Grand Champ

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Grand Champ
Studio album by DMX
Released September 16, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Hardcore hip hop, east coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 74:40
Label Ruff Ryders, Def Jam
Producer DMX, Tony Pizarro, Darrin Dean, Joaquin Dean, Salam Wreck, Kanye West, No I.D., Tuneheadz, Rockwilder, Ron Browz, Swizz Beatz, Dame Grease, PK
DMX chronology
The Great Depression
(2001)
Grand Champ
(2003)
Year of the Dog… Again
(2006)
Singles from Grand Champ
  1. "Get It on the Floor"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Where the Hood At?"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (58/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
E! Online C+[1]
Entertainment Weekly C−[4]
Playlouder 2/5 stars[5]
PopMatters 4/10 stars[1][6]
RapReviews (7/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars[9]
USA Today 3/4 stars[10]

Grand Champ is the fifth album by American rapper DMX, released in 2003. Grand Champ features the popular singles "Where the Hood At?" and "Get It On The Floor". The album sold 312,000 in its first week and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Length
1 "Dog Intro" Darold "Pop" Trotter Bashir Fadai 3:32
2 "My Life" Dart La Chinky 3:09
3 "Where the Hood At?" Tuneheadz 4:46
4 "Dogs Out" Kanye West 4:03
5 "Get It on the Floor" Swizz Beatz Swizz Beatz 4:22
6 "Come Prepared" (Skit) Jay "Icepick" Jackson, Joaquin "Waah" Dean 0:35
7 "Shot Down" Salam "Wreck" Nassar 50 Cent & Styles P 3:42
8 "Bring the Noize" Tuneheadz 3:30
9 "Untouchable" Tony Pizarro Syleena Johnson, Cross, Infa-Red, Sheek Louch & Drag-On 6:05
10 "Fuck Y'all" Ron Browz 3:43
11 "Ruff Radio" (Skit) Jay "Icepick" Jackson, Joaquin "Waah" Dean 0:43
12 "We're Back" Tuneheadz Eve & Jadakiss 4:25
13 "Ruff Radio 2" (Skit) Jay "Icepick" Jackson, Joaquin "Waah" Dean 0:18
14 "Rob All Night (If I'm Gonna Rob)" Rockwilder 3:27
15 "We Go Hard" No I.D. Cam'ron 3:36
16 "We 'Bout to Blow" Dame Grease Big Stan 3:31
17 "The Rain" DJ Scratch 3:27
18 "Gotta Go" (Skit) Jay "Icepick" Jackson, Joaquin "Waah" Dean 1:07
19 "Don't Gotta Go Home" (Mix) Antoine "Bam" Macon, Ryan Bowser, Mr. Devine, Victor Flowers Monica 4:17
20 "A'Yo Kato" Swizz Beatz Magic & Val 3:46
21 "Thank You" DMX, Nemo, Ron H, Reggie Flowers, Gerald Flowers, Victor Flowers, Kevin McCord Patti LaBelle 3:01
22 "Prayer V" DMX 1:47
23 "On Top" Mac G Big Stan 3:34
24 "X Gon' Give It to Ya" (Bonus Track) Shatek 3:38

Samples[edit]

  • "Where The Hood At" contains a sample of "I'll Play the Blues for You" as performed by Albert King
  • "We Go Hard" contains a sample of "Didn't I Fool You" as performed by Ruby Andrews
  • "The Rain" contains a sample of "Will She Meet The Train In The Rain" as performed by Greg Perry
  • "Thank You" contains a sample of "I Want To Thank You" as performed by Alicia Myers
  • "Dog's Out" contains a sample of "Dedicated to the One I Love" as performed by Stacy Lattisaw

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart 1
Austrian Albums Chart [11] 2
Belgium Albums Chart 1
Canada Albums Chart 1
French Albums Chart [11] 1
German Albums Chart [11] 1
Netherlands Albums Chart 1
New Zealand Albums Chart [11] 2
Swedish Albums Chart [11] 1
Swiss Albums Chart [11] 1
UK Albums Chart 1
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Critic reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  4. ^ Fiore, Raymond (2003-10-03). "Grand Champ Review". Entertainment Weekly: 73. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  5. ^ Playlouder review at the Wayback Machine (archived September 20, 2003)
  6. ^ PopMatters review
  7. ^ RapReviews review
  8. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived December 1, 2008)
  9. ^ Vibe review
  10. ^ USA Today review
  11. ^ a b c d e f "Album performance". AustrianCharts. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
Preceded by
Heavier Things by John Mayer
Billboard 200 number-one album
September 28, 2003 - October 4, 2003
Succeeded by
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by OutKast

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