It's Dark and Hell Is Hot

DMX - It's Dark and Hell Is Hot
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 119 ratings
1998 Ratings: #54
Liked by 2 people
May 19, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Ruff Ryders, Def Jam / Label
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Mainstream rap after Pac's death was much worse than old heads claiming it is now.
I love when someone can tell a story this well. No one can truly match this intensity, I wasn’t bored for one second.
FAV TRACKS: Intro, Ruff Ryders Anthem, ******' Wit D, Look Thru My Eyes, Crime Story, Stop Being Greedy
LEAST FAV: For My Dogs, ****** Done Started Something

DMX is a rapper that I've known for quite a bit as my dad first introduced me to him and the Intro and Ruff Ryders Anthem are songs we love to play in the car. I always loved the energy he brought and some of his rhyme schemes were pretty great as well. I thought I would try this album out and I found that after track 5, I feel like the ... read more
No skips masterpiece that pours out aggressiveness everywhere.
Loved it and a classic imo.
It’s Dark and Hell is Hot is the debut album by east coast hardcore rapper, DMX. With any debut album, it is essential that you establish why you should be accepted into the industry and what attributes separate you from that other guy. On this debut album, DMX does just that with his sporadic, eager delivery of the trials and tribulations that he has faced in his upbringing. The variety in the album comes with the balance of violent, arrogant tracks that depict DMX as a vicious dog, like ... read more
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Ruff Ryders' Anthem
  3. Fuckin' wit' D
  4. The Storm
  5. Look Thru My Eyes
  6. Get at Me Dog (feat. Sheek Louch)
  7. Let Me Fly
  8. X-Is Coming
  9. Damien
  10. How's It Goin' Down
  11. Mickey
  12. Crime Story
  13. Stop Being Greedy
  14. Atf
  15. For My Dogs (feat. Drag-On, Loose, Big Stan & Kasino)
  16. I Can Feel It
  17. Prayer
  18. The Convo
  19. Niggaz Done Started Something (feat. The Lox & Mase)
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