DMX and Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst are poised to come together once again, that is, if the Dark Man’s asthma doesn’t get in the way.
X and Durst were supposed to hit New York’s Hit Factory studio on Friday to record a song for an upcoming compilation LP on DMX’s Bloodline label, as well as the soundtrack to the drama “Undisputed,” which stars Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames and Master P. That didn’t happen, though, as the growling MC suffered an asthma attack while in Atlanta for a date on his Hoodstock Tour, according to his spokesperson. He was in no condition to perform or make the trek to New York. His spokesperson said he was treated by doctors on Friday and has since made it back to the Big Apple.
Although the Yonkers, New York, native has worked with Durst before – on the “Urban Assault Vehicle” version of Limp Bizkit’s “Rollin’ ” – and has toured with him as well, X’s rep said the planned collaboration was actually the brainchild of Def Jam CEO Lyor Cohen and Interscope CEO Jimmy Iovine.
Plans are now in the works for DMX and Durst to lay their vocals on the DJ Premier-produced track before the Thanksgiving holiday.
In January, DMX is supposed to head to Toronto to begin work on the film “Lazarus,” the latest installment in “The Crow” movie series (see “DMX Signs Multi-Picture Deal With Warner Bros.”).