No old timers day in rap

I read somewhere last week that DMX’s new album Year of the Dog…Again would be duking it out with the hits compilation (there were hits this summer?) Now That’s What I Call Music 22 for the number one spot on this week’s Billboard albums chart. Which I of course took to mean that DMX would almost certainly have his sixth album in a row debut at #1.

Come to find out, DMX missed number one by about 1,000 copies, possibly even less, ending up at number two on the week. Given that NOW 22 had already been on the charts for about a month prior to this, I think it’s safe to say you boy X caught a certified brick. Those are Fishcale numbers by a guy who used to go gold-plus his first week out.

Of course when I heard that, my first thought was why the fuck didn’t Sony just buy a few thousand copies of Year of the Dog…Again? Doesn’t Def Jam buy several thousand copies of everything they put out and just keep them in a warehouse somewhere, or is that just another one of those hip-hop urban legends? If DMX can afford to post $25,000 bail everytime he gets a traffic ticket, I don’t know why he didn’t just buy them himself.

Granted, spending $10,000 on rap CDs (possibly less if you can get a wholesale rate) wouldn’t have saved Year of the Dog…Again from its ultimate commercial fate. Gnarls Barkley aside, sales of most rap albums these days are dropping by more than half their second week out. As T.I. recently found out, selling over half a million copies your first week out is no guarantee that you’ll do much better than 1x platinum.

That said, you’d think that Sony would like the album to debut at number one, if only to prove that their aren’t completely inept at marketing rap music. They are, after all, competing with a label run by a dumbass rapper and a label that will sign most anyone, including a buncha people dropped from the three other major labels. And with Nas signed to a joint venture deal with Jay-Z, DMX might be Sony’s biggest rap act these days – their flagship, if you will.

Furthermore, I happen to know for a fact, because I’m going to the strip club, that Sony spent quite a bit of money advertising this shit. Check out this post at the Hip Hop and Advertising blog on the fancy banner ads Sony took out on several other, inferior hip-hop sites. And that’s not to mention whatever added publicity X is receiving from his BET reality series (I know) and his various run-ins with Johnny Law.

As such, I think you can’t help but view DMX catchig a brick with Year of the Dog…Again as the end of an era. Not unlike Busta Rhymes with the Big Bang, it could be the case that there was nothing Sony could’ve done to make people give a shit about DMX at this stage. He’s yesterday’s news.

  • Sonny Cheeba

    1st

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    *sigh*

    I wish people liked good rap. I love “Lord Give Me a Sign”, but then again, I’m a spiritual guy.

    Hey Bol, I caught a cover band at a bar Saturday nite. Their first song was “Dance, Dance” by Fall Out Boy, and their second? “Hey Jealousy” by your heroes the Gin Blossoms. I defintely got my 1993 on with that one.

    UNO!

    *countdown to the Boner Belize Transi show begins…now!*

  • Sonny Cheeba

    DMX could be relevant (“could be” meaning highly unlikely) if he got off the crack and rapped about selling it! Hey, it works for all these other snap, crack, pop (t)rappers… Go for it X, u can’t bark ur way to relevancy…

  • Sonny Cheeba

    and Idlewild sucks dick- had to throw that in the mix…

  • qwtqywey

    im sure he’ll go gold. unlike busta…

  • Tom

    Bol, rappers/labels dont care about soundscan, they care about units shipped. soundscan means nothing.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    addendum– By “liked” I meant “bought”

  • Sonny Cheeba

    and while i’m getting “my shine on”, where the fuck is lil’ wayne??? that nigga cold disappeared from the face of the (hip-hop) earth…

  • http://gangstacry.com Eddie OG

    make way for the youngsters. they more innovative anyway.

    Paul Wall
    Triggastate
    Lil Wayne
    The Pack
    etc.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Lil’ Wayne’s begging Nas & Jay to ghostwrite a Takeover/Ether to hit Gillie back with. (that might be grammatically awful, but ya’ll know what I mean.

  • I Fux

    dmx should just act that nigga is done as a rapper but I will still listen to “its dark and hell is hot”

  • Sonny Cheeba

    I think wayne is trying to get a “takeover/ether” together, but he can’t cuz everything Gillie said was factual… it’s like ur moms or pops (not to say Gillie is his “father”, style wise maybe) putting u on blast, u just gotta hold that!

