X Gon' Give It to Ya

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"X Gon' Give It to Ya"
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Single by DMX
from the album Cradle 2 the Grave
Released January 20, 2003
Format
Recorded 2002
Genre Gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop
Length 3:40
Label
Writer(s) Earl Simmons, Shatek King, Kasseem Dean
Producer(s) Shatek
DMX singles chronology
"I Miss You"
(2002)
"X Gon' Give It to Ya"
(2003)
"Where the Hood At?"
(2003)

"X Gon' Give It to Ya" is a 2003 song by American rapper DMX, released as the lead single from the soundtrack Cradle 2 the Grave. The song also appeared as a hidden track on DMX's greatest hits album, The Definition of X: The Pick of the Litter. It was written by DMX and produced by co-soundtrack organizer Shatek.[1]

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 March 2016, the single had sold over 431,000 copies in the US.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2003)[6] Peak
position
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 23
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 60
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 23
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[12] 13
Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[13] 54
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[14] 62
France (SNEP)[15] 48
Hungary (Single Top 40)[16] 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 5 Other Times Pop Culture Loved “X Gon Give It To Ya”
  2. ^ a b Mendizabal, Amaya (February 24, 2016). "'Deadpool' Triggers Chart Gains for DMX, Salt-N-Pepa, Teamheadkick & Juice Newton". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ Mansell, Henry (February 27, 2016). "Hip Hop Single Sales: Rihanna, G-Eazy & Fetty Wap". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved March 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ Fighter: The Unauthorized Biography of Georges St-Pierre, UFC Champion
  5. ^ https://news.xbox.com/2016/09/09/drive-music-you-love-forza-horizon-3-groove/
  6. ^ allmusic ((( DMX > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))
  7. ^ "Musicline.de – DMX Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – DMX – X Gon' Give It to Ya". Swiss Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "DMX: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  10. ^ "DMX – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for DMX.
  11. ^ "DMX – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for DMX.
  12. ^ "DMX – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for DMX.
  13. ^ Ryan, Gavin (February 20, 2016). "ARIA Singles: Lukas Graham '7 Years' Is No 1". Noise11. Retrieved February 20, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – DMX – X Gon' Give it to Ya" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – DMX – X Gon' Give it to Ya" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  16. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved February 26, 2016.

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