How's It Goin' Down

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"How's It Goin' Down"
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Single by DMX featuring Faith Evans
from the album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot
Released June 9, 1998 (1998-06-09)
Recorded 1997
Genre East Coast hip hop, Dirty Rap
Length 4:42
Label Ruff Ryders, Def Jam
Producer(s) P.K.
DMX singles chronology
""Ruff Ryders' Anthem"
"How's It Goin' Down"
"Grand Finale"
Faith Evans singles chronology
"I'll Be Missing You"
"How's It Goin' Down"
"Love Like This"

"How's It Goin' Down" is the third single by American rapper DMX featuring R&B singer Faith Evans who is used in the introduction monologue, from his debut studio album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot.

Song Info[edit]


The instrumental is produced by P.K. of the Ruff Ryders group.


The song is about DMX meeting a girl and eventually carrying on an affair with her. This leads to the girl's current boyfriend attacking a man he believes is DMX. Eventually, by the song's end, DMX decides that carrying on the relationship would be wrong and tells the girl she should go back to her boyfriend.

Music Video[edit]

The music video for the song essentially depicts the lyrics, and also notably features cameos by then-unknown artists Eve, Ja Rule, Drag-On and Irv Gotti, all of whom would rise to prominence in the following year.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 70
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 19

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