Get the DMX Dark Hell Hot T Shirt . It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot is the debut studio album by American rapper DMX. It was released on May 12, 1998, by Ruff Ryders and Def Jam. It was supported by four singles—”Get at Me Dog“, “Stop Being Greedy“, “Ruff Ryders Anthem” and “How’s It Goin’ Down“, in order of release—and their accompanying music videos.
Get the DMX Dark Hell Hot T Shirt . It primarily includes production from Dame Grease (13 tracks) and PK (8 tracks), in addition to production from Irv Gotti and Lil Rob (2 tracks), Younglord (1 track; add.), and Swizz Beatz (1 track). The album is widely considered a classic among hip hop fans and critics.
Get the DMX Dark Hell Hot T Shirt . It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot was met with positive reviews from music critics. AllMusic commented that “Unlike so many other hardcore rappers who are more rhetorical than physical, DMX commands an aggressive aura without even speaking a word.” Leading Hip Hop magazine The Source described the album as “a mind-gripping opus that fully encompasses the appeal of one of rap’s newest sensations.
Get the DMX Dark Hell Hot T Shirt . The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and sold 251,000 copies in its first week in the United States. The album was certified 4x Multi-Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 18, 2000.
Get the DMX Dark Hell Hot T Shirt . DMX recorded tracks from September 1996 to January 1998 for his debut album. During this time, his guest appearances on Mase‘s singles “24 Hrs. to Live” and “Take What’s Yours”, The LOX‘s single “Money, Power & Respect“, and LL Cool J‘s single “4, 3, 2, 1” created a strong buzz for the then-unsigned rapper. In February 1998, DMX released his debut major-label single, “Get at Me Dog“, on Def Jam Recordings. The single received an RIAA certification of gold. His first major-label album, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, which included the single “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem“, was then released in May 1998. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S. and sold over five million copies. In December 1998, DMX released his second album, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and went multi-platinum.
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