Eminem wants the smoke with DMX.
The “Rap God” is reportedly down to battle the New York rap legend, according to N.O.R.E. On Monday, the “Drink Champs” podcast host took to Instagram where he claimed that DMX and Eminem are prepared to face off as part of Swizz Beatz and Timbaland’s Instagram Live series.
“This moment is so Legend !!! 3 minutes before this @therealswizzz CALLS X and says Eminem is down for that smoke,” N.O.R.E. captioned a photo of him and DMX playing a game of Jenga.
Despite what would undoubtedly be an epic matchup, DMX still has his sights set on battling another icon, JAY-Z. “X SAY HE CAN GET BUT I STILL WANT JAY,” added N.O.R.E. “HAHA SO CLASSIC BEHIND THE SCENES SHIT SORRY IF I WASNT POST TO SAY NOTHING but I had to DMX VS SLIM SHADY??? What y’all think??? I’m riding wit the DOG!!!”
During a “Drink Champs” episode earlier this month, DMX revealed JAY-Z as his first choice for an opponent. “That would be battle number three,” said DMX, whose rivalry with Hov dates back two decades.
Fat Joe weighed in on the potential battle between X and Em. “DMX got the biggest hits in the world, one of the greatest rappers of all time. Legendary. Iconic. Superhero. And everything I’m saying is understated. He’s bigger than that,” Joe said, according to Complex. “But there’s something about that white boy and his fans. Nah, bro. You wanna see some crack in the Internet? He’s gonna crash, nia. That n*a is carefree, bro.”
It’s uncertain if a DMX vs. Eminem battle will actually materialize. Meanwhile, Swizz has teased other potential Verzuz pairings including Snoop Dogg vs. Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J vs. Ice Cube, and Usher vs. Justin Timberlake.