... And Then There Was X

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...And Then There Was X
And Then There Was X.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 21, 1999
GenreHardcore hip hop horrorcore
DMX chronology
Live at Woodstock
...And Then There Was X
The Great Depression
Singles from ...And Then There Was X
  1. "What's My Name"
    Released: December 28, 1999
  2. "Party Up (Up in Here)"
    Released: April 18, 2000
  3. "What These Bitches Want"
    Released: June 13, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Daily VaultB+[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]
Q4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[6]
The Source3.5/5 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. The album was certified 5x Multi-Platinum by the RIAA on February 7, 2001. The album was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2001 Grammys.


The album's first single "What's My Name" was released on December 28, 1999. It reached #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[7] The second single "Party Up (Up in Here)" was released on February 20, 2000 and became his most successful single of his career peaking at number 27 on the Hot 100.[7] The third single "What These Bitches Want" featuring Sisqó was released on June 6, 2000 which peaked at number 49.[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album sold very well selling 700,000 copies in its 1st 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, making DMX Hip Hop's only artist to have their first three albums enter the Billboard 200 Chart at the #1 spot.[8]

Track listing[edit]

1."The Kennel" (Intro) 0:36
2."One More Road to Cross"Swizz Beatz4:20
3."The Professional"P. Killer Trackz3:35
4."Fame"Dame Grease3:37
5."A Lot to Learn" (Skit) 0:39
6."Here We Go Again"DJ Shok3:52
7."Party Up (Up in Here)"Swizz Beatz4:28
8."Make a Move"P. Killer Trackz3:33
9."What These Bitches Want" (featuring Sisqó)Nokio4:13
10."What's My Name?"Self Service, Irv Gotti3:52
11."More 2 a Song"P. Killer Trackz3:42
12."Don't You Ever"Swizz Beatz3:48
13."The Shakedown" (Skit) 0:35
14."D-X-L (Hard White)" (featuring The Lox & Drag-On)Dame Grease4:21
15."Comin' for Ya"Swizz Beatz4:02
16."Prayer III" 2:00
17."Angel" (featuring Regina Belle)Irv Gotti. Billy Gray5:07
18."Good Girls, Bad Guys (Bonus Track)" (featuring Dyme)P. Killer Trackz, Charly (Shuga Bear) Charles3:55


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


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[12] 5× Platinum 5,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  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. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. 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)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  10. ^ "DMX Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  11. ^ "DMX Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "American album certifications – DMX – ...AND THEN THERE WAS X". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 20, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.