DMX – And Then There Was X review

DMX deserves some credit for working his ass off and actually bothering to put out a lot of material. But it isn’t always good that he puts so much out, as it isn’t always that great. Since the beginning of last year, he’s dropped three LP’s (including this one), and they’ve been alright. Nothing really exceptional, but he’s been improving. Tracks like ‘Slippin’ aren’t amazing, but they do show a deeper side of DMX.

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DMX – Grand Champ review

Some artists change for the better and progress through the years while others stay mired in the same repetitive pattern for their entire career. Dmx is an artist that fits into the second category, an artist with all the talent in the world, but one that has never grown or progressed over time. When X dropped his classic debut album “It’s Dark And Hell It Hot”, he proved to the entire industry why he was indeed one of the best up and coming artists in the game. However, from their on out, X has never really changed, and instead of growing with each album he has moved backwards, releasing sub par albums that unfortunately have gotten worse each time. This pattern once again continues on X’s latest and final LP “Grand Champ”, where we get an album full of the same tired old Dmx clichés.

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Various Artists – Survival Of The Illest OST review

It seems that there are three labels, which need recognition regularly. Well three, which come out with the best material; Def Jam, Loud Records and Rawkus. Def Jam now recently released ‘Survival Of The Illest’ from the tour of the same title that occurred earlier this year. The one recorded was from 125 in NYC.

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Various Artists – Ruff Ryders Vol. 1 review

The Ruff Ryders crew, DMX, Drag-On, Eve, The Lox, and Ja Rule. May be the best crew in hip hop today! Just playing. These guys are the definition of wack. DMX has been dropping info about this joint and have some of the crew appear on his last album ‘Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood.’ Well they finally got to the studio and produced the compilation. The CD features production mostly by producer extraordinaire Swizz Beats.

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