DMX finds it easy to combine music and movie careers - because they are just different ways for him to express himself.

He is just one of many rappers to cross the divide between hip hop and Hollywood, landing roles in Romeo Must Die and CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE and new movie A DAY AND A LIFE.

But he insists music will always come first: "Music is my favourite because it's totally my experiences.

"It's beneficial to act, but the music allows me the opportunity to open myself and to share myself with my fans and be understood by them, they are sharing my pain.

"The movies don't do that. It is a form of expression for me, but it is not my only form. There is so much more."

05/07/2004 17:19