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 PageSix.com, "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."