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I hear ya.. I don’t care either way. I’ve never liked Weezy F Whatever the hell anyway.

  • BELIZE

    Look, DMX caught a brick cuz the album is wack. Period. Got sum cutz but its wack. TI’s King was wack compared to the Leak (again mixtape > retail CD). If a dope CD comes out people will buy, we aint stupid no more, days of buying singles and compliations is OVER.
    We got internet, fukers, so either produce a dope record, or were downloading ur shit for free, or buyin for 5 bucks next door at the barbershop.
    One
    STEP UR GAME UP!

  • Sonny Cheeba

    me neither, but these young,ingnorant, bastards who praise this lil “dirty mop” rocking nigga need to be scolded…

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Look, DMX caught a brick cuz the album is wack. Period. Got sum cutz but its wack.

    Oh, and what were DMX’s other albums?

  • BELIZE

    Does anybody notice that Bol just recycles these blogs every couple weeks?

  • Sonny Cheeba

    @ Bol, his first 3 albums were KNOCKERS! after that, that Hollywood paper had a nigga “slippin”… he fell, he couldn’t get up! Now u got this opus to Dogs & crack abuse…

  • Sonny Cheeba

    yeah, ur a recycling ass nigga Bol… i forgot ur a midwestern herb type cat…

  • BELIZE

    ITS DARK AND HELL IS HOT-5/5
    FLESH OF MY FLESH-4.5/5
    AND THEN THERE WAS X-4/5
    THE GREAT DEPRESSION-3.5/5
    THE GRAND CHAMP-3/5
    YEAR OF THE DOG…etc-3/5

    TRENDISH huh Bol?

  • BELIZE

    I really wanted to give hime 2/5 but he had some BANGERS…to bad he aint consistent no more…i blame it on IRV GOTTI..very underrated producer…he made his albums consistent (ask JA..he worked miricales on that fukker)

  • Sonny Cheeba

    hey, his first 3 SAVED Def Jam… for that alone he gets his props! the only rapper (barring eminem & ludacris) who dropped consecutive multi-platinum albums within a 3-4 yr span…

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    that track with jada and styles is raw.

  • Sonny Cheeba

    Irv Gotti is CRAZY underated… but don’t tell 50 i said that!

  • DJ N-Credible

    DMX’s music career may be over but he still has shit that needs to be displayed…for instance…I think a bio-movie would be a hit in theatres given the fact that he is an exceptional actor(i love Belly and Never Die Alone)…also he should put out a book…then pull a Jay-Z number and officially retire(taking the pressure off him to put out albums)…because we all know J did made that move because he was almost on empty and he needed time to find an alternative feul…but now he is coming out with an album…go figure…but anyways DMX music career may be over but he still has some projects that need to be produced

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Irv Gotti did “All I Need” from Meth & Mary J.. if you don’t like that record you’re just a hater beyond the realms of sanity.

    Cosign Beli-Flop’s first comment. Bring us ALBUMS, fuckers!

  • Sonny Cheeba

    Dj-ncredible sounds like he’s X’s pr person or something….

  • BELIZE

    DJ Original-Name
    1. Angel-he already did a movie homie
    2. Already did a book-good book by the way
    3. He retired last year-obviously it didnt work

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I agree with DJ Orig-N-L Name.. I’d see a DMX bio-pic.

  • DJ N-Credible

    …and why is weezy f baby on yall mines…i think your wining about him releasing a diss cuz you momos wanna here weezy annialate Gillie the Squid…i know but be relax wait till Hollywood Divorce dies down…i heard outkast wanted Gillie on the track but he was to busy making his HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM…come on dude give it a rest

  • Danja29

    Yep, X IS in fact yesterday’s news, and he’s been that since “The Great Depression”. But not for nothin’, I didn’t even expect him to do THAT good.

  • DJ N-Credible

    Angel was not a bio moron
    He never officially retired
    He can produce a series of books

  • LONZO

    DMX bricked cuz the cd IS wack. I was one of the few who bought it. And it sux! His first albums wer good but after that WHO WE BE single it all went downhill a few years ago. He’s done…..oh and that niggas on crack, have ya seen his fukin show?

