Rapper DMX, who has battled addiction for decades, found out that a former mentor pierced his dullness with cracks many years ago.
He was only 14 years old at the time.
“I was in Yonkers. This guy, ‘Ready Ron’, was like an older brother to me,” he told Talib Kweli on his podcast for the People’s Party. “He would rap and I would do the beatboxing. I loved this guy like an older brother.”
He said the incident took place after he jointly committed a robbery.
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“It was his birthday and we came back and split the money. I said, ‘Come on, get something nice for your birthday.’ So he came back with a blunt curl and I count the money, he goes by[ed] the blunt.
“I met the stump and … I stopped focusing on the money. I’ve never felt like this, it just fucked me. I found out later that he laced the stump with tears. Why should You do that? ” He knew I was looking up at him. Why would you do this to someone who looks up to you? A monster was born. I wouldn’t do this to my worst enemy. Especially not someone you supposedly love. “
He didn’t name his mentor.