With the passing of ‘90s rap legend Earl Simmons, aka DMX, it feels appropriate to look back and listen to the influential body of work he leaves behind. Luckily, as frequent gym-goers, we all get to do that on a regular basis. Walk into any big gym at 6 p.m. on a Thursday night, and to this day, there’s a solid chance “Party Up” or “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” will be on the playlist.
And for good reason! While DMX may not have mentioned lifting much in his lyrics (that we’re aware of), his best bangers for the club also happen to be perfect for lifting. We’ve compiled a playlist of X’s most iconic jams to keep you inspired and motivated during your next workout.
Throw on your headphones and X gon’ give it to ya!