It's Dark and Hell Is Hot

DMX - It's Dark and Hell Is Hot
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1998 Ratings: #75 / 107
User Score
Based on 335 ratings
1998 Ratings: #98
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Pitchfork
The debut album from DMX is the Dante’s Inferno of rap. His infamous stage presence and aggression gave a voice to the voiceless in the streets of New York and overnight changed the course of hip-hop.
Toasterqueen12
89

First things first. Rest in peace to DMX. An obvious horrible loss of an iconic figure in the history of rap.
I'm not going to pretend and be like "I WAS ALWAYS DMX'S BIGGEST FANS." This is the first time I've heard one of his albums. Obviously I've heard all the chart toppers multiple times but never fully dived into one of his albums. And now it's kinda making me feel like an asshole that I only truly started appreciating his art after he was hospitalized. But mainly because this ... read more

Rollo_P
81

4/10/2021 EDIT: No, no, no, no, no. Don't you dare call this man a good person. I won't let you.

Written below is my review of DMX's debut album, a review I wrote about 24-36 hours before he was first reported to be in the hospital following his overdose. Below is text on this album's quality, unbiased in relation to the death of the artist himself. But what *is* biased are these slack jawed, braindead morons who want to prop DMX as a good person with a good heart who just made a handful of ... read more

TheRealEminem
NR

RIP DMX

SomeGuy55
97

Wow people really underrate this

RIP DMX fly high you mother fucking legend AAARF

rapthematics
87

Top 5 Tracks:
1. Ruff Ryders' Anthem
2. X-Is Coming
3. Stop Being Greedy
4. Damien
5. Fuckin' wit' D

93

Just such a grimy and aggressive album. DMX's lyrics are harsh evil and sadistic. This album is an accessible horror core album. DMX's best writing is on this album and its the only album from him where it doesn't sound like he is chasing a radio track and he is just dropping mean and evil bars. This feels like watching a slasher film.

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