One of the biggest surprises of the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards was when DMX, whose appearance wasn’t even advertised, hit the stage and performed a medley of his hits.

Joined by Swizz Beatz as his hype-man, the growling human dog got the crowd amped up with his performances of “Get at Me Dog,” “Ruff Ryders Anthem” and “Party Up.”

Watch DMX and Swizz Beatz perform below:

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