Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood

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Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
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Studio album by DMX
Released December 22, 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Length 73:02
Label Ruff Ryders, Def Jam
Producer Swizz Beatz, PK, DJ Shok, Dame Grease, Irv Gotti
DMX chronology
It's Dark and Hell Is Hot
Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
...And Then There Was X
Singles from Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
  1. "Slippin'"
    Released: November 27, 1998
  2. "No Love 4 Me"
    Released: February 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Daily Vault B[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
Robert Christgau (dud)[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]
The Source (favorable)[6]
USA Today 3/4 stars[7]

Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood is the second album released in December 22, 1998 by rapper DMX, little more than seven months after his debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot.[5] It entered the charts at number one (and stayed there for 3 consecutive weeks) with 670,000 units shipped in the first week.[8] The album eventually went 3x Platinum in the US.[9] He is the second rapper to have two albums released in the same calendar year to debut at number one on Billboard's Top 200, the first being Tupac Shakur with his albums, All Eyez on Me (February 1996) and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (November 1996).

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Featured Guest(s) Time Sample(s)
1 My Niggas Swizz Beatz 1:27
2 Bring Your Whole Crew P. Killer Trackz P. Killer Trackz 3:40
3 Pac Man 0:56
4 Ain't No Way Swizz Beatz 4:49
5 We Don't Give a Fuck Irv Gotti, Rebel Jadakiss, Styles P 4:07
6 Keep Your Shit the Hardest Swizz Beatz 4:48
7 Coming From P. Killer Trackz Mary J. Blige 5:13
8 It's All Good Swizz Beatz 4:17
• Contains a sample of "Heartbeat" (Taana Gardner)
9 The Omen (Damien II) Swizz Beatz Marilyn Manson 4:56
• Contains an interpolation of "Damien" (Earl Simmons, Damon Blackman), as performed by DMX
10 Slippin' DJ Shok 5:05
• Contains a sample of "Moonstreams" (Grover Washington, Jr.), as performed by Grover Washington, Jr.
11 No Love 4 Me Swizz Beatz Drag-On, Swizz Beatz 4:00
12 Dogs for Life Dame Grease 5:31
13 Blackout Swizz Beatz Jay-Z, The L.O.X. 5:00
14 Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood Swizz Beatz 4:32
15 Heat Swizz Beatz 4:07
16 Ready to Meet Him Swizz Beatz 7:24


Chart (1998) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart 1
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-hop albums 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Daily Vault review
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  5. ^ a b Rolling Stone review
  6. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  7. ^ USA Today review[dead link]
  8. ^ 22 Ends DMX's Billboard Winning StreakMTV. Accessed February 20, 2009.
  9. ^ [1]
Preceded by
Double Live by Garth Brooks
Billboard 200 number-one album
January 9–29, 1999
Succeeded by
...Baby One More Time by Britney Spears