"Where the Hood At?" is the lead single of DMX's fifth studio album Grand Champ. The track is noted to be a diss record towards Ja Rule; particularly in the first verse. Allmusic stated "The anthemic lead single, 'Where the Hood At,' is precisely modeled after previous DMX rallying calls like 'Ruff Rider Anthem,' 'What's My Name?,' and 'Who We Be.'"
Song Info 
The clean version doesn't have the third verse, unlike the explicit version. The producers for the song were the music creation team Tuneheadz. Recorded in 2003, it was one of the first singles to be available as a digital download via Amazon.com.
The song samples "I'll Play the Blues for You" by Albert King. That song was originally sampled by Big Daddy Kane for the song Young, Gifted and Black.
Music Video 
The music video is clean and is set in DMX's neighborhood in Yonkers, New York. In the beginning of the video during DMX's first verse, there is a man wearing a bandana and women's pumps. He is believed to be an impersonation of Ja Rule, stating that he was a homosexual. This was in reference to Ja Rule being known for making many songs with various female artists. There are appearances from rappers Drag-On, Swizz Beatz, Fat Joe and Busta Rhymes. In the second half of the video, a song entitled "A'Yo Kato", produced by Swizz Beatz, was added to pay tribute to his fallen friend.
Track listing 
- Where the Hood At?
- Where the Hood At? (Instrumental)
- Ruff Ryders' Anthem
Other Versions 
"Where's it At" by DWF
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