In an expletive-laden rant against the music industry, rapper DMX takes time to lob a few grenades at the videogame industry as well.
Beginning by claiming that the highest-paid (music) artists get “like 26 cents off a dollar,” when it comes to CD sales, DMX turned his attention to videogames. The rapper was a character in the 2003 Electronic Arts title Def Jam Vendetta, but failed to appear in the sequels Def Jam: Fight for NY or Def Jam: Icon.
In the interview DMX said that following the success of the initial title, people came to him and said, “Yo, guess what X? We’re gonna do a part two now.” He continued, “Mind you they used my music throughout the whole ——- game and I’m the hardest character to get to, so it’s pretty much like my shit.”
DMX said the offer put forward to him consisted of a $25,000 signing bonus/advance and two cents for every game sold. The offer obviously did not amuse DMX, as he said, “$50 dollar ——- game and you’re giving me two cents? Let me think about that for a minute.”
He added, “The more I think about it, I be like these —— are straight ——- robbing me.
The interview clip is here. Lots of swearing, so it’s probably NSFW.