  • wait

    i thought meth didn’t even like that record

  • BELIZE

    Yeah it was bio..so is his show..truthfully if he dropped a bio-movie..it would be overdoing it.
    And he did officially retired, but had a change of heart (no Game)

  • Sonny Cheeba

    who’d play X in a movie, Ja Rule??? how about “Omar” from “the wire”??? or better yet, Trick Daddys’ motion picture debut a “DMX- he loves the kids”

  • YES

    jesus X is a wash up.

    anyone remember “where the hood at?”

    where the hood where the hood where the hood at

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    And here I always thought RZA did “All I Need.”

    In fact, I thought RZA did everything on Tical.

    >Does anybody notice that Bol just recycles these blogs every couple weeks?

    It’s the news itself that’s the same.

  • Sonny Cheeba

    and lil wayne’s verse on “hollywood divorce” sucked! Andre “3stacks” Benjamin murked EVERYBODY on that record, except for snoop…

  • LONZO

    Once again its the incredible…dj n credibly tacky name………….and then there was X is a fukin classic.

  • Sonny Cheeba

    >Does anybody notice that Bol just recycles these blogs every couple weeks?

    It’s the news itself that’s the same

    ^^^that never stopped “Star” or “US weekly”, make some shit up nigga! we wanna be amused

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Sarcasm duly noted, Boll Weevil.

    I.G. did the remix–Mary wasn’t on the original (i think).

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    Not to argue about some shit from 1994, but didn’t Diddy do the remix?

    Tell me I’m not crazy.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    “Release yo’ delf” was fucking nails, man.

    “And then there was X” was one of the few good albums to come out between fall ’98 & late summer ’01.

    I’m probably the biggest Bol “Stan” (nullus) there is, and I haven’t noticed much on Earl Simmons from him…for whatever that’s worth.

  • Sonny Cheeba

    REY ur wrong… Rza did the original (single) and puffy did the remix with the knockin drums… and they ALL had Mary on’em… PS Lauren Hill was supposed to sing the hook, Lyor deaded it- bcuz Lauren wasn’t “large” then (this pre-”the score”, obviously)

  • DJ N-Credible

    SONNY CHEEBA GO SUCK YOURSELF…I CAN TELL BY YOUR COMMENTS YOU ARE LAME SHUT THE FUCK UP…AND DONT RESPOND CUZ WHEN I SEE YOUR NAME I WILL JUST SKIP OVER WHATEVRE BULLSHIT YOU HAVE TO SAY…ANYWAYS…the movie if done right could be some epic shit…im talkin about a real movie that diplays not only Xs life but the life of all young black males in america…real shit

  • Sonny Cheeba

    I’m probably the biggest Bol “Stan” (nullus) there is, and I haven’t noticed much on Earl Simmons from him…for whatever that’s worth.

    ^^^it ain’t worth much!

  • http://hiphopruckus.blogspot.com Bridge Dyson

    DMX doesn’t sell anymore because he’s been making the EXACT SAME ALBUM SINCE 1998!

    Song about dogs: check
    Song about God and praying: check
    Song about getting loud up in here/in this piece: check
    Song about killing other men: check
    Song about women that sounds really awkward, coupled with R&B singer on hook: check

    That’s X’s entire catalogue!

  • DocZeus

    RZA and Puffy did versions of All I Need. RZA did the video version and the one on the album. Puffy did the one sampling biggie.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Sonny– So there we are then.

    Bol, Sonny (again)– Fuck, dude I coulda sworn I.G. did that song. If I’m wrong I’m wrong, but when the F has Puffy ever been able to do a song that knocks like that?

  • Sonny Cheeba

    DJ- UNcredible, u should hang urself from a rotating ceiling fan! Aren’t there enough GARBAGE dj’s as is on the scene, now we have another talentless hack trying to get a name??? Go put out a “Best of Jacki-O” cd and call it a day…

  • DJ N-Credible

    Did you say something Sonny Cheeba I saw your name but didn’t read the comment

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Shit. It was Puffy. That sounds like a Moe Bee beat from Ready to Diee to be honest. Methinks Ghost Producer-ing was afoot!

  • Sonny Cheeba

    Puffy didn’t “make the beat”, he “sold the beat”- therefore making him the producer, at least in his warped mind… download the song, i thing his bootleg vocals r on the end or something “bad boy, take that…”

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  • Sonny Cheeba

    DJ N-Credible Says:

    August 14th, 2006 at 2:13 pm
    Did you say something Sonny Cheeba I saw your name but didn’t read the comment

    ^^^That’s some “i know u r, but what am i” shit… do u do this w/ur 5yr old nephew or something???

