On May 19, 1998, the legendary rapper DMX released his debut album, It’s Dark and Hell is Hot on Ruff Ryders Entertainment.

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The album had four popular singles with music videos in “Ruff Ryders Anthem”, “Get At Me Dog”, “Stop Being Greedy”, and “How It’s Goin Down”. The album has been considered a classic by many critics over the years and almost every artist on the album has enjoyed commercial success ome way or the other.

The album was especially known for its extreme lyrics about violence. It had many conversations about the painful past of DMX‘s life as a youngster. Other topics covered were love, rage, and God. He even has dialogues between him and God.


It’s an album worth listening to for any music fan. DMX really shows us versatility, and he goes hard from start to finish. The style he came with was one that no one else could even try to imitate without looking ridiculous. It has dark production, story telling, great features, and really is a must have for any hip hop fan.