DMX, born Earl Simmons, was an influential figure in American hip-hop. He gained massive popularity in 1998 with the release of his debut album “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot.” Known for his unique style of hardcore rap, DMX was a force to be reckoned with. His vocal delivery often included growls and dog barks, a tribute to his love for dogs and a distinct trademark in his music. DMX had a tattoo on his back that read “One Love Boomer,” a nod to his first dog and lifelong affection for canines. Here are some of DMX’s iconic tracks that define his legacy in the music industry.
10. I Miss You
A touching tribute, “I Miss You” is a deeply personal song that resonates with many who have lost a loved one.
9. How’s It Goin’ Down
This track paints a vivid story of love and loss, capturing the complex dynamics of relationships.
8. What They Really Want
Exploring the complexities of love and desire, this song delves deep into the human psyche.
7. What These Bitches Want
Another track that focuses on relationships, “What These Bitches Want” is known for its honest and straightforward lyrics.
Arguably one of his most introspective tracks, “Slippin'” deals with the struggles and hurdles of life.
5. Go To Sleep
A hard-hitting track featuring Eminem and Obie Trice, “Go To Sleep” is full of raw energy and aggression.
4. Ruff Ryders’ Anthem
An iconic song that defined a generation, the “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” is an emblem of DMX’s legacy.
3. Where the Hood At
This anthem-like track is an ode to the streets, resonating with those who come from similar backgrounds.
2. Party Up
An instant classic, “Party Up” is a track that can ignite any room and is a staple in any DMX playlist.
1. X Gon’ Give It To Ya
Arguably DMX’s most famous track, “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” showcases his unique style and vocal delivery, making it a landmark in the history of hip-hop.