According to Noreaga, Eminem is looking for some Verzuz smoke with his former collaborator DMX.
A few weeks back, DMX offered up an open challenge to his former collaborator Jay-Z, inviting the legendary rapper to partake in a Verzuz battle. While the offer was ultimately unanswered, the debate that ensued served as a reminder of both artist's respective legacies -- though consensus seemed to favor Jay-Z and his relentless, classic-filled catalog. In any case, Swizz Beatz has remained interested in finding an opponent for X, and Noreaga recently teased that one may have been found in Eminem.
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"This moment is so Legend," captions N.O.R.E, alongside an image of himself and DMX. "3 minutes before this @therealswizzz CALLS X and says Eminem is down for that smoke and X SAY HE CAN GET BUT I STILL WANT JAY HAHA SO CLASSIC BEHIND THE SCENES SHIT SORRY IF I WASNT POST TO SAY NOTHING but I had to DMX VS SLIM SHADY??? What y’all think??? I’m riding wit the DOG!!!"
Though X remains set on Jay-Z, the idea of seeing the "Go To Sleep" collaborators reuniting for a spirited Instagram duel of the hits would be a monumental occurrence indeed. It would certainly be interesting to see how Eminem would prepare for a battle against DMX; would he arrange his setlist to feature some of his darker, grimier cuts? We could only hope. When we asked fans which of the two had the better debut album a few years ago, the ensuing discussion proved that the pair were indeed well matched. Were they two face off in modern times, who would you place your money on?