Contact Us

DMX Gets Emotional Over Michael Jackson for ‘My First Album I Bought’ Video — Watch

Gino DePinto, AOL

Rapping is DMX‘s forte yet he’s also inspired by artists outside of hip-hop, particularly Michael Jackson.

On Tuesday (Sept. 10), The BoomBox previewed video of the Yonkers, N.Y., native taking part in our “My First…” series, which included him recalling the first album he bought. Now we bring you his complete account, through a noteworthy video interview, of the CD that was most memorable to him.

While X, whose own album, Undisputed, is on sale now, couldn’t pinpoint the exact LP he shelled out cash for, he did remember one that he possessed early on as a kid: the King of Pop’s Off the Wall.

The 41-year-old MC reveals he was living in Andrews Children’s Home when he owned a copy of MJ’s 1979 album. “Man, I played the fucking grooves off that record,” DMX tells The BoomBox.

During our talk, X shows visible sadness when thinking back to June 25, 2009, the day Jackson died. However, he quickly changes face by celebrating the pop star’s talents with his own version of his famed “Billy Jean” dance. The “I Don’t Dance” rapper even gives his thoughts on the lothario Michael Jackson could have been in his prime, going as far as comparing his imagined exploits to “slinging like a helicopter.”

Watch DMX in “My First Album I Bought”

Videography by Pierre Verna & Kelly Mahan; Edited by Pierre Verna

See 15 of the Best Hip-Hop & R&B Albums of 2012 (So Far)

%VIRTUAL-MultiGallery-163137|164731|163527%

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!