Swizz Beatz Calls HBO’s DMX Documentary Film ‘Hard to Watch’

DMX performing. (Courtesy Shutterstock)

Last week HBO released a documentary about DMX, and his close friend Swizz Beatz has shared his thoughts on the project.

The film titled DMX: Don’t Try To Understand premiered Nov. 25 and gives an inside look into the struggles the “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem” artist dealt with throughout his life.  

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The documentary is directed by Chris Frierson and follows the tormented rapper as he gets released from jail. Viewers see DMX reconnect with his family, including his youngest son Exodus. 

Swizz Beatz watched the film and shared his thoughts on Instagram. Was hard to watch but can’t lie they did a good job. Long live @dmx the Great. Go watch now,” the music producer shared.


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In one of the scenes from the documentary, DMX tries to rekindle his relationships with his children, saying: “There’s so much we’ve lost. We’re still here. You’re my family.”

DMX: Don’t Try To Understand is the third episode in HBO’s Music Box documentary film series which examines the lives and careers of artists including Juice WRLD,  Alanis Morisette, Kenny G., and more. It’s currently streaming on HBO Max.

DMX died in April at the age of 50. The hospital where he was being treated released a statement saying he suffered “catastrophic cardiac arrest.”