Ricky's DMX Tribute Thread + Favorite Songs

Started by Ricky, Apr 12, 2021, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Ricky
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    DMX. Dark Man X. Earl Simmons aka The Dog.

    What a loss for Hip-Hop and entertainment world... One of my favorite rappers of all time, his talent for creating bangers was unmatched. Nobody's song can hype me up as DMX. Bangers like "Party Up", "Where The Hood At", "X Gon Give It To Ya", "Get It On The Floor", "I Don't Dance" or "It's All Good" are party classics at this point. Once it's on - IT'S ON, believe me. Knowing my wild drunk nature I used to spaz the f--- out when X songs were on. Besides his natural fun, party vibe, X albums were full of raw, angry, sometimes sad tracks that pushed your mind into that weird reflection zone, where you was just thinking about life-related things. His wole catalogue is amazing, from early 1992 tracks to his latest and first posthumous release "X Moves" his mic presence was unreal. There's not many rappers that energy can flow through you while bumping their music. X was one of them.

    I remember my introduction to X - like I said in the other thread I was a little non-english speaking fella, knowing only a very few english words like "f---" (obviously), "taxi" or "stop", cause stop is stop lmao. One of my older friends had him on his wallpaper, that picture where X looked so skinny, standing in the middle of the street with his dogs. I think it was a pic from this photoshoot, or even this particular photo:

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    We were sitting in his room, downloading music illegaly and he played me some song, I don't even remember what it was, but I liked it a lot. These days were the days when I got hooked up into Hip-Hop. I was listening to Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg mostly back then, mostly west-coast stuff. When I've heard DMX I was like "Whoa, that's banging" , I think it was "Party Up" or "Get At Me Dog" - I'm not sure. It was early 2000s.

    Since then, I was downloading some single songs of X. Never a whole album. Once my "listen to everything, cause I am Hip-Hop" phase kicked in, I downloaded every X album and man... I fell in love with this style. I even recorded a few short tracks over DMX instrumentals back in 2011-2013. If I find them I'll post it for laughs.

    I was listening to him with my friends, I was blasting it at my parties, I was bumping his raw songs when I felt down. He was and still is one of my favorite artists. I felt devastated once I heard the news about him suffering a heart attack. I knew he had a drug problem, but I wasn't expecting him dying. It's still surreal to me tbh.

    I have so many great memories related with his music/my friends wilding out, but I won't post it, cause I don't wanna bore you more than I'm doing right now lol.

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    I just wanna say: Thank you DMX for great music, even greater contribution to the culture, for making my childhood/teenager/grown up days more fun. I will always blast your music and I hope my kids if I ever had some will blast your tracks at their parties in the future. f---, this is sad.

    Now, here are my favorite DMX songs, in no order, no descripion, just favorite tracks:









    (I made a song over the same Phill Collins sample - not Sunnyvale Cheeseburger distrubutor, the artist)


    (When I heard Party Up in Chappelle's early special, bro, instant smile on my face)



    (Song over Boss' Life instrumental, amazing)



    f--- it, I could post any song at this point. I went down the memory lane just by finding these tracks.

    RIP DMX, I will forever miss you. I can't wait to hear this new album.
     
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    This makes me wanna rob myself lol
     
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    "I'm just robbing to eat"
     
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    DMX was the wildest and the realest rapper around
     
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    He’s in the “real ones” league for sure. The man always spoke his truth, not much of a filter. That’s how it should be, f--- all the fake s---.

    Like I said in the other thread, will never be another DMX.. he was one of a kind. Energy unmatched.
     
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    Music is really worldwide, I love that s---. You obviously had great respect for DMX and honor his works. Crazy how certain artists can transmit feelings through a song and somebody across the ocean listens to it and feels every one of those emotions put into it. Without ever meeting the artist he still can become a part of your life through his music. DMX definitely had the power to do so.
     
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    That's the beauty of music broski!
     
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    Really hope this new album if it comes out is at least good, I listened to undisputed last night and it literally had only 2 good songs imo. Cold world and already it was a weird album for x very poppy and mainstream mixed like a--- and most importantly his voice wasn't as powerful he seemed very weak and just not dmx. Which these last couple of features he has his raw rugged voice back with that aggression so I hope that's the case.
     
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    great tribute post brotha. Great job....listening to those tracks remind me of how great he was
     
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    woah this post hit me @Ricky .

    I've been making my way through X's discography again and blown away by how well it all holds up. I don't think he gets enough credit for his albums run after the first two, everything from Its Dark all the way through to Grand Champ holds up so well. Thats five albums straight - certainly not all classics but all solid af. Surprised at how much I enjoyed The Great Depression and Grand Champ on these revisits, I always thought they were much weaker than they are. Plus can't forget about all the features, the soundtracks. d---.
     
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    One thing I really appreciate about grand champ and then there was x is it sounds so f---ing fresh and modern when it comes to the beat and production. First two albums and the Great Depression are good no doubt but at times sound very dull and like I said before I hate low music and it's dark and h--- is hot is quiet as f---.
     
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    Still feels weird reading this.
     
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    s--- sucks so bad...
     
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    Yea, for some reason Grand Champ is always considered the weak one out of his first 5 albums but never really understood why.

    Just check this 4 song stretch

    1) Dog Intro
    2) My Life
    3) Where The Hood At
    4) Dogs Out
    5) Get it on the Floor

    All absolute bangers imo.

    3) and 5) are mega hits.

    It has We're Back, The Rain, A'Yo Kato... Some really good songs.

    Critics were way too harsh on this album. It's a great album.
     
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    Always loved the chorus on this one. The flutes n s---. X compliments it perfectly as well.

     
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    What's weird about this... I always considered Grand Champ his best album.
     
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