Best Of 2019

Best Get At Me Dog: Dmx Playing Pool At Reservoir Bar

Dmx Playing Pool At Reservoir Bar

Embattled Yonkers rapper DMX celebrated the 20th anniversary of his landmark album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot this spring, but he spent the hours after his Tampa show at The Ritz kicking ass on some Ybor City pool tables. Contributing CL photographer Michael Johnson was at beloved Ybor City dive Reservoir Bar, where he apparently got beat by the 48-year-old MC. “Kind of mad that DMX just beat me at pool,” Johnson wrote on social media. Bay area radio personality and hip-hop scene cornerstone DJ Sandman also posted, saying that, “X said he’s beating everyone on the pool table…” The best part about it? DMX wearing his own concert tour T-shirt. 

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