All I Know Is Pain: The 33 Greatest DMX Quotes

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Greatest DMX Quotes

DMX (Earl Simmons) was a hip hop artist from New York. He released eight full-length albums and had a long acting career for both film and television. Sadly, DMX passed away on April 9th, 2021.

I started listening to DMX when I was nine years old after seeing his music video for Ruff Ryder’s anthem. He is an artist that I’ve followed throughout my adolescence and adulthood. Though he was never one of my favorite hip hop artists, his music has been a constant throughout my life.

Today I want to go over some of my favorite DMX quotes. Though he was mostly known for being a gangster rapper, many of his songs and interviews were filled with introspection and insight.

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The Best DMX Quotes

1. I’m still the same. That’s why my fans love me because they need stability in the industry. – DMX

2. Any performance I do, I give one-hundred and ten percent. – DMX

3. My relationship with God has gotten so much stronger. He’s always had his hand on me. He always guided me. I didn’t always go where he wanted me to go, but he always had me. Now that I’m actually listening and being obedient, life is so much better. – DMX

4. I’m not the mixtape guy who’s gonna put out a new one every month. I’m gonna allow my albums to marinate and resonate, and whatever type of ‘ates they can do. – DMX

5. The bullshit, the drama, the guns, the armor/
The city, the farmer, the babies, the mama/
The projects, the drugs, the children, the thugs/
The tears, the hugs, the love, the slugs – DMX, Who We Be

6. My fans need me. I need me. – DMX

7. I’m a blessing to whoever gets to really know me. – DMX

8. Every day, I get closer to God. Every day, my will to do the right thing gets stronger. – DMX

9. Anything that’s not positive, I don’t have the energy to focus on it. – DMX

10. Do dirt, get dirt. – DMX

11. It’s a waste of energy to think about what somebody else is doing and how they doing it. I’ma just do what I do. – DMX

12. I’m not going to disrespect you, don’t disrespect me. – DMX

13. I been through mad different phases like Masons/
To find my way and now I know that happy days are not far away – DMX, Slippin’

14. I know I may have done some bad things, but I’m not a bad person. – DMX

15. I can reach people the average person can’t reach because I’m as grounded as I am. – DMX

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16. I’m glad that young black people are successful with the music. I’m not a hater. – DMX

17. You can’t call any one person the devil, because no one person has the power to be the devil. – DMX

18. That’s the thing about the truth. That’s the thing about real. It doesn’t change and it doesn’t have to change. – DMX

19. First of all, you ain’t rapped long enough/
To be fuckin’ with me and you, you ain’t strong enough – DMX, Party Up

20. I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me. – DMX

21. I think I’m gonna wear Timberlands until I die, man. They may not be the hottest thing out, but Timbs keep reinventing themselves. – DMX

22. When I’m at home, I don’t discuss business. I don’t talk business. I don’t answer my phone. It’s just me, my wife, my children, my dogs. That’s my world. – DMX

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23. I don’t walk around big-headed. I’m not a superstar. – DMX

24. You can’t speak for the people unless you’re able to walk amongst the people, and how many of these rappers out here actually hang out with regular people? – DMX

25. I been the same dude my whole life. – DMX

26. All I know is pain, all I feel is rain/
How can I maintain, with mad shit on my brain – DMX, Ruff Ryders’ Anthem

27. One thing that people don’t really understand is that as a celebrity you rarely get fair treatment. You either get love or hate. It’s never really fair. – DMX

28. I’m used to driving fast. I’m a New Yorker. – DMX

29. An important and fundamental premise of the American Judicial system is the presumption of innocence, that is until proven guilty. – DMX

30. There shouldn’t be any violence in hip hop. You’re getting free clothes. Basically, it’s free money. – DMX

31. I’m a king. Regardless of what I’ve been through and what I’ve done, I present myself as a king, and I get that respect from people, from everybody I deal with. I worked my whole life to establish that respect and make sure I get that respect. – DMX

32. There’s a difference between violence and senseless violence. – DMX

33. Some people buy records just to dance to them. Some people buy records to listen to the radio, and there’s people that buy records because they listen to every song. – DMX

What Are Your Favorite DMX Quotes?

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