In 1998, Nas and DMX co-stars in the iconic cult classic film belly directed by Hype Williams. DMX has released two number one albums, It’s dark and hell is hot and Flesh of M flesh, blood of my blood, that same year, and cemented his reputation as an icon in the game called Hip Hop.
In an exclusive interview with Desus and Mero, Nas talks about the loss of DMX to the hip-hop community, then reflects on an emotional moment the two movie-star rappers shared on the set of Belly.
“We were in the tunnel shooting a scene and I was like, ‘Do you feel that, brother?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ And he’s crying and now I’m crying. He spoke to it, ‘Grrr.’ I thought, ‘This man’s energy is different.’ “