    “stick & stones may break my bones, but words’ll never hurt me” LOL
    go make a “blend tape” u herb…

  • LONZO

    And y is Bol always talkin shit bout rappers ne way??? And he praises christina aguilera music???

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Right, Right. Whoever did it, it was cool.

    Back to the lecture at hand..

    I still like X, and his stuff is always at least interesting. Dude’s made classics, and it’s really only the long t-shirted crack rap fuckers that can’t appreciate him, so whatever. People fall off, man. The shit happens.

  • BELIZE

    irv Gotti really didnt do all i need but he did help Mic Geronimo, Ja Rule, DMX and Jay-Z…3/4 Millionaries aint bad, is it?

  • BELIZE

    X needs Gotti like Mike Tyson needed that old white guy that died.

  • the dough

    I don’t really think at this point there is anything specifically that we can attribute to whether or not an album sells.

  • LONZO

    True true DMX is fukin waaaayyyyy better than those faggit long chain, finger snappin, shoulder leanin pussy hip pop mathafukers that are killin rap.

  • BELIZE

    Question..
    Is Drago-On’s Opposite of H20, now better than the last 2 albums from X? Just wondering.

  • Sonny Cheeba

    what do 50 cent & crack have in common (besides the fact he used to sell it)??? they’re like kriptonite (respectively) to Irv Gotti & X…

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Heh, I dunno.. Rocky still whooped some ass after Mick died…….

  • Sonny Cheeba

    Drag-On is black history… I don’t trust NO dude who’s catch phrase is “Flame-On”… and he always raps about hamburgers & french fries, like he wants to be a fast food chef or something…

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Drag’On mighta flopped, but he was good on the Ruff Ryders Anthem remix, and him and Juvie on “Down Bottom”? That song was fucking cool.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I thought “flame on” was kinda cool actually..

    Altho’ “Opposite of H2O” is the stupidest album title of all time..

    Heh, Jay-Z has Bleek, X had Drag.. that’s almost cute. (no homo)

  • BELIZE

    lol on the fast food chef…he did kill that ruff ryders anthem rmx
    d,r a, g, slash on, flame often..yeah…i went and bought that niggaz wack cd…c thats why i dont trust niggaz cd no more

  • BELIZE

    12 and 13 are the tighest songz on X new cd

  • Sonny Cheeba

    listen Drag was good up to the point he put a solo album out… He should have had X do ALL his hooks, and he might’ve sold some records… and really, even if someone does put out a GOOD album, by the time it comes out- u already downloaded & rocked it a month ahead… so r u REALLy gonna give $12.99 to some artist who’s NOT even receiving the cake??? if u REALLy like an artist, o to his show- he ACTUALLY see that paper! word to soundscan sonnnnnnn…

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Good point, sonny.

  • BELIZE

    tru dat…went to a chino xl concert friday…he sucks in performance by the way

  • Sonny Cheeba

    trust me, i’m in “the industry”, shit i know the niggas we’re talking about personally (no Lance bass)… fuck buying an album unless it’s Dr. Dre level perfect! it’s bad enough 50 cent got me for his movie (twice- i had to see if it was really AS BAD as i thought it was the 1st time), so from now on i’m not in the “business” of making ingnorat crack dealers/users rich… i’d rather give my hard earned/schemed money to a Dominican immigrant who can’t speak a word of English (except for “Dro” & “Haze”)… at least i know he “got that work”

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    u a faggit ass nigga bol

    a recycling ass faggit ass nigga accordin 2 these dudes

  • Sonny Cheeba

    and some niggas ain’t worth seeing live bcuz they mar ur whole vision of them… Jay-z is good live and so is X, ironically… however the anyone who doesn’t have a strong voice on cd, is surely to SUCK live (fabolous, clipse, t.i., etc)- it’s a fact jack!

