Now signed to Bodog Music, Dog Man X is on a hunt for another shot at success. The only problem is that he's already released a Greatest Hits album-- another way of throwing in the towel... without really throwing in the towel. Some even say that a greatest hits album is a good way to push oneself into retirement; hits compilations are known to jinx the success of following album efforts, a fear that many MCs try not to acknowledge. But regardless of whatever, even if the volume was on mute, the fat lady has already sung her last tune, which is why I'm wondering what kind of crack Dog Man is smoking to think he still has it in him to rekindle the success he once possessed in the late 90s-early 2000s. The album before his Greatest Hits compilation was released, Year of the Dog...Again, did a total of maybe 270k before it fell flat on Billboard. And it fell flat by the hands of a major, well-known record label, a sure sign that your time is up.
So he released a hits compilation.
But it's not over for X, according to Bodog Entertinment founder Calvin Ayre, who suggests that this label is the breeding grounds of "great artist development" ... riiiiight.
Nevertheless, DMX says of the label's support:
"I'm thankful for the fact that Bodog believes in me, that we share the same vision and the fact that they see in me the same thing I see. I'll show you [Bodog Music] how it's supposed to be done, and we'll get to where we're supposed to be. You got a dog for life."
Yeah aight. We'll see how long this lasts.
N*ggas be getting on me for being too cynical and what have you, but one can only root for NYC so long before they become tired of hearing the same thing over and over.
And they all say it.
+ = WHY???
Blackfilm.com reports that a movie on the legendary Juice Crew is in the works, which should begin production next month. Supposedly, Indiefilmx.com will be the producing the film, and Questionmark Entertainment, Roxanne Shante, Big Daddy Kane, and Marley Marl will all be executive producing. The cast includes Cuba Gooding Jr as Marley Marl, David Banner holding down Biz Markie, and Evan Ross playing MC Shan.
Still waiting for an official announcement. In the meantime...
They chose the most stale, stiff, strange, scrawny-looking kid to play the role of MC Shan? I'm not hating on homey, but let's be serious.
Yeah MC Shan looks scrawny himself, but they could have chosen someone better to represent the dude that held down the entire borough of Queens all by himself, during a time when his own crew was backing out on him as KRS was single-handedly eating them alive.
Michael Jackson's lovechild Evan Ross?
Aight... still waiting for that official announcement.