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It's Dark And Hell Is Hot [Edited Version]
DMX
It's Dark And Hell Is Hot [Edited Version]
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
 
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1

Watching DMX--baldheaded and shirtless, tattooed and musclebound--as he simultaneously goes platinum and gets arrested on rape charges (both of which occurred within weeks of this album's release), one can easily see the Y...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: DMX
Title: It's Dark And Hell Is Hot [Edited Version]
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Def Jam
Original Release Date: 5/19/1998
Release Date: 5/19/1998
Album Type: Clean
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: East Coast, Gangsta & Hardcore, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731455822328

Synopsis

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Watching DMX--baldheaded and shirtless, tattooed and musclebound--as he simultaneously goes platinum and gets arrested on rape charges (both of which occurred within weeks of this album's release), one can easily see the Yonkers, New York, rapper as a Tupac in training. And he's certainly no stranger to dumb thuggery on his much-anticipated debut. But unlike Tupac, who tempered hard-core beatdowns with party pick-me-ups, DMX is strictly business, part of a street reaction against the Puff Daddy-fueled, late-1990s slew of lightweight pop-rap crossovers. With a name too true for its own good, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot could occasionally use a cool breeze of levity. That said, the record is not without merit; despite the album's largely standard-issue beats and rhymes, both DMX's forceful voice and solid production have moments of greatness. At times DMX even manages to squeeze memorable hooks out of this otherwise claustrophobic release. --Roni Sarig

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CD Reviews

This album is completely misunderstood
David T | lubbock, tx | 07/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's Dark and Hell is Hot is DMX at his best, before Swiss Beatz took over and DMX felt compelled to drop an album every 6 months. Every song on this album is brilliant and allows you to see in the twisted psyche of a very dark individual. Even songs like "Ruff Ryder's Anthem", "Crime Story", and "ATF" allow you to see the attitude behind this album, which was X was ready to go though whatever and whoever to get what was rightfully his (if you don't belive me, then just listen to "Stop Being Greedy.") This album is so honest and lamentful and songs like the absolutely brilliant "Convo" pull no punches. Definitely cop this album and listen to the great DMX before he turned pop."
D.M.X IS THE BOM
David T | 09/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"D.M.X IS THE BEST I THINK I HAVE ALL OF HIS CDS I LISN TO HIS MUSIC ALL THE TIME SO ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THAT D.M.X IS MY FAV RAPER."
DMX@#!$%
David T | 06/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THIS CD KICKS SO MUCH A**. BUY IT Y'ALL. DMX KEEPS THE ROOTS OF HARDCORE RAP REAL. WORD OUT."