Cradle 2 the Grave [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
No matter his acting abilities, DMX is 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 flair 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 leadoff track is DMX's own "X Gon' Give It to Ya," a typically grandiose contribution that compares...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
No matter his acting abilities, DMX is 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 flair 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 leadoff 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 off-kilter track that blows through a pair of contrasting percussion lines, borrowing from "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and "Pusherman," but sounds completely original nevertheless.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/18/2003
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 044006361529
  • Catalog Number: 063615
  • Sales rank: 49,179

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 X Gon' Give It to Ya - DMX (3:39)
  2. 2 Go to Sleep - Obie Trice (4:42)
  3. 3 What's It All For? - Bazaar Royale (3:50)
  4. 4 Follow Me Gangster - G-Unit (3:31)
  5. 5 Stompdash**outu - CNN (3:03)
  6. 6 Do Sumptin - Comp (4:08)
  7. 7 My Life (Cradle 2 the Grave) - Althea & Donna (4:15)
  8. 8 Fireman - Drag-On (2:56)
  9. 9 Drop Drop - Joe Budden (4:17)
  10. 10 I'm Serious - Clipse (4:12)
  11. 11 Right/Wrong - DMX (3:46)
  12. 12 It's Gon' Be What It's Gon' Be (3:01)
  13. 13 Hand That Rocks the Cradle - Big Stan (4:13)
  14. 14 Won't Be Coming Back - Baby (4:10)
  15. 15 C2G - Young N Da Restless (4:13)
  16. 16 Focus - Kashmir (3:56)
  17. 17 Slangin' Dem Thangs - Profit (4:40)
  18. 18 Off the Hook - Jinx Da Juvy (4:09)
  19. 19 Getting Down - Kashmir (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
DMX Group Member
Luis Resto Keyboards
LAC Vocals
Kashmir Group Member
Big Stan Group Member
Bazaar Royale Group Member
Dirty Swift Bass
Steve King Guitar
Technical Credits
Barrett Strong Composer
Geoff Allen Engineer
T.D. Bell Composer
Troy Hightower Engineer
Eddie Holland Composer
Brian Holland Composer
E. Randle Composer
Luis Resto Composer
Martin Stebbing Engineer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Elite Producer
A.P. Thompson Composer
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Chris Theis Engineer
Ez Elpee Orchestration
Earl Simmons Composer
A.J. Lewis Composer
Eminem Producer
Carlisle Young Engineer
Dino Johnson Engineer
Dame Grease Producer
Pascal Volberg Engineer
J. Shaw Composer
Manny Fresh Producer
Marshall Mathers Composer
Suzanne Burge Marketing
DJ Envy Producer
Dawud West Art Direction
L.J. Porter Composer
Rich Balmer Engineer
Obie Trice Composer
Bazaar Royale Arranger
Michael Strange Jr. Engineer
Sha Money XL Producer, Engineer
Nick Howard Engineer
Tishawn Gayle Marketing
Mac G Producer
Gavin Marchand Producer
Shatek King Producer, Engineer
Konkrete Kaos Producer
Tony "D" Pizarro Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    This is one of the best CDs ever, DMX blows your mind on this Cd.

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