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article imageVideo: Rap legend DMX using Google for the first time goes viral

By Yukio Strachan     Sep 24, 2012 in Entertainment
New York - Do you remember when you first learned how to use Google? Rap legend DMX sure does. Not because it was such a momentous occasion, but because it was just last week.
Google, which made its debut to the world in 1998, made its debut to the 41-year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, last Thursday during an appearance at urban contemporary radio station Power 105.1 in New York City, the web site Smosh said.
According to Power 105.1,
You would not believe it when we tell you that DMX said that he's never Googled himself on a computer.
"What the f— is a Google?" the gravelly voiced rap legend said.
But that's not all, X doesn't know how to use a computer and he doesn't want to learn...
When we heard this we had to give him an opportunity to change that and BAM! a moment was created.
And that moment, captured in the clip above, has created a web phenomenon.
Here are a few select lines from the video:
“I don’t even know how to use a computer,” he blurts out after he sees the laptop.
Asked to Google himself, he says: “What do I do?”
Just enter your name into the search bar, X is told.
“I’m my grandmother!”
Even the name frustrates him. "Google" ("Just get a regular word!")
Buffering? Who has time for buffering? Not, DMX.
"That doesn’t even make sense! I don’t have patience for s— like that, ” the Dog says.
After watching the video, the reviews have been mixed. Some online viewers are just not buying it, saying the rap star is a good actor.
This makes sense. Besides making his mark as one of the only hip-hop artists in history to have five straight albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, including two in one year and selling more than 21 million albums worldwide, between albums, a SF Weekly profile says, DMX starred in several movies, including Last Hour, Exit Wounds, and Romeo Must Die.
(This also might be why -- DISCLAIMER: This was not scripted -- appears next to the video on Power 105's web site).
Others think that the rapper turned actor is seeking attention for his seventh LP album, "Undisputed," that was released on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Still others, can't help noticing the constant pacing, pressured speech, and the constant nose rubbing, and well, think something else.
What do you think? Do you believe DMX really didn't know what Google was? Let us know in the comments below!
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