“That’s the maaaan! Don’t even start it, that’s the man,” the Blastmaster said back to X. The New York icons instantly hugged and connected. It’s the kind of behind-the-scenes moment that makes events like these so memorable, when legends turn into fans and exchange compliments like business cards.
“You got me through two years up north with ‘The Bridge Is Over,’ ” the Dog told the Bronx bomber. “Real talk. Real talk. You got me through it, baby. You got me through it.”
“DMX, everything this brother spits is hot,” KRS said. “Everything. This is the heat right here. When I stand next to MCs, this is who I wanna stand next to. This brother gets it in. And not many cats that make hit records can also get it in on the mic. It’s sorta like you trade in one for the other: You make a hit, you leave the streets. You stay in the streets, you can’t make a hit. This right here, [though,] is living proof. Get at me, dog.”
“If I’m the heat, this is the fuel,” X countered. “This is the fuel that’s off the heat. It’s an honor, real talk.”
VH1’s “Hip Hop Honors” air on October 13.