News, Nas is slated to get in on the action, though official plans are yet to be made for an album. When asked if he would be recording with the pair, Nas proclaimed, “Definitely,” fueling speculation that the trio could be hitting the studio relatively soon. In the meantime, Nasir is working on his upcoming LP Life is Good, while Tip is recording the follow-up to his 2008 sophomore release The Renaissance.

MTV Proclaims Rick Ross As The Hottest MC Of 2011

After a week of buildup, MTV finally unleashed its Hottest MCs of 2011 list, crowning Rick Ross as the king of the year. Additional emcees to make the cut included Drake (No. 2), Kanye West (No. 3), Nicki Minaj (No. 4) and Lil Wayne (No. 5), as well as Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa and Wale. "I just got the news that I was voted the game's Hottest MC, and man, it really means a lot to me, of course, but it's an honor," Ross told the network at the time. "It's something I've been watching, something I've been a fan of forever. Of course, MTV, they run the game. MMG, we're here. Shout-out to the whole team.”

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41 Comments

  • Anonymous

    And I meant beans is better than drake not jay.

  • Anonymous

    Nigga they got fans, mysonne and hopsin local ha. Than how have I heard him before the ruff ryders cd he was on and I live in Denver. Gibbs can out spit drake Forbes sorry dude money don't equal talent. Beans who gives a fuck about the jay situation. I like jay-z too but just like beans said "juelz was in court everyday. He showed up more than you." Jay a good artist but that's not real nigga shit so I can't blame him for being pissed off at jay. But at the end of the day beans is a better mc period. Hopsin I heard of him too before his ruthless deal so he ain't local either. Money money money that's all u ymcmb/mmg fans have for a defense that's funny. These 3 dudes will roast a mic and hand it back to drake melted any day big ups to mcs speaking up.

  • HIP HOP DX

    Swizz Beatz Dicusses DMX's Struggles, Jay-Z Beef http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.13140/title.swizz-beatz-dicusses-dmxs-struggles-jay-z-beef "At the end of the day, you can't help somebody if they're not willing to help themselves," he added. Swizz also addressed DMX's recent outburst, where he said "Fuck Jay-Z" during a concert in Arizona. "There's no problem with DMX, with Jay. X is gonna address that in a certain way. It's 2010. All that fake beef, and all [those] ignorant tones against each other...I don't get involved in that." HIS OWN HOMEBOYS EVEN PUT HIM ON BLAST BUT HIS STANS ARE IN DENIAL!!!!

  • Anonymous

    DMX has bever met Ross but he has an opinion about him???? No "Crackhead X" is just a HATER!!! Swizz beats even called DMX a crackhead and that is his hmoeboy from back in the day!!!! DMX IS A CRACKHEAD!!! I am not hating even though I have never met DMX, IT IS JUST MY OPINION. smh

    • Nastyboy

      I realy like that dude but it was unfortunate that he let himself fall a victm of a crack head, My Opinion is that he should focus on bein a better person in out society for tha sake of his kids...period! No diss, no hatin but most realist dnt realy like Canadian swag very much..

  • Anonymous

    It's funny the only thing ymcmb/mmg fans can say is x is a crack head, what you gotta say about the other rappers who weren't on drugs that feel the same way? With the exception of sales you can't say shit. Gibbs, beans, mysonne even hopsin these cats can spit and didn't need all the gimmicks to get a rep just like x. So say what you want about x ya can't say the same shit about anyone else who feels like him.

    • Nastyboy

      It's funny the only thing ymcmb/mmg fans can say is x is a crack head, what you gotta say about the other rappers who weren't on drugs that feel the same way? With the exception of sales you can't say shit. Gibbs, beans, mysonne even hopsin these cats can spit and didn't need all the gimmicks to get a rep just like x. So say what you want about x ya can't say the same shit about anyone else who feels like him. I like ur thought, we can be friends on twitter or fb nostackz @twitter

    • Anonymous

      Fakes they do sell too b'cos at the end, we are all humans created by one God n there re destiny behind every success even before niggas start getting there hands really dirty to be on top...

