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Throwback Thursday: DMX (1998 – 2001)

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It has been 15 years since DMX released his debut album “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” therefore The Koalition looks back at some of his music in this week’s Throwback Thursday.

Released on May 12th, 1998, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” sold 251,000 copies in it’s first week and debuted at number 1 on the Billboard charts. This would be the first of many number 1 hits for DMX in his career.

We are taking a look back at 5 songs from various DMX albums.

The first of the 5 songs is “Party Up”. Released as a single in 2000, “Party Up” was the main single for DMX’s third album “…And Then There Was X” album. This track made a huge hit on popular culture, featuring on various movies and TV shows. It also featured on our very first gaming Throwback Thursday “Def Jam Vendetta. This track was produced by Swizz Beatz.

Track number 2 in the play list is from his debut album “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot“. “Stop Being Greedy” was released as a single in 1998 and was produced by P.K. and Dame Grease. It never reached the successful heights as “Party Up” did.

1999’s “Blackout” from the album “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” takes the 3rd track spot. This track was produced by DMX’s long-time producer/collaborator Swizz Beats and also features fellow New Yorkers Jay-Z and The L.O.X.

We Right Here” from DMX’s fourth album titled “The Great Depression” is in 4th spot. Released in 2001, “We Right Here” was produced by Black Key.

Last but not least – “For My Dogs” is track number 5 on our play list. Released on the debut album “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot“, “For My Dogs” featured fellow Ruff Ryder Drag-On and also Big Stan and Loose & Kasino.

If you like what you hear, you can find DMX’s music on Amazon. (US | UK)

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