Cradle 2 the Grave

Cradle 2 the Grave

     
 

No matter his acting abilities, DMX was a natural for the silver screen. Ever since his album debut, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, the former Earl Simmons has flaunted a flare for the dramatic, and his work ethic is one of the toughest in hip-hop. He must have been especially busy filming, since the soundtrack for Cradle 2 the Grave, his first starring turnSee more details below

Overview

No matter his acting abilities, DMX was a natural for the silver screen. Ever since his album debut, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, the former Earl Simmons has flaunted a flare for the dramatic, and his work ethic is one of the toughest in hip-hop. He must have been especially busy filming, since the soundtrack for Cradle 2 the Grave, his first starring turn (with Jet Li), has only three features for DMX himself. Taking up the slack, fortunately, are some of the hottest rappers circa 2003: Eminem, with a track featuring DMX as well, plus 50 Cent, Foxy Brown, Clipse, and Drag-On. The lead-off track is DMX's own "X Gon' Give It to Ya," a typically grandiose contribution that compares pretty well to the rest of his work but doesn't sound too special. Eminem's self-produced "Go to Sleep" is an extremist (even for him) murder fantasy that goes down in a hail of screams and bullets, while "My Life (Cradle 2 the Grave)" finds Foxy Brown turning curiously reflective (and more than just a bit poignant). Surprisingly, amidst the raft of big names, DMX affiliate Drag-On steals one of the best tracks, "Fireman," an offkilter track that blows through a pair of contrasting percussion lines, borrowing from "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and "Pusherman," but sounds completely original nevertheless. [Cradle 2 the Grave is also available in a clean version.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/18/2003
Label:
Def Jam
UPC:
0044006361543
catalogNumber:
063615

Tracks

  1. X Gon' Give It to Ya  -  DMX
  2. Go to Sleep  - Obie Trice
  3. What's It All For?
  4. Follow Me Gangster  -  G-Unit
  5. Stompdash**outu  -  CNN
  6. Do Sumptin  -  Comp
  7. My Life (Cradle 2 the Grave)  -  Althea & Donna
  8. Fireman  -  Drag-On
  9. Drop Drop  - Joe Budden
  10. I'm Serious
  11. Right/Wrong  -  DMX
  12. It's Gon' Be What It's Gon' Be
  13. Hand That Rocks the Cradle
  14. Won't Be Coming Back  -  Baby
  15. C2G  -  Young N Da Restless
  16. Focus  -  Kashmir
  17. Slangin' Dem Thangs  -  Profit
  18. Off the Hook  - Jinx Da Juvy
  19. Getting Down  -  Kashmir

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luis Resto   Keyboards
LAC   Vocals
Dirty Swift   Bass
Steve King   Guitar

Technical Credits

Barrett Strong   Composer
Geoff Allen   Engineer
Ian Allen   Business Consultant
T.D. Bell   Composer
Mannie Fresh   Producer
Troy Hightower   Engineer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Luis Resto   Composer
Martin Stebbing   Engineer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Elite   Producer
A.P. Thompson   Composer
Tony Dawsey   Mastering
Chris Theis   Engineer
Earl Randle   Composer
Ez Elpee   Orchestration
Earl Simmons   Composer,Executive Producer
Angelo A. Ellerbee   Management
A.J. Lewis   Composer
Eminem   Producer
Carlisle Young   Engineer
Dino Johnson   Engineer
Grease   Producer
Eddie Butts   Legal Counsel
Pascal Volberg   Engineer
J. Shaw   Composer
Marshall Mathers   Composer
Suzanne Burge   Marketing
DJ Envy   Producer
Dawud West   Art Direction
Keith Zajic   Business Consultant
L.J. Porter   Composer
Rich Balmer   Engineer
Jonathan Lieberman   Legal Counsel
Obie Trice   Composer
Bazaar Royale   Arranger
Michael Strange   Engineer
Sha Money XL   Producer,Engineer
Nick Howard   Engineer
Tishawn Gayle   Marketing
Gavin Marchand   Producer
Shatek King   Engineer
Konkrete Kaos   Producer
Antoinette Trotman   Business Consultant
Tony "D" Pizarro   Producer

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