DMX, Eve + Swizz Beatz on Board for Ruff Ryders Reunion Tour
After what seems like an indefinite hiatus, the Ruff Ryders are planning to reunite for an upcoming Ruff Ryders Tour. If it really happens, rappers DMX, Eve, the LOX and Swizz Beatz will reunite and hit the road on a North American and European trek.
Ruff Ryders co-CEO Joaquin “Waah” Dean told MTV News that the multi-talented crew are on board and ready to rock the mic. “Everybody’s on deck,” he said. “It’s just that we’re making sure all of the schedules are intact.”
Dean hopes to kick off the jaunt in the U.K. in March or April before hitting clubs stateside. “We gonna take it slow,” he explains. “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.”
Meanwhile, DMX recently told TMZ that a tour was indeed happening and it will definitely be a family affair. “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,” he said.
The Ruff Ryders haven’t recorded songs together in over seven years. A recent compilation ‘Ruff Ryders: Past, Present, Future‘ was a digital release that featured older tracks from the group and new songs from RR’s newest member Murda Mook. “We’re not starting from scratch, but we’re starting from a whole new generation who have to get familiar with us,” said Dean.