19 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

DMX mixes streetwise East Coast hip-hop with the crack and thunder of eternal damnation on his debut album, which is filled with anthems that sound forged in fire and brimstone. The slimy, grimy “Get at Me Dog” gives the rapper a bedrock to unleash his trademark gruff and growling vocal. Elsewhere, with the barbed-wire beat, chantable hook, and background yelps of “what?” on “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” he delivers a psalm for not just his crew but the streets as a whole.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

DMX mixes streetwise East Coast hip-hop with the crack and thunder of eternal damnation on his debut album, which is filled with anthems that sound forged in fire and brimstone. The slimy, grimy “Get at Me Dog” gives the rapper a bedrock to unleash his trademark gruff and growling vocal. Elsewhere, with the barbed-wire beat, chantable hook, and background yelps of “what?” on “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” he delivers a psalm for not just his crew but the streets as a whole.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

stephanwhite25 ,

Classic album

I love this album brings back my child hood my uncle used to play the cd in the car DMX is a legend

VDischarge ,

As far as 90s Hip Hop goes..

This may be the era's most important album. If you don't have, get it.

DomiDLiscious ,

One of the best

This is arguably his best CD. It's pretty much a greatest hits.

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