Grand Champ

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Grand Champ
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Studio album by DMX
Released September 16, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 74:40
Label Ruff Ryders, Def Jam
Producer DMX, Tony Pizarro, Darrin Dean, Joaquin Dean, Salam Wreck, Kanye West, No I.D., Tuneheadz, Rockwilder, Ron Browz, Swizz Beatz, Dame Grease, PK
DMX chronology
The Great Depression
(2001)
Grand Champ
(2003)
Year of the Dog… Again
(2006)
Singles from Grand Champ
  1. "Get It on the Floor"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Where the Hood At?"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (58/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[1]
E! Online C+[1]
Entertainment Weekly C−[3]
Playlouder 2/5 stars[4]
PopMatters 4/10 stars[1][5]
RapReviews (7/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars[8]
USA Today 3/4 stars[9]

Grand Champ is the fifth studio album by American rapper DMX. The album was released on September 16, 2003, by Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings. The album was supported by the singles "Where the Hood At?" and "Get It On The Floor".

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 312,000 copies in the United States.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Dog Intro" (featuring Bashir Fadai) Darold "Pop" Trotter 3:32
2. "My Life" (featuring Chinky) Dart La 3:09
3. "Where the Hood At?"   Tuneheadz 4:46
4. "Dogs Out"   Kanye West 4:03
5. "Get It on the Floor" (featuring Swizz Beatz) Swizz Beatz 4:22
6. "Come Prepared (Skit)"   Jay "Icepick" Jackson, Joaquin "Waah" Dean 0:35
7. "Shot Down" (featuring 50 Cent & Styles P) Salam "Wreck" Nassar 3:42
8. "Bring the Noize"   Tuneheadz 3:30
9. "Untouchable" (featuring Syleena Johnson, Cross, Infa-Red, Sheek Louch & Drag-On) Tony Pizarro 6:05
10. "Fuck Y'all"   Ron Browz 3:43
11. "Ruff Radio (Skit)"   Jay "Icepick" Jackson, Joaquin "Waah" Dean 0:43
12. "We're Back" (featuring Eve & Jadakiss) Tuneheadz 4:25
13. "Ruff Radio 2 (Skit)"   Jay "Icepick" Jackson, Joaquin "Waah" Dean 0:18
14. "Rob All Night (If I'm Gonna Rob)"   Rockwilder 3:27
15. "We Go Hard" (featuring Cam'ron) No I.D. 3:36
16. "We 'Bout to Blow" (featuring Big Stan) Dame Grease 3:31
17. "The Rain"   DJ Scratch 3:27
18. "Gotta Go (Skit)"   Jay "Icepick" Jackson, Joaquin "Waah" Dean 1:07
19. "Don't Gotta Go Home (Mix)" (featruring Monica) Antoine "Bam" Macon, Ryan Bowser, Mr. Devine, Victor Flowers 4:17
20. "A'Yo Kato" (featuring Magic & Val) Swizz Beatz 3:46
21. "Thank You" (featuring Patti LaBelle) DMX, Nemo, Ron H, Reggie Flowers, Gerald Flowers, Victor Flowers, Kevin McCord 3:01
22. "Prayer V"   DMX 1:47
23. "On Top" (featuring Big Stan) Mac G 3:34
24. "X Gon' Give It to Ya (International Bonus Track)"   Shatek 3:38

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[11] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[12] 1
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[13] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Critic Reviews for Grand Champ". Metacritic. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  2. ^ Jason Birchmeier (2003-09-16). "Grand Champ - DMX | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  3. ^ Fiore, Raymond (2003-10-03). "Grand Champ Review". Entertainment Weekly: 73. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  4. ^ "PLAYLOUDER | review - Grand Champ". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  5. ^ "DMX: Grand Champ". PopMatters. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  6. ^ "DMX :: Grand Champ :: Def Jam". Rapreviews.com. 2003-09-16. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  7. ^ "DMX: Grand Champ : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. 2003-09-24. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  8. ^ "Vibe - Google Livres". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  9. ^ "USATODAY.com - Listen Up". Usatoday30.usatoday.com. 2003-09-15. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  10. ^ "DMX Proves 'Grand Champ' On Album Chart". Billboard. 2003-09-24. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  11. ^ "DMX – Chart history" Billboard 200 for DMX. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  12. ^ "DMX – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for DMX. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  13. ^ "DMX – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for DMX. Retrieved October 23, 2014.

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