Four albums after his auspicious 1998 debut, ”It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” DMX is still barking about street survival, inner demons, and his canine fixation. But while his fiercely agitated flow was once positively galvanizing on a string of rugged hip-hop anthems, the X-Man’s grating lyrical redundancy throughout this disc reeks of laziness, and his self-derivative hooks and beats hint at complacency and stunted growth. Sadly, the ”Champ” seems to have lost his old bite.
Grand Champ Four albums after his auspicious 1998 debut, ''It's Dark and Hell Is Hot,'' DMX is still barking about street survival, inner demons, and his canine...Grand ChampHip-Hop/Rap Four albums after his auspicious 1998 debut, ''It's Dark and Hell Is Hot,'' DMX is still barking about street survival, inner demons, and his canine...2003-10-03
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: DMX; Producer (group): Def Jam
Posted January 17 2015 — 4:48 AM EST
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