X chose “We Right Here” as the first single from his upcoming album based on the response it received when he drove around in his truck playing it for people, and now he’s getting ready to hit the road again and bond with the public some more.
During his Hoodstock promo tour for the October 23 release of The Great Depression, X will perform a series of free outdoor shows from October 12 through November 1, according to Def Jam. And since he gets around so well in trucks, he’ll be using one as his stage – a flatbed 18-wheeler.
The DMX appearances will be co-sponsored by local radio stations, and the time and location of the performances will not be announced until the day that X wags his tail into town.
The rapper recently shot a video for the second Great Depression single, “Who We Be,” with director Joseph Kahn in Los Angeles. On that song, the Yonkers, New York, MC growls about surviving through wretchedness.
“The projects, the drugs/ The children, the thugs/ The tears, the hugs/ The love, the slugs,” he ferociously rhymes. “The funerals, the wakes/ The churches, the coffins/ The heartbroken mothers/ It happens too often.”