UPDATE: Swizz Beatz sets things straight — everything below is fake, but the best news of all is that X and Swizzy are cookin’…
Count me in for a new DMX album. And it looks like we won’t have to wait too long.
X is the latest to go with the semi-surprise release as he reveals Redemption of the Beast, slated for a January 13th release, and boasting the 16 tracks below. Freeway is the most notable feature as we await even one preview before next week. I have a feeling there will be a few nice ones, at least, on here as I hope for a fired up Dark Man X. It’s been awhile…
1. Spit That Shit
2. Built Like A Bitch
3. On And On
4. Get Up And Try Again
5. Solid f. Rampage
6. I’m Gonna Win
7. It’s A Problem
8. It’s Goin’ Down
9. Shout It
10. One More Night
11. 56 Bars
12. Where You Been f. Freeway
13. Right Or Wrong f. Jannyce
14. Gonna Get Mine
15. We Gonna Make It
16. Love That Bitch f. Jannyce
Can you believe …And Then There Was X is 15 years old?
On this day, December 21st 1999, the Dark Man X dropped his third album, which ultimately proved to be his highest-selling CD to date going 5x platinum.
Around this time, co-founder Maks G unknowingly contributed to the spawn of GWHH years later by burning me a CD of his favorites from DMX’s first 3 albums. X was one of the first hip hop artists that I gravitated towards and while I won’t go into track by track anecdotes like Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool the other day, I will mention that this CD was one of my most played including the entire way on a train from the Chi to D.C.
The production on here and It’s Dark And Hell is Hot was superb and to this day, “What’s My Name” remains a distinct production in my top-tier of pump up tracks, ever.
Plus, imagine a bunch of 6th graders knowing all the words to “Party Up”.
Also, who could forget DMX naming 46 umm.. women.. he’s been with. Here’s a graph, via Rap Genius.
Good times. Stream the album in full up above for Old School Sundays.
Here’s a surprise, but maybe not really a big one the more you think about it. After all, Chris Rock is heavily connected in the rap world and he and DMX both hail from NYC.
Watch above to see a humorous, surprise cameo in Top Five and maybe you’ll want to go see it this holiday season.
BONUS: I listened to this Chris Rock podcast with Bill Simmons today and he talks about the movie, times with SNL, and some hoops. Very fun, interesting listen.
Eminem stans, here’s a must-have new 66 track mixtape featuring a ton of old Shady Records classics and some new, unreleased cuts as well.
Need I say more?
Well, I will just a little bit. One gander at the tracklist is instant nostalgia of tracks like “Go To Sleep”, “Rabbit Run”, “Fight Music”, “Patiently Waiting”, “How Come”, and I can go on. Naturally, I’m also intrigued to check out Eminem’s version of “Wanksta”. Yeah, there’s gems like this below. So without further ado…
01. Eminem, Paul Rosenberg Intro
02. Public Enemy #1
03. We’re Back
05. 50 Cent- What Up Gangsta
06. Go To Sleep
07. Rabbit Run
08. We All Die One Day Feat. 50 Cent & Lloyd Banks
09. American Psycho Feat. B Real
10. D12- Fight Music
11. Freestyle #1
12. Obie Trice- Lady Feat. Eminem
13. The Re-Up
14. 50 Cent- Don’t Push Me Feat. Eminem
15. Stat Quo- By My Side
16. Yelawolf- Hard White (Remix) Feat. T.I.
17. D12- Devil’s Night
18. Hit Em Up Freestyle
19. Dr. Dre- Say What You Say Feat. Eminem
20. 50 Cent- Heat
21. Eminem- Wanksta
22. 50 Cent- Wanksta
23. 50 Cent- My Gun Go Off
25. Lloyd Banks- Where I’m At Feat. Eminem
26. Bad Meets Evil- Living Proof
27. Eminem Skit
28. Bad Meets Evil- Scary Movies
29. 50 Cent- Ski Mask (Remix)
30. 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards Freestyle Eminem
31. Obie Trice- The Set Up Feat. Redman & Nate Dogg
32. D12- 6 In The Morning
33. 50 Cent- I’ll Still Kill Feat. Akon
34. 50 Cent- Position Of Power
35. Eminem Skit
36. Detroit Vs. Everybody Feat. Royce Da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, DeJ Loaf &
37. Shady XV Shoutout
38. 50 Cent- PIMP (Remix) Feat. Snoop Dogg
39. 50 Cent- Man Down
40. 50 Cent- Patiently Waiting Feat. Eminem
41. Alchemist Freestyle
42. 50 Cent- Gunz Come Out
43. Freestyle 2
44. Symphony In H
45. D12- Git Up
46. No Apologies
47. Ca$his- Pistol Poppin Feat. Eminem
48. Obie Trice- All My Life Feat. Nate Dogg
49. Bad Meets Evil- Above The Law
50. 50 Cent- I Get Money (Forbes Remix) Feat. Jay Z
51. Obie Trice- Cry Now (Remix) Feat. Kuniva, Bobby Creekwater, Cashi$ & Stat Quo
52. Eminem Skit
53. I’m Having A Relapse Freestyle
54. D12- These Drugs
56. Eminem & Nate Dogg- My Name
57. 50 Cent- In My Hood
58. 50 Cent- High All The Time
59. D12- How Come
60. Obie Trice- Shit Hits The Fan Feat. Dr. Dre
61. Yelawolf- Box Chevy
62. Session One Feat. Slaughterhouse
63. Tony Yayo- Drama Setter Feat. Eminem
64. 50 Cent- The Mechanic
65. Guts Over Fear Feat. Sia
66. Eminem Shady XV Outro
Originally posted 02:20am *bump*