The Great Depression (DMX album)

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The Great Depression
DMX - The Great Depression.albumcover.jpg
Studio album by DMX
Released October 23, 2001
Genre Hardcore hip hop
Length 72:02
Label
Producer Darrin & Joaquin Dean and DMX (ex prd.); Latarche Nas Collins (co-exec); Just Blaze, Swizz Beatz, Dame Grease, PK, Black Key, Kidd Kold
DMX chronology
...And Then There Was X
(1999)
The Great Depression
(2001)
Rap Sheet
(2002)
Singles from The Great Depression
  1. "We Right Here"
    Released: August 14, 2001
  2. "Who We Be"
    Released: September 25, 2001
  3. "I Miss You"
    Released: January 15, 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (62/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B-[3]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[4]
NME (5/10)[5]
PopMatters 4/10 stars[1][6]
Q 3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews (6.5/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[8]
Spin (6/10)[1]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[9]

The Great Depression is the fourth studio album by American rapper DMX. The album was released October 23, 2001, by Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings. It was DMX's fourth consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. 440,000 copies were sold within the first week of the album's release, and it was certified Platinum in December of that year.[10] The album demonstrated his continually strong allegiance with the Ruff Ryders with singles such as "Who We Be" and "We Right Here".

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 440,000 copies in the United States.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Sometimes" DMX 1:06
2. "School Street" Dame Grease 3:01
3. "Who We Be" Black Key 4:47
4. "Trina Moe" Dame Grease 4:02
5. "We Right Here" Black Key 4:27
6. "Bloodline Anthem" (featuring Dia) DMX, Kidd Kold 4:25
7. "Shorty Was Da Bomb" Dame Grease 5:12
8. "Damien III" P.K. 3:21
9. "When I'm Nothing" (featuring Stephanie Mills) DMX, Dame Grease 4:33
10. "I Miss You" (featuring Faith Evans) Kidd Kold 4:40
11. "Number 11" P.K. 4:25
12. "Pull Up (Skit)" DMX 0:20
13. "I'ma Bang" Just Blaze 5:03
14. "Pull Out (Skit)"   0:24
15. "You Could Be Blind" (featuring Mashonda) Swizz Beatz 4:34
16. "The Prayer IV" DMX 1:42
17. "A Minute for Your Son" Swizz Beatz 16:55

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[12] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 1
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[14] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Critic Reviews for The Great Depression". CBS Interactive. n.d. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  2. ^ Jason Birchmeier (n.d.). "The Great Depression - DMX | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  3. ^ Browne, David (2001-11-02). "The Great Depression by DMX". EW.com. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  4. ^ Soren Baker (2001-10-21). "Keeping It Real, One Way or Another - latimes". latimes.com. Time Inc. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  5. ^ "NME Reviews - DMX : The Great Depression". nme.Com. Time Inc. 2005-09-12. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  6. ^ "DMX: The Great Depression". PopMatters. 2001-10-22. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  7. ^ "Feature for October 23, 2001 - DMX' "The Great Depression"". RapReviews.com. RapReviews.com. 2001-10-23. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  8. ^ "DMX: The Great Depression : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. 2001-10-30. Archived from the original on 2008-10-13. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  9. ^ "Ryan's songs worth their wait in 'Gold'". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. 2001-10-30. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  10. ^ "Oh What A Year It Was…". Gold & Platinum News. RIAA. December 2001. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "DMX Proves 'Grand Champ' On Album Chart". Billboard. 2003-09-24. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 
  12. ^ "DMX Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-10-23.
  13. ^ "DMX Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-10-23.
  14. ^ "DMX Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-10-23.

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