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3. DMX's Team Convinces Him to Keep "Ruff Ryders Anthem"

It’s hard to imagine, but DMX once wanted to scrap one of his most well known hits. While recording his debut album, a then-unknown Swizz Beatz submitted the “Ruff Ryders Anthem” beat for DMX, and X didn’t want to include it on the project. Why? The way Swizz tells it, X didn’t want to rap over something he felt sounded so rock-oriented. Luckily, X’s team convinced him to keep the track, which helped make his debut a major hit.

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