Grand Champ (Explicit Version) CD (2003)

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Specifications

Label Universal Records
SKU 60613743
UPC 044006336923
UPC 14 00044006336923
Format CD
Release Date 9/16/2003
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Author Dmx
Compilation Appearance Money Power Respect (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Hard Knock Life (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Belly (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Ryde Or Die (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Venni Vetti Vecci (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Eve-First Lady Of Ruff Ryders (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance G.O.A.T. (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 4-60 Minutes Of Funk (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Kiss Tha Game Goodbye (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Malpractice (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Fast and The Furious (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Diplomatic Immunity (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Red Light District (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Prince Of Darkness
Compilation Appearance Exodus(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance LAX (Bonus Tracks)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance All World:greatest Hits Vol. 2(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Hip Hop Freestyle R b Platinum Cla
Compilation Appearance Lace Up(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Lace Up
Compilation Appearance Lace Up(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance ORIGINAL ALBUM CLASSICS(Explicit Version)
Technical Info
Engineer Keith Slattery; Dragan "Chach" Cacinovic; Adam Kagan; Rich Balmer; Pam Viala; Steve Conover; Digital One; Chico Spades; Otto D'Angolo; Rich Keller; Brian Stanley
CatalogID 063369
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 09/16/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 74m : 26s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00044006336923
Musical Guests
Drag-On
Eve
Jadakiss
Monica
Patti LaBelle
Syleena Johnson
Big Stan
Cam'Ron
Chinky
Swizz Beatz
50 Cent
Styles P.
Infa-Red
Sheek
Magic
Val
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: DMX, Swizz Beatz, Chinky, Sheek, Syleena Johnson, Infa-Red, Cross And Drag-on, Eve, Jadakiss, Cam'Ron, Big Stan, Monica, Magic Val, Patti LaBelle.
Producers include: Tuneheadz, No I.D., DJ Scratch, Joaquin "Waah" Dean, Swizz Beats.
Personnel includes: DMX, Swizz Beatz, Chinky, Sheek, Syleena Johnson, Infa-Red, Cross And Drag-on, Eve, Jadakiss, Cam'Ron, Big Stan, Monica, Magic Val, Patti LaBelle.
Producers include: Tuneheadz, No I.D., DJ Scratch, Joaquin "Waah" Dean, Swizz Beats.
Personnel: Bashir Fadai (vocals); R.J. (guitar); Bam (keyboards, drums); Monica (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dragan "Chach" Cacinovic; Pam Viala; Rich Keller; Brian Stanley .
Recording information: Chanton Studios, Phoenix, AZ; Enterprise studios, Burbank, CA; Persona Music Studios, Burbank, CA; Powerhouse Studios, Yonkers, NY; Quad Studios, New York, NY; Sony Music Studios, New York, NY; Sound on Sound, New York, NY; The Hit Factory, New York, NY.
Photographers: Marc Joseph; Jonathan Mannion.
DMX loves dogs, and feels a connection to them; he's certainly never made a secret of it, infusing his raps with numerous references to man's best friend. On the intro to his fifth record, GRAND CHAMP, the East Coast rapper/actor asserts his canine preference as, not surprisingly, the pit bull ("they make good companions, but even worse enemies/it's all in how you take 'em"). It's a fitting portrait of the gruffer-than-gruff-voiced, remarkably uncompromising hardcore rapper, who leaves the listener to either embrace his stark world or get the hell out.
GRAND CHAMP reveals DMX to be as fierce as ever ("only know how to be one way, that's the thug"), spewing his usual blend of unconstrained love and vitriol