Nov. 27, 2021 – “You know that thing when you meet somebody famous and you’re super disappointed. It was the complete opposite of that,” Frierson said. “It was like everything I hoped for in a human being, I saw over a couple days. And I think possibly he saw something in our coverage that he wasn’t necessarily used to in the questions we were asking.”

Frierson went on to say that he was inspired to create DMX: Don’t Try to Understand because he’s “always been really interested in people whose narratives have been shaped by the media, whether that be film people or artists, musicians…” “Everybody likes the underdog story, on top of that I think that he resonates with people in a way that most hip hop artists dont — just to be frank,” he said. “Theres been such a lack of humanity in the way he had been represented, to me at least, in the media.”


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