Ruff Ryders' Anthem

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"Ruff Ryders' Anthem"
Single by DMX
from the album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot
Released May 5, 1998 (1998-05-05)
Recorded 1997
Genre Gangsta rap, east coast hip hop
Length 3:34
Label Ruff Ryders, Def Jam
Producer(s) Swizz Beatz
DMX singles chronology
"Stop Being Greedy"
"Ruff Ryders' Anthem"
"How's It Goin' Down"

"Ruff Ryders' Anthem" is a song by American hip hop recording artist DMX, released as the fourth single from his debut studio album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot (1998). It ranks at #79 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. In the U.S. it peaked at #93 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]


It was produced by a then unknown record producer, Swizz Beatz. Instrumentally, it was famous for the catchy sitar looping sound. The song was released in 1998 as a B-Side to "Slippin'".[dubious ] The song is one of DMX's best known singles.

Music video[edit]

The official music video features scenes where DMX and his crew are bodybuilding, while there are other scenes with motorbikes. The video features cameo appearances by the rap group Onyx, The LOX, Eve and Swizz Beatz.


Charts (1998) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[2] 93
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks (Billboard)[3] 33
"Ruff Ryders' Anthem (Remix)"
Single by DJ Clue? featuring DMX, Jadakiss, Styles P, Drag-On and Eve
from the album The Professional
Released 1999
Format Radio airplay, 12" vinyl
Recorded 1997–1999
Genre Gangsta Rap, East Coast Hip Hop
Length 3:52
Label Roc-a-Fella, Def Jam
Producer(s) Swizz Beatz, DJ Clue?, Ken "Duro" Ifill
DJ Clue? singles chronology
"I Like Control"
"Ruff Ryders' Anthem (Remix)"
"Back 2 Life 2001"

DJ Clue Remix[edit]

"Ruff Ryders' Anthem (Remix)" features DMX, Jadakiss, Styles P, Drag-On, & Eve; and was released in 1999 as the third and final single from Clue's solo debut, The Professional (1998).[4] The remix charted on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and was later on featured in Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories in the station "The Liberty Jam".


Charts (1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[4] 47


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