  • BELIZE

    Damian Marley, Busta, Wyclef (suprisingly), Meth and Red, jigga and X are beasts live

  • Sonny Cheeba

    Busta will ALWAYS be around bcuz he’s “the energy god”, he kills ANYBODY (except for X) live… plus Red & Meth got that “bounce”…

  • Sonny Cheeba

    off the subject, listen to Teana Marie’s “portugese love”, that shit is FIRE!!! i’m on my “old school” tip, till something “new & fresh” comes out! word to gnarls barkley…

  • BELIZE

    Bout tyo go to court fukkazs….B-Leez not guilty…wish me luck..one

  • Sonny Cheeba

    good luck… worse comes to worse u’ll be in jail w/half ur block (depending on what hood u live in)- keep it tight LOL

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    man..

    yall dudes got the nerve to talk shit about weezy and 50 when u listen 2 fuckin drag on and shit?

  • LBDII

    Man shit I love X’s albums I thought this one was good but I do belive the era is over. Maybe he should of just let it go after Grand Champ god damn I cant belive I said that but shew he still has dope albums so who gives a fuck.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    X’s first album was the only one i felt

    his best joint wus “what we do” tho

  • Sonny Cheeba

    darg on was past tense… i like 50 and i think lesser of weezy (although i admit i find him entertaining, in a “is he serious” kind of way)

  • Sonny Cheeba

    the shit he had on the 2nd album w/styles & kiss was CRAZY! people fail to realize X dropped his first 2 lp’s in the same yr & they both were number 1 (1st & only person to do that)

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Good luck, Belize. Just tell ‘em she swore she was 18.

    As much as I hate C. Jack, I liked “GRODT” the movie.

    Alot of rappers do suck performing live.. I’ve only seen ‘em on TV, but damm.. Their voices are nothing like the album and it distracts.

    FREE BELIZE!

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    that 2nd x cd wus mostly wack tho

    this new cd will prolly end up goin gold cuz x got mad white trash fans who actually buy cds

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Transi– “What we do” was Freeway, homey.

    X did “What’s my name”, homey.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Fuck. Didn’t mean to say “homey” twice. NHJIC

    …unless What We Do was a mixtape or soundtrack song I don’t know about.

    …or did you mean “Who We Be”

    Fuckin’ Transient.

  • Sonny Cheeba

    “what’s my name” was “produced” by irv gotti (lil rob did the beat, but irv sold it)… 50 is actually good decent live, nas is barsura…

  • Sonny Cheeba

    where’s dj-uncredible??? getting his “audition” cassette ready for his “juice” like competition…

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Nas can barely remember the words to his songs live.. I saw him attempt “One Mic” on some storytellers-esque MTV show and he was like “Uhh, something like that”

    “What’s My Name?” is probably my favorite X solo track.. The Ruff Ryder Anthem remix would be, but the crew’s on that. “party up” was cool but I’m definitely not comfortable with “all you mens that been to jail before, suck my dick”–Yeahhhh.. *no homoooo*

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    nah rey…

    actually..it might be “they dont know”

    they dont know/what we do..

    that one

    the one whure he wus in the cell in the vid from like 2000

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    LOL.. He’s cutting up “Know the ledge” as we speak..er, type.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Transi–

    Right, right. I gotcha.

  • Meka Soul

    there’s already been a couple dmx biopics. “blow,” “throw mama from the train,” “see no evil,” “air bud.”

    >Is Drago-On’s Opposite of H20, now better than the last 2 albums from X? Just wondering.>

    hell no. i’d rather get an autographed copy of “m.a.d.e.”

    belize, don’t get locked up. if you do get locked up, don’t befriend maurice clarett.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    yeh..who we be

    dats da one

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    m.a.d.e is decent

    there sum dope just blaze production on there and dat ill joint with jay and beanie..the “bet the mack mili’ make you niggas CHILLY CHILL” chorus one

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    lol @ MekaSoul

  • e

    I only listen to X’s first c.d but this new one didn’t sell because there was no big single lik “ruff ryder anthem” or “whats my name”

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    “24 hours to live” with mase, da lox and black rob wus another classic x appearance

    plus his verse on “4321″

  • XXL

    crackhead gon wild

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    24 hours to live was a good X one.. “I know exactly where I’m going, but Ima send you there first/and with the shit that I’ll be doing, Ima send you there worse…you will remember my name/I wanted to live forever, but this wasn’t fame”

    What about “Money, Cash, Hoes”? That one might not be too popular around this ‘ticular blog given it’s blingy cash-ness, but I dug it.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    now rey girl has dumped him and he turned into an even bigger emotional faggit he gon be sellin’ his bad boy cd collection 2 make space for da fall out boy cds

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    WTF??? Yeah, liking DMX is real emo. Asshole.

    Listen Transi Milonakis, the next intelligent thing you say will also be the first. Your mom called, she says Maury’s narrowed the search down to 8 guys. Now you won’t cry on Father’s Day anymore.

  • Meka Soul

    “money, power, respect” = favorite dmx appearance.

    is it me, or did dmx come off better when he was on OTHER people’s albums than his own?

    i can only listen to about half of his songs from most of his albums until his murderous rambling and faux-prayer sessions bore [& secretly scare] me.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    His stuff was a little darker than my sensitive “fall out boy” self can handle (*ahem*), but he always brought “it” on other peoples.. His verse was kinda lame on the “Touch it” remix, but it was still, in my opinion, kinda cool… altho’ that coulda just been my relief at seeing a good rapper on MTV..

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    yea..dmx definately sumone who better in small doses

    rey..3 words :

    fall-out-boy

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    i hate how on da touch it remix they aint have the swizz trademark airraid sirens under his get-low part like dey had on eryone elses verses

    the airraid sirens wus why i liked dat shit

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Heh, I like Fall Out Boy, yes.

    Dude, seriously? Sirens? F’n sirens? You’re on some brand new drugs that nobody else is, aren’t you.

    C’mon Transi Milonakis, are you holding?

  • Meka Soul

    i have no idea what exactly he said on the “touch it” remix. all i heard was:

    x is a monster
    swizz is a beast
    RAH RAH RAH RAH
    MURDER DEATH KILL HOMICIDE
    I WAS BUNS IN “BELLY”
    NO TOOTH WHEN I PUNCH YOU
    PRAISE JESUS

    touch it/bring it back/ watch it…

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    LMAO @ MekaSoul..

    That sounds about right, actually. I was more concerned with whatever the fuck Papoose was saying.. I think he has Cleveland on his wrist, Boise on his big toe.. I’m not sure.

  • Meka Soul

    is it me, or does dmx remind you of this:

    youtube.com/watch?v=N1ftKOQaGbU

    the similarities are frightening.

  • e

    I think its cause X rushed albums out the first 3 albuns came out in like a 2 year period he should have taken more time and developed more well crafted albums because he definately had talent

  • Meka Soul

    don’t forget, he had laguna beach on his left retina…

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    uh..swizz use dem sirens on everything he produce rey u dumb faggit

    STAY OFF DA STREETS TIRED OF TALKIN’ TO YALL NIGGAS
    TIME 2 STICK A FORK IN YALL NIGGAS

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Right.. Ontario on his elbow, Calcutta on his back..

    Way off topic.. I actually tried watching Laguna Beach.. That was the stupidest shit ever. It was like “Rich Girls” + “My Super Sweet 16″ with hairier white boys. Fuckin’ terrible.

    Why was I watching it? Rey loves the white women. They’re my Ivory Kryptonite.

    WOMEN, Transi. Women. Those are the ones without penises. That should clear up all those “issues” you have.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    godamn rey a dumb ass dumped faggit

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Word, shithead? I heard a ton of sirens on Eve’s shit, and on “hotel”.. Bad examples, but examples nonetheless.

    Have a nice day, Pea Head.

  • Prince of the South

    Shame but maybe he’ll use this as a chance to bounce back and get off them drugs and into the booth. He’s talented, but he’s got issues he got to deal with.

  • Meka Soul

    i’m not a “thug,” but if i ever see andre harrell’s kid, i will rob his chubby ass. cryin’ like a bitch because kanye didn’t wanna perform at his “super sweet 16.”

    what GUY has a “super sweet 16″ party?

    what GUY has a sweet sixteen?

    i got chinese food, a $20 bill & ice cream cake for my 16th. does that count?

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    I went to Sizzler with my then-GF and went back to her house to get it on when I turned 16. That was way super-er than fuckin’ seeing Ciara’s insipid ass.

    Who was the gay little black fashion kid with the scarf? I will seriously Fall Out Boy whoop his ass.

    Anyway, I’m out like Trans Bass.

    FREE BELIZE!

  • LBDII

    Rey and Transi I love the beef yall have but lets stay on topic a good X cut was X gonna give it to you and Go to sleep with Em and Obie even though I think Em and Obie made the song. But he did good on that Great verse just wasnt as hard as eminems and Obies for some reason. A Classic X joint is Slippin. I love Ruff Ryders Anthem The Omen 1 and 2. Basically his first two cd days were hot. His third Cd was to actually.

  • pop a poppa

    ^^^^^
    BOL says:
    Doesn’t Def Jam buy several thousand copies of everything they put out and just keep them in a warehouse somewhere, or is that just another one of those hip-hop urban legends?

    the worst offender of this shit is
    definitely Eminem. i was checking out
    TRL for when his greatest hits compilation came out and he personally bought cd’s for everyone in the audience and everyone that was lining the streets. plus… i don’t know if this is true or not but i’ve heard that Interscope pays retail stores to scan albums that were made by other artists as Eminem’s. for instance if someone went to Sam Goody and bought a DMX album, the cashier would scan an album by Eminem instead of DMX’s, therefore creating more sales for Eminem.

  • http://myspace.com/spmusic Solid Projects

    ITS TIME FOR NEW YOUNG HUNGRY EXCITING RAPPERS. THE GAME GETS BORING WHEN CATS FROM THE 90′S ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE THE MARKETS ATTENTION. NO DISRESPECT TO ALL THE EMCEES WHO CAME BEFORE US HOWEVER HIP HOP IS ABOUT NEW SHIT. NEW ERA = NEW MUSIC. THE OLE SHIT FELL WITH THE TOWERS. R.I.P. 90′S RAPPERS.

  • http://www.rapforums.com Zeke Carew

    his album was wack but i never listened to the dude really my only favorite song from him was slippin

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    DMX doesn’t sell anymore because he’s been making the EXACT SAME ALBUM SINCE 1998!

    Song about dogs: check
    Song about God and praying: check
    Song about getting loud up in here/in this piece: check
    Song about killing other men: check
    Song about women that sounds really awkward, coupled with R&B singer on hook: check

    That’s X’s entire catalogue!

    ^^^^^ WORD!!!

  • sATaLyte

    I’m probably the biggest Bol “Stan”
    ^
    Rey = Exceptional Weed Carrier

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Fuck. I thought I was done. Good rap didn’t fall with the towers, asshole. It died at the hands of ignorant little fucks like you. There’s grown men talking, so please, shut the fuck up. —As for my ‘weed carrier’ status.. ehh, I’ve been called worse.

  • http://xxlmag.com omegared nyc

    well i must say that 90′s rap sounds a whole lot better than todays rap oh yeh my grill my rims and my niggas can’t forget them that’s really new and creative oh boy i can’t wait for the new afroman record ohhh. yeh right hiphop’s dead cause of the new stuff the new stuff is gray and boring no soul because all of the new rappers then sold there souls yes sir massa smile and say cheese with your gold grill nigga boy yes sir masa

  • The Originator

    Fuck BOL!!!!!!!!!!
    X is still hot.

  • Danja29

    lmao @ dj n-credible makin’ his audition tape: “you wanted all the juice-you wanted-you wanted-you wanted all-you wanted-you wanted…”

    who the HELL said irv gotti aka dj irv (hahaha) did ANY version of ‘all i need’?

  • ny

    dmx is a crackhead anyway… he can’t rap and plus, i don’t wanna buy this cd to support his crack habit.

  • King Of NY

    New york iz dead da only nigga who can go plat iz 50 and jay

  • cpthedon

    i am soooo tired of people complaining that the only people that sell records are the wack rappers from the south. the reason why is because unlike NY niggas (who got all this bread), the people that actually buy records do not spend 1000′s of dollars on bootlegs and if so, they buy the “real record”.

  • cpthedon

    the homo above was right! x has done the same album over like uh… 6 times. i love x. he is one of the very few “real” rappers in the game. however, unlike other older rappers, x’s lyricism did not progress. each album got progressively worse. however, i will still take x over any down south rapper anyday.

    • Clever

      Hey Dum ass, since you like Rappers, You like entertainers. Thats what Rappers are, M.C.’S are Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop is a way of Life, Keep da South off ya Rusty hating ass dick Riding N.Y.C Lipz, Ok? do that for us, LOL! Everybody had their time, soon the South time will up also just like Your Great N.Y.C Rappers, But when that Time is up, we don’t know, maybe 20 years, 40, LOL! Can’t stop the Reign til it Decides to Stop.

