... And Then There Was X

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... And Then There Was X
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Studio album by DMX
Released December 21, 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Length 72:14
Label Ruff Ryders, Def Jam
Producer Dee & Waah Dean (exec.)
Swizz Beatz, PK, Dame Grease, Irv Gotti, Nokio, DJ Shok
DMX chronology
Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
(1998)
... And Then There Was X
(1999)
The Great Depression
(2001)
Singles from ... And Then There Was X
  1. "What's My Name"
    Released: November 6, 1999
  2. "Party Up (Up in Here)"
    Released: June 6, 2000
  3. "What These Bitches Want"
    Released: June 13, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Daily Vault B+[2]
Entertainment Weekly A−[3]
Q 4/5 stars[4]
RapReviews (7/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
The Source 3.5/5 stars[4]

... And Then There Was X is the third studio album by American rapper DMX. The album was released on December 21, 1999, by Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings. In 2000, it was certified 4× Platinum and then later 5× Platinum. The album was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2001 Grammys.

Singles[edit]

The album's first single "What's My Name" was released on 1999/2000. It reached #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[7] The second single "What These Bitches Want" featuring Sisqó was released on February 20, 2000 which peaked at number 49.[7] The third single "Party Up (Up in Here)" was released on June 6, 2000 and became his most successful single of his career peaking at number 27 on the Hot 100.[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album sold very well selling roughly 698,000 units in its first week and went on to be certified 5x Platinum making it DMX's best-selling album to date.[8] The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, firmly ranking DMX within hip hop's only artist to have their first three albums enter the Billboard Top 200 Chart at the #1 spot.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "The Kennel"     0:36
2. "One More Road to Cross"   Swizz Beatz 4:20
3. "The Professional"   P. Killer Trackz 3:35
4. "Fame"   Dame Grease 3:37
5. "A Lot To Learn"     0:39
6. "Here We Go Again"   DJ Shok 3:52
7. "Party Up (Up in Here)"   Swizz Beatz 4:28
8. "Make a Move"   P. Killer Trackz 3:33
9. "What These Bitches Want" (featuring Sisqó) Nokio 4:13
10. "What's My Name?"   Self Service, Irv Gotti 3:52
11. "More 2 a Song"   P. Killer Trackz 3:42
12. "Don't You Ever"   Swizz Beatz 3:48
13. "The Shakedown"     0:35
14. "D-X-L (Hard White)" (featuring The Lox & Drag-On) Dame Grease 4:21
15. "Comin' for Ya"   Swizz Beatz 4:02
16. "Prayer III"     2:00
17. "Angel" (featuring Regina Belle) Irv Gotti. Billy Gray 5:07
18. "Good Girls, Bad Guys (Bonus Track)" (featuring Dyme) P. Killer Trackz, Charly (Shuga Bear) Charles 3:55

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 1
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[11] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Bush (1999-12-21). "And Then There Was X - DMX | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  2. ^ "The Daily Vault Music Reviews :". Dailyvault.com. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  3. ^ Anthony DeCurtis (2000-01-14). "Vol. 3 Life and Times of S. Carter; ...And Then There Was X; Born Again". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Dmx - ...And Then There Was X CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 1999-12-21. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  5. ^ "DMX :: ...And Then There Was X :: Def Jam". Rapreviews.com. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  6. ^ DMX (2000-02-03). "DMX: ...And Then There Was X : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  7. ^ a b c "DMX - Chart history". Billboard. 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  8. ^ a b "26 Hip-Hop Albums That Went 5x Platinum Or Higher - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2015-12-15. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  9. ^ "DMX – Chart history" Billboard 200 for DMX. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "DMX – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for DMX. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  11. ^ "DMX – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for DMX. Retrieved October 23, 2014.