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DMX: It's Dark and Hell Is Hot (Ruff Ryders/Def Jam) ***

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, Rolling Stone, 9 July 1998

NEW YORK-SPAWNED RAPPER DMX has been priming listeners for his debut for months, reciting scene-stealing stanzas on releases by L.L. Cool J, Ice Cube and ...

Rap: Large and In Charge

Report by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 1998

Rap hasn't merely survived the shocking deaths of hip-hop leaders Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. It's thriving now, thanks to a fresh infusion from today's ...

DMX: It's Dark and Hell Is Hot (Def Jam)

Review by Michael A. Gonzales, Spin, August 1998

FROM THE jailhouse strut perfected by mush-mouthed Edward G. Robinson in the noir classic Little Caesar to the outlaw personae cultivated by dead hiphop heroes, ...

DMX: Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (Def Jam )

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Village Voice, 13 January 1999

It's like, we all got two sides to us, and it depends on what side of the bed you wake up on. That will depend ...

Hard Knock Life Tour: Jay-Z, DMX, Method Man, and Redman: Continental Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Live Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, June 1999

New York State of Rhyme ...

DMX: Sample My Pit Bull

Profile by Eric Weisbard, The Village Voice, 10 January 2000

What follows is extraneous: outtakes and stray threads from my DMX feature in the new GQ. The dictates of celebrity profiles — establishing scene, nut ...

Family Values in the Rap Business: Ruff Ryders, Cash Money and co.

Report by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 12 March 2000

WHEN THE RAPPER DMX accepted a trophy for best R&B album at the Billboard Music Awards last year, he took the stage flanked by a ...

Jay-Z, DMX, Juvenile and The Lox Albums

Review by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, May 2000

Huge over there, ignored over here – the state of the rap art, US-style: Jay-Z: Volume 3...Life And Times Of S Carter; ...


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