    • Anonymous

      Not just sales. You forgot the Forbes list, the charts, radio play and the fans!!! But those guys you just named won in everything else. smh HAHAHAHAHAHA Beans don't bite the hand that feeds you. Gibbs snitched on himself about a TSA agent giving him a pass. mysonne and hopsin???? (Local niggas!!!)

  • Anonymous

    one word "SENSATIONALISM"

  • Lurch

    ross reached out to X and he cool with cashmoney. did u listen or did you rush to defend your boyfriend? smh

  • Anonymous

    It's one thing to have an opinion, but another to talk smack about people you've never worked with or met. It's the ramblings of a drug addict, and a few weeks from now after X's come down from his latest haze, he'll probably shake his head, and wonder why he even opened his mouth in the first place.

    • Anonymous

      AYE, 747 COMMENTS! THEY WERE ACTIN' LIKE DMX STOLE FROM THEY MOMMA!

    • Anonymous

      he was asked a question BY THE MEDIA and was actually honest how he felt! when u internet goblins gonna get mad at the media for once? They cause all of this bitching and moaning online cause yall are too stupid to think for yourselves ^ this right hurr

    • YMCM BS

      aww grow some fuckin balls he was asked a question BY THE MEDIA and was actually honest how he felt! when u internet goblins gonna get mad at the media for once? They cause all of this bitching and moaning online cause yall are too stupid to think for yourselves and you fall for their tricks time & time again!! When drake and all these kids make their lil hater anthems talkin about imaginary enemys or talkin about old rappers when are these so called 'old rappers' allowed to talk that shit and defend themselves? X put in WORK! ok hes not what he used to be...so! Even on drugs he more 100 than all these niggas out! and if he such a crack head why would ross reach out to him? yall wouldnt say that shit if he was a flake under ross would you...yeah... And EVERYBODYS sick of drake to some degree, even women so if your a dude with hurt feeling u need to check yourself...the whole ymcmb shit is OD at this point, drake is a scared lover boy rapper, wayne is dazed & confused, nikki is desperate to crossover cause she lost all her real fans and the rest of them niggas is tax write offs! young niggas who want it all but refuse to honor their craft by putting in the work it takes to be considered GOAT! Than if you dont lick their ass your some degenerate hater with a problem! wtf is that? its a generation of slackers man...u dont have to be dedicated or possess skill to 'win' anymore...niggas get that paycheck and act like they did it, but then look around for everybody to feel good about your payday... when the music is suffering...ok your in a mansion but I the fan dont get anything in return but your bragging and boasting over & over? o_0

  • DMX

    Big up DMX!! p.s. Are you targeting Japanese market? I Officially did promotions for Ace Hood and DJ Infamous "We The Best" Japan Tour. I have more than 20,000 Japanese followers. If you are producer, artiste, DJ, dancer, or records/production company and need my promotions, contact me! http://www.Twitter.com/RSmagazine The details are in the link in my profile!

  • Anonymous

    so when somebody says about a person that their not imprest , it's a diss?

  • Anonymous

    So what do you young money fags got to say about them. Nothing because beans would rip drake and mysonne and shit ill put my money on gibbs if him and drake battled.

  • dlcrossdresser

    im a dl ngga, i be dressing up for guys lookn like awoman and they be boneing me so hard omg. just hit me up if u wanna see pics......DMX needs to switch the style up

  • Anonymous

    Damn thats crazy a man can't have his own opinion these days. Ym fans act like you just dissed god or something if you say you dont like drake or wayne, nikki, mmg because their affiliated. Face it x speaking the truth Ross subject matter is very limited and he's just not nice. He's your average down south rapper not a dope down south rapper like t.I., stat quo, bun b. But average sometimes shitty like 2 chains, alley boy, lil wayne. X is right there's nothing special about this dude. As far as drake goes a lot of rappers feel the same way just don't got heart like x. Too worried that their opinion is gonna affect their sales. Nothing special about drake either singing and being emotional ain't special we got that from ja rule already. I could see the kids point if he was a lyrical beast the next big L or something but he's not. So get off x case for speaking his mind. Beanie Siegel, mysonne, and I think freddie gibbs said he wasnt feeling drake too. Now those brothers didn't fuck with crack so what you young money niggas gots

  • Anonymous

    Iam sorry but with Q-tips track record I wouldn't do any business with that dude at all...an i didnt see the A ATCQ documentary, but i could probably some it up in a few words.

