When the troubled rap great DMX emerged as a seismic force in the late ’90s, his popularity felt like a rebuke to the Bad Boy Family, the slick and flashy New York rap crew whose era immediately preceded his own. (It didn’t help that DMX’s Ruff Ryders label provided a new home for the Lox, the disgruntled former Puff Daddy proteges.) But DMX has come out as a special guest at a bunch of shows on Puff Daddy’s current, euphoric Bad Boy reunion tour, and everyone who’s seen him at those shows says he was amazing. And now Billboard reports that DMX has joined Puff Daddy’s rolling late-’90s nostalgia revue full-time; he’ll be on all the rest of the dates.
— Sean Diddy Combs (@iamdiddy) September 16, 2016
Look: I realize that this tour is already half-done and that it’s probably not news. But DMX has put himself through terrible things in recent years, and if you grew up loving the Dark Man — as I did — then you might be happy to see him winning, for once. The rest of the dates on the tour are below.
9/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
9/22 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
9/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
9/24 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
9/25 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
9/30 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
10/01 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena