On the heels of his multi-platinum debut, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, DMX unleashed his dogs again on an album overflowing with raw energy and spiritual catharsis. The irascible Yonkers MC, 27 at the time of this recording, continues the Ruff Ryder legacy on this follow-up release. DMX's canine split personality flow is like none other, not only rhyming over tracks, but barking expression over explosive beats. Production here -- by Swizz Beatz, PK, DJ Shok, Dame Grease -- is mostly stripped-down, pure high-tech drum machine and synthesizer combinations that are sure to inspire emotional and adrenal responses in listeners. Although DMX is no new jack, he is a part of a no-frills new breed of MCs that hold nothing back on the microphone; emphasis is on emotion rather than on word-bending. Standout cuts include "Blackout," with guest appearances from fellow hip-hop heavyweights the LOX and Jay-Z; "Coming From," a duet with the queen of hip-hop/R&B, Mary J. Blige, which stuns the ears with a haunting piano loop; "The Omen," a bout with the devil featuring the demonic Marilyn Manson on the hook; and the opening cut on side two, "Slippin'," an introspective look inside DMX's struggle to stay on top of his art while dealing with the perils of his reality. This is a very spiritual album, a testimony to one artist's struggle with the manifestations of good and evil. The final cut, "Ready to Meet Him," a conversation between DMX and his god, punctuates this realness.
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Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
DMX is really, how can I say this... True. I can really relate to some of the songs DMX is comin' from. I especially like #16 on Flesh of My Flesh... and DMX has a really deep voice that sounds powerful and really, really: what's the word? But umm Mrs.DMX, Congrats. And the best to DMX 'juniorettes' luv your father there will only be one!
DMX is my honey. I wish that he could be here right now with me. He's my future baby daddy. That's my love and one and only
Sure DMX swears in his second album but not just to add emphasis. He swears in order to show the real lows of ghetto life. This album is a real look into the life of a gansta rapper.
I THINK DMD IS THE BEST RAPPER EVER,BECAUSE HE IS SO REAL ABOUT EVERYTHING.FLESH OF MY FLESH BLOOD OF MY BLOOD IS SO FAR MY FAVORITE ALBUMN HE MADE.I ALSO THINK DMX IS VERY SEXY!ONE DAY I HOPE TO MEAT HIM.HE'S NOT LIKE OTHER SINGERS.HE DOES'NT REPEAT HIS WORDS OVER AND OVER.I ALWAYS KNOW WHEN I HERE DMX HIS VOICE IS SO DIFFERENT.I LOVE HOW HE THINKS OF LIFE BECAUSE THINGS ARE REALLY LIKE THAT. I WISH DMX THE BEST IN THE FUTURE.I'LL ALWAYS BE HIS BIGGEST FAN. DMX'S#1 FAN AMANDA