  • HIP HOP DX

    Swizz Beatz Dicusses DMX's Struggles, Jay-Z Beef http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.13140/title.swizz-beatz-dicusses-dmxs-struggles-jay-z-beef "At the end of the day, you can't help somebody if they're not willing to help themselves," he added. Swizz also addressed DMX's recent outburst, where he said "Fuck Jay-Z" during a concert in Arizona. "There's no problem with DMX, with Jay. X is gonna address that in a certain way. It's 2010. All that fake beef, and all [those] ignorant tones against each other...I don't get involved in that." HIS OWN HOMEBOYS EVEN PUT HIM ON BLAST BUT HIS STANS ARE IN DENIAL.

  • Anonymous

    DMX IS A CRACKHEAD!!!! Swizz Beatz Dicusses DMX's Struggles, Jay-Z Beef "At the end of the day, you can't help somebody if they're not willing to help themselves," he added. Swizz also addressed DMX's recent outburst, where he said "Fuck Jay-Z" during a concert in Arizona. "There's no problem with DMX, with Jay. X is gonna address that in a certain way. It's 2010. All that fake beef, and all [those] ignorant tones against each other...I don't get involved in that." HIS OWN HOMEBOYS EVEN PUT HIM ON BLAST BUT HIS STANS ARE IN DENIAL.

  • Anonymous

    only dmx stated that he don't like drakes and rick ross music doesn't mean he disses them

  • Anonymous

    How the fuck did he diss them!!?? WTF!!! He just said he didnt like them and gave his honest fucking opinion you piece of shit writer! This is why Hip Hop is fucked up, cause of stupid ass writers like this misconstruing shit. Cant a mother fuck not like someone and it be ok? Fuck you shitty writer quit making HHDX look like some mainstream dick riders!

  • Anonymous

    there is a clear difference when you compare what dmx said about drake and what he said about ross.. i dont think he dissed rick ross.. i dont think he was disrespectful towards ross..

  • the1bymaryj

    Wassup my boos, i sucked dick all this week and i loved how it felt in my mouth.. i was all dressed up like a woman and i looked sexi. just check my page out on fb lasexidyme you know you want to and dam common squashed the beef with drake? ol lame as ngga sdfas dfa sdf asdf as df asdf df

  • the1bymaryj

    Wassup my boos, i sucked dick all this week and i loved how it felt in my mouth.. i was all dressed up like a woman and i looked sexi. just check my page out on fb lasexidyme you know you want to and dam common squashed the beef with drake? ol lame as ngga

  • lasexidymee

    Wassup guys, i sucked dick all this week and i loved how it felt in my mouth.. i was all dressed up like a woman and i looked sexi. just check my page out on fb lasexidyme you know you want to and dam common squashed the beef with drake? ol lame as ngga

  • lasexidyme

    Wassup guys, i sucked dick all this week and i loved how it felt in my mouth.. i was all dressed up like a woman and i looked sexi. just check my page out on facebook.com/lasexidyme you know you want to and dam common squashed the beef with drake? ol lame as ngga

  • Anonymous

    How did DMX diss Ross? He just said he's not impressed

  • Alf Capone

    thats darkman. rip their heads off

  • boybe

    ALL DMX DID IS GIVE HIS OPINION, HE AINT DISS NOBODY, STOP TRY TO START UP BEEF PLEASE!!!!

    • Anonymous

      A real rapper would already be offended so don't worry you won't see any beef. The correctional officer won't say shit...HAHA

  • Anonymous

    Rick ross mmg, suck my dick if you dont like it bitch

  • Anonymous

    Rick ross top mc? no fuckin way this is comin from a tv channel that every time you turn it on you either see steriod takin fake tan wearin idiots or women crying fuck mtv and rick ross. wack channel wack rapper!

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