Swizz Beatz has shared his belief in a spiritual connection between the late DMX and rising star Scar Lip, whom he sees as a recipient of mentorship and collaboration from DMX’s spirit. During an interview with Audacy’s Hip-Hop Made, the renowned Ruff Ryders producer elaborated on how his involvement with Scar Lip was ignited by the presence of DMX’s spirit. It was Desiree Lindstrom, DMX’s fiancée, who urged Swizz Beatz to work with the up-and-coming artist from the Bronx.
“I genuinely believe that DMX directed Scar Lip toward me because she embodies so much of his energy,” Swizz Beatz expressed. “I’ve never seen an artist who naturally possesses the same qualities that DMX had. They are two different artists on different levels, yes. But that’s not what I’m referring to. I’m talking about something deeper.”
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He continued, “When you spend time with Scar Lip, you realize she has endured tremendous hardships, just like DMX. She is an incredible person with a big heart, just like X had. She represents those who have been marginalized, just like X did. Despite facing numerous challenges, she still manages to smile. That’s when I thought, ‘This girl has to succeed.'”
TCheck out the full segment of Swizz’s conversation with DJ Buck and Big Regg from Audacy Hot 93.7 below: