The 21 Most Essential DMX Songs
Exploring the songs that helped solidify his legacy in the wake of his tragic death.
Earl Simmons was bigger than Jay-Z. DMX took Def Jam to another level when he entered the scene. He dropped two albums in his first year, both of which went multiplatinum. This was unheard of in hip-hop at the time.
It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot and Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood took the world by storm. He followed those two projects with straight fire, becoming the first rapper to have their first five albums debut at No. 1.
His first 10 years in the game were monumental to hip-hop. Anyone who was aware of pop culture in the late '90s into the 2000s understood the power of this poet's pen.
DMX also starred in multiple No. 1 movies, including Cradle 2 the Grave and Exit Wounds. That's right. While having No. 1 albums, DMX was also starring in movies that opened at the top spot.
Let's not get away from the music, though.
Here is my list of the 21 most essential DMX songs:
Keep in mind, these are in no particular order.