  • KRS-ONE

    G-unit and I can save rap….

  • tru mindset

    They are, after all, competing with a label run by a dumbass rapper and a label that will sign most anyone, including a buncha people dropped from the three other major labels.

    ………….LOL THAT SHIT IS FUNNY……NICE ONE BOL

  • jon jon–23

    Glad you will…That’s one sale for X–unless you buy a bootleg which is the main reason why artists can’t sell records. X is in a different category though, he just plain sucks….

  • http://xxl m.ga

    omegagay nyc is a biatchhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! fuck boi

  • Face Phoenix

    Rappers aren’t selling due to weak singles and marketing. I still can’t get a concrete date for Lupe. Many Rappers this year have had a buffet of material better suited for videos than most of they’re tragically crappy 2nd singles (Hint: Busta’s “I Love My Chick”) I Also used to see a commercial or ad for new albums a month before releases. Maybe it’s that half of the carbon copy material produced isn’t worth Sh*t. This year even R&B has been less than stellar (Cassie, Christina Milian & ETC). So Pick Your Poison: Bad Singles or Bad Marketing or Bad Artist or All of the Above.

  • LOST ONE

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  • C Knight

    yall muthafuckas sound stupid, behind the computer making faggot assed comments about the Dog,DMX is that nigga, but maybe yall muthafuckas would know that if yall were not sitting behind a computer and really were as real as yall say yall are, yall are some funny muthafuckas, how many of yall have sold one cd

  • http://MINDSTATELA HELTAH SIN SAY

    ITS THE END OF AN ERA FOR MOST RAPPERS FROM THE EARLY TO LATE 90s I MEAN SO WHAT IF HE DIDNT SELL THIS TIME AROUND, LETS SEE IF THESE CLOWN AS NIGGUS OUT RIGHT NOW SELL AS MANY ALBUMS AS THE “D” COME ON YOU BITCHES MAKE ME SICK LIKE D 4 L AND T.I AND ALL THESE OTHER NEW DUDES ARE ACTUALLY GOING PUT UP THE NUMBER THREW OUT THERE WHOLE TIME IN THE RAP GAME LIKE THE DOGG, I PUT MY LIFE ON IT THEY WILL NOT EVEN BE CLOSE NOT EVEN NEAR THE SUCCESS OF DARK MAN, WHATS UP WITH THE BULL SHIT? NOW WERE JUDGING A LEGENED ON HIS ONE TIME THAT HE FALLS SHORT AND QUICK TO COUNT HIM OUT, TOO MUCH SOUTH DICK SUCKING RIGHT ABOUT NOW, YOU ASK WHATS THE SOUTH GOT TO DO WITH IT? WELL BEING ALOT OF THE MUSIC EDITORS ARE FROM THE SOUTH MAYBE WE SHOULD ASK THEM!.

  • http://HIPHOPBLOGSPOT.COM DJ K-NYCE
  • gutta

    i hate dumb people,c-knight for instance,why would someone pay for that garbage called an album from dmx? the reason why people dont buy albums anymore is because people are too smart to buy an album because of a persons name…we would rather spend some money on something entertaining. nobody wants to listen to a coke addicted,has-been with diminished skills. im a big dmx fan but im not payin for what i know is gonna be straight garbage. And what does anyone being behind a computer have to do with knowing if DMX is real??? u stupid muthafucka. its a wrap for X,face it?

  • jon jon–23

    True dat. And if the fans (us) don’t buy the artists album or come to their shows they out-o-here like Ja Rule—wit’ a Jerry Curl.

  • Victor Trammell

    This industry and it’s fickle practices are growing shadier by the second. Bottom line is you have to have a good promotional campaign leading up to an album. You really have to make people give a shit about some music for it to sell. Jail stints and stupid publicity stunts don’t do jack shit. They attract fly by night fans that won’t help help your album that much. Sony could’ve done a better job with X-man by putting out the record at the same time as a new movie or something.

  • jon jon–23

    You make some decent points, but in the end this rap game is controlled (performers and consumers) by youngsters. When you start to get old your appeal is instantly destroyed. Don’t nobody want to see their daddy saggin’, talkin’ about bonin’ hoes, and dancin’.

  • jon jon–23

    Much less rappin’.

  • I AM KING

    Man i love Bol’s blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!