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The Definition Of X: The Pick Of The Litter (Deluxe Edition) [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
DMX's first five albums, from 1998's It's Dark and Hell Is Hot through 2003's Grand Champ, debuted at the top of the Billboard album chart. Though none of the releases is an undeniable classic, the accomplishment is lost in all the drama of DMX's life. It's also remarkable that, during these years, the MC racked up enough charting singles that a thorough compilation of them would bleed over to a second disc. This is, after all, one of the most unique artists in music -- rap or otherwise -- and much of the uniqueness comes down to an intensity level with incisive, highly mechanized productions to match that did not make many concessions to the mainstream. His first ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
DMX's first five albums, from 1998's It's Dark and Hell Is Hot through 2003's Grand Champ, debuted at the top of the Billboard album chart. Though none of the releases is an undeniable classic, the accomplishment is lost in all the drama of DMX's life. It's also remarkable that, during these years, the MC racked up enough charting singles that a thorough compilation of them would bleed over to a second disc. This is, after all, one of the most unique artists in music -- rap or otherwise -- and much of the uniqueness comes down to an intensity level with incisive, highly mechanized productions to match that did not make many concessions to the mainstream. His first compilation, The Definition of X: Pick of the Litter, contains all but five of the charting singles predating Year of the Dog...Again, sticking to necessary material for the casual fan: the rallying calls "Ruff Ryders' Anthem," "Get at Me Dog," "What's My Name", the venomous rants "What These B*tches Want," "We Right Here", and even a couple choice album cuts that stood no chance on radio like "Blackout," with Jay-Z and the LOX. The title of this disc is wholly appropriate. Those hungry for more can get more than they could possibly need with any one of the first three albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/12/2007
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 602517340978
  • Catalog Number: 000898802
  • Sales rank: 60,050

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Prayer III (2:04)
  2. 2 Ruff Ryders' Anthem (3:32)
  3. 3 Get at Me Dog - Sheek of The Lox (3:05)
  4. 4 Stop Being Greedy (3:36)
  5. 5 How's It Going Down (4:04)
  6. 6 What These Bitches Want - Sisqó (4:13)
  7. 7 Blackout - The LOX (4:55)
  8. 8 What's My Name? (3:52)
  9. 9 Where the Hood At (4:46)
  10. 10 Party Up (Up in Here) (4:32)
  11. 11 X Gon' Give It to Ya (3:37)
  12. 12 It's All Good (4:18)
  13. 13 Who We Be (4:48)
  14. 14 The Rain (3:27)
  15. 15 Here We Go Again (3:53)
  16. 16 No Love 4 Me - Drag-On (4:00)
  17. 17 We Right Here (4:28)
  18. 18 One More Road to Cross (4:20)
  19. 19 Slippin' (5:06)
  20. 20 Prayer (Skit) (2:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
DMX Primary Artist
Clifford Branch Keyboards
Schamika Grant Background Vocals
Lovey Ford Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Sarah Carter Composer
Adam Gazzola Engineer
Rich Keller Engineer
DJ Scratch Producer
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Chris Theis Engineer
Irv Gotti Producer
Jonathan Mannion Cover Photo
Shawn Carter Composer
A. Fields Composer
A. Hardy Composer
Justice Johnson Engineer
Swizz Beatz Producer, Audio Production
Dame Grease Audio Production
DJ Shok Producer
Dragan "Chach" Cacinovic Engineer
Melvin "Hip" Armstead Producer
Rob Caiaffa Marketing
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