|Single by DMX|
|from the album Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood|
|B-side||Ruff Ryders' Anthem
How's It Goin' Down
|Released||November 27, 1998|
|Genre||Hip hop, conscious rap|
|Label||Ruff Ryders, Def Jam|
|DMX singles chronology|
"Slippin'" is a song by American hip hop recording artist DMX, released as the first single from his second studio album Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (1998). The song peaked at #30 on the UK Singles Chart, and at #60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
The track was produced by DJ Shok of Ruff Ryders, who was a newcomer to the team. The album contains the clean version as the publishing owners of the subsequently mentioned sample would not allow DMX to include it if he would use foul language. Multiple uncensored versions were leaked onto the internet, one including female vocals from the hook, but censoring part of the third stanza saying "Wasn't long, before I hit rock bottom, niggaz talkin' shit like, 'Damn, look how that (rock) got 'em'", and another version completely uncensored, but without the female vocals in the hook.
The song's music video portrays DMX's youth. Slippin' is also known as one of DMX's most poetic songs.[by whom?]
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||60|
|UK Singles Chart||30|