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DMX and the Ruff Ryders rode a successful wave in the mid-90s and in the upcoming months X, along with Swizz Beatz, Eve and the LOX plan to reunite on stage once again for a new Ruff Ryders Tour. “Everybody’s on deck. It’s just that we’re making sure all of the schedules are intact,” RR co-CEO Joaquin “Waah” Dean told MTV News. Dates are still being finalized, but Dean confirmed that he expects the tour to start between March and April.
The plan is for the crew to begin their run overseas and then come over to the U.S. “We gonna take it nice and slow. We ain’t gonna do like how we used to do, 30 or 40 cities; we not gonna go that far just yet,” he said. “We gonna take it slow. Do a nice little five to 10 joints overseas and then some dates on this side just to build the momentum and have some fun with it.”
“We are all family and we’re going to come back stronger than when we left. … It’s going to take the nation by storm,” DMX told TMZ on Thursday (January 19).
When the story was first reported by TMZ, there was some question concerning the LOX’s involvement, but Dean insists that Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch will be onboard. “LOX is done; can’t do nothing without the LOX,” he boasted.
In addition to all the original members of Ruff Ryders, the tour will also showcase RR’s new talent like Murda Mook. “We’re not starting from scratch, but we’re starting from a whole new generation who have to get familiar with us,” Waah said.