The late DMX revealed on Drink Champs in February that Lil Wayne was featured on his upcoming album alongside Snoop Dogg, The LOX, U2’s Bono, Alicia Keys and Usher.
Over the weekend (May 1), Lil Wayne performed at Trillerfest in Miami and made a speech concerning the passing of DMX. He admitted being a fan of the fellow rap star and spoke on memories he had with Dark Man X.
In 2000, there was a 40 date tour of North America between the labels of Ruff Ryder and Cash Money Records. It was this time period where both rappers bonded. Lil Wayne and DMX toured together in 2002 in a collaboration between the two labels they were signed to — Cash Money Records and Ruff Ryders Entertainment.
“When I was a younger kid, we used to be on tour a lot right, like six months out the year,” he said. “We used to have so many artists, we didn’t have to have no opening acts ’cause we just needed another record label, and it was just us and them. So back then we went on this tour called The Cash Money/Ruff Ryders Tour. See, being from New Orleans, it’s so far away from New York and Cali and shit like that. We didn’t know if it was real when we seen it on TV, the New York guys, the LA people. So when we saw DMX, we all fell in love.”
He continued, “But when I got on tour with him, and now you’re in the hotel lobby, you’re backstage, you run across a n-gga and he actually say something to you, and when you see this n-gga talk like how he rap, and you see this n-gga is what he is, and you see this n-gga got a zillion dogs with him, then a zillion dogs with him, it’s impossible not to be obsessed, infatuated, muthafuckin’ impressed, whatever. Ladies and gentleman, please make some noise for the late, great DMX.”