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
Released June 23, 2003
Recorded 2002
Length 3:40
Producer(s) Shatek
DMX singles chronology
"I Miss You"
"X Gon' Give It to Ya"
"Where the Hood At?"
"I Miss You"
"X Gon' Give It to Ya"
"Where the Hood At?"

"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 May 2017, the single has officially been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

In popular culture[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]


Chart (2003)[5] Peak
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 23
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 14
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 60
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 23
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[11] 13
Chart (2016) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[12] 54
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 62
France (SNEP)[14] 48
Hungary (Single Top 40)[15] 12


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum 1,000,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Gold 400,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


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  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. ^ Langton, Jerry (16 March 2011). "Fighter: The Unauthorized Biography of Georges St-Pierre, UFC Champion". John Wiley and Sons – via Google Books. 
  4. ^ Ekberg, Brian; Studios, Community Manager at Turn 10. "Drive to the Music You Love in Forza Horizon 3 with Groove". Xbox Wire. 
  5. ^ allmusic ((( DMX > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))
  6. ^ "Musicline.de – DMX Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  7. ^ "Swisscharts.com – DMX – X Gon' Give It to Ya". Swiss Singles Chart.
  8. ^ "DMX: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "DMX Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "DMX Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "DMX Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard.
  12. ^ Ryan, Gavin (February 20, 2016). "ARIA Singles: Lukas Graham '7 Years' Is No 1". Noise11. Retrieved February 20, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – DMX – X Gon' Give it to Ya" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – DMX – X Gon' Give it to Ya" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
  15. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  16. ^ "American single certifications – DMX – X Gon' Give It to Ya". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  17. ^ "British single certifications – DMX – Bad Blood". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 8, 2017.  Enter Bad Blood in the search field and then press Enter.

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