X Gon' Give It to Ya

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"X Gon' Give It to Ya"
Single by DMX
from the album Cradle 2 the Grave and Grand Champ (International version)
ReleasedDecember 10, 2002
Recorded2002
Genre
Length3:40
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Shatek
DMX singles chronology
"I Miss You"
(2001)
"X Gon' Give It to Ya"
(2002)
"Where the Hood At?"
(2003)
Music video
"X Gon' Give It to Ya" on YouTube

"X Gon' Give It to Ya" is a 2002 song by American rapper DMX, released as the lead single from the soundtrack Cradle 2 the Grave. The song is also a hidden track on DMX's greatest hits album, The Definition of X: The Pick of the Litter and is a bonus track on European releases of his then-current album Grand Champ (from whose sessions the song is taken). It was written by DMX and produced by co-soundtrack organizer Shatek.[1] It was his most successful international single.

Commercial performance[edit]

The song found success on the charts, peaking at number 60 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 30 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number 13 on the Hot Rap Songs. "X Gon' Give It to Ya" later saw a resurgence in popularity following its inclusion in the 2016 film Deadpool, along with prominent spots in its marketing campaign. Following the movie's release, the song bested its 2003 performance on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with a peak position of number 23, rose 403 percent in sales with 26,000 downloads, and rose 104 percent in streams to 2.6 million US clicks.[2] As of May 2017, the single has officially been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Music video[edit]

The song's music video, directed by Joseph Kahn, was nominated for Soundtrack Video of the Year at the 2003 Music Video Production Association Awards.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[33] Gold 45,000
Germany (BVMI)[34] 3× Gold 450,000
Italy (FIMI)[35] Gold 25,000
United Kingdom (BPI)[37] Platinum 767,912[36]
United States (RIAA)[38] 2× Platinum 2,000,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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