X Gon' Give It to Ya

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"X Gon' Give It to Ya"
Single by DMX
from the album Cradle 2 the Grave
Released January 20, 2003
Format CD single, Vinyl single
Recorded 2002
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:40
Label Ruff Ryders, Def Jam
Writer(s) Earl Simmons
Producer(s) Shatek
Certification 4x Platinum (RIAA)
DMX singles chronology
"I Miss You"
(2001)
"X Gon' Give It to Ya"
(2003)
"Get It on the Floor"
(2003)

"X Gon' Give It to Ya" is a song by American hip hop recording artist DMX, released as the lead single from the soundtrack, Cradle 2 the Grave. The song was also used for the highly anticipated K1 debut of Andy Breadboy Brennan at Takeover 2. The song also appeared as a hidden track on DMX's greatest hits album, The Definition of X: The Pick of the Litter. The song found success on the charts, peaking at #60 on the Billboard Hot 100, #32 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #16 on the Hot Rap Tracks.

Production[edit]

The song was produced by co-soundtrack organizer Shatek, and it was written by DMX. The song can be found on over 20 compilation albums.[citation needed] There also exists a radio edit in which the profanity is censored.[citation needed]

In popular culture[edit]

  • The song was featured in the 2003 video game Def Jam Vendetta, in which DMX also appeared.
  • It is used as the ring entrance for K1 fighter Andy Brennan.
  • The Xavier Musketeers of Cincinnati, Ohio play this song often during college basketball games.
  • The song was featured on the TV show Rick and Morty in the episode "Something Ricked This Way Comes".

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003) [1] Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 60
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 32
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 16
UK Singles Chart 6[citation needed]
German Singles Chart 2[citation needed]
Swiss Singles Chart 14 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic ((( DMX > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))
  2. ^ . hitparade.ch http://www.swisscharts.com/song/DMX/X-Gon'-Give-It-To-Ya-5591. Retrieved 4/1/2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)