DMX begins his verse rapping, “I grew up at the dark side, apartheid/ Where goin’ against the grain will get you kidnapped and hogtied.” He later adds, “I ain’t 50 years old for nothing/ I’m not 50 years old for nothing.”
Westside Gunn kicks off the song, rapping in the first verse, “I’m in the hood, 80 K house, million dollar net.” In verse two, Benny the Butcher joins in, “You know how I rock six figures off zaza/ Come and spend at my shop, I turn your hood to a hotspot.”
Just before DMX finishes the song in the final verse, Conway the Machine begins, “Ah, you throwin’ shots you better be precise/ If I only squeeze it twice, that’s me bein’ polite.”
“Hood Blues” comes after DMX’s first posthumously released song “Been to War” dropped in April, just days after his death.
The late star last released an album in 2012, titled Undisputed.