New York rap veteran DMX is coming for JAY-Z with no mercy. When recently talking about the Swizz Beatz and Timbaland Instagram Live ‘Verzuz’ battle series and asked who he’d take on, X quickly name-dropped Young Hov.

X Wants Hov

In a new interview, DMX talked about going face-to-face against Young Hov. Despite JAY having more than 10 albums to his name, X said he would take on his longtime pal.

View this post on Instagram

WHO WOULD WIN? #DMX or #JAYZ?? 🤔 . . [Peep hourly for the latest news!] #SOHHNews #HipHop #RapNews #MustRead #MusicNews #50Cent #Drake #LilWayne #KodakBlack #CashMoney #Future #YoungThug #NickiMinaj #CardiB #Migos #Offset #GucciMane #KendrickLamar #TDE #NBAYoungBoy #OVO #Quavo #NipseyHussle #JAYZ #LilUziVert

A post shared by SOHH (@sohhdotcom) on

Ruff Ryder 4 Life

Swizz sees DMX as much more than a rap pioneer. The hip-hop veteran acknowledged Dark Man X’s 49th born day by calling him his favorite emcee back in December.

“Happy Birthday to my day 1 brother and my fav MC @dmx the great ” – Swizz Beatz Instagram

View this post on Instagram

Happy Birthday to my day 1 brother and my fav MC @dmx the great 🥳

A post shared by Swizz Beatz (@therealswizzz) on

Wait, There’s More

Last month, X held a virtual Bible study session on his Instagram Live. He read from the Holy Book, including a verse from Ecclesiastes, and preached to listeners while professing his faith.

“I saw something else under the sun: In the place of judgment – wickedness was there, in the place of justice – wickedness was there. I said to myself, ‘God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed.’” (Ecclesiastes 3:16)

“God put it on my heart to speak. This is new to me. This is not what I do. I ain’t with showing everybody what I’m doing at every minute. That’s just not me. That’s not how I get down. You see me when you see me. It is what it is. That’s how I get down. I ain’t gon’ change. I love who I am. I’m God’s child. We all are. ‘A time for crying, a time for laughing, a time mourning and a time for dancing, a time for throwing stones, a time for embraces, and a time for avoiding embraces.’ ‘A time for embraces, and a time to avoid embraces.’ What! Come on. At the end of the day, at the beginning of the day, it’s going to be God’s will. If you try to understand why He does, what He does, you’re just going to end up with a headache. Just do the right thing. As long as you got God, it’s gonna be alright.”

Before You Go

Fans erupted on social media in support of his reading.