DMX Takes Over The Stage & Shows He’s Still Very Much Up In Here (Video)

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One of the many highlights of the 2016 Roots Picnic, which took place on June 4, 2016, was seeing DMX back in tip-top form, taking over the stage. Two months prior, Swizz Beatz sent a shockwave through the digital world when he posted that Dark Man X was “focused, clean & ready to earn back his crown.” When it was time for X’s set, to the delight of tens of thousands of onlookers, he ripped a nearly hour-long set, filled with his many classics. OkayPlayer was on hand to capture the moment, and they have released footage of DMX performing the riotous Swizz-produced “Party Up (Up In Here).”

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True to Swizzy’s words, the MC born Earl Simmons seemed like he’d turned back the hands of time. He was energetic, present and in great shape. And, as the video shows, his energy remains boundless.

If this performance and his recent release with Styles P are any indication, DMX does indeed seem on the verge of another regal run. For those who missed the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, for the first time ever, they are taking the event to New York City in October. Thus far, scheduled performers include D’Angelo, KRS-One, EPMD, Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne, John Mayer, DJ Jazzy Jeff and many more. Click here for tickets.