DMX believes he is one of the few original rappers left, because the current crop of hip-hop stars are "c**p".

The X GON' GIVE IT TO YA hitmaker, who was released from jail on Tuesday (10JAN06) after serving a 70-day sentence for breaking parole conditions, has no intention of conforming to current music industry trends.

He tells, "It's not real. No one is saying anything. It's not rap, it's c**p. There is no soul. I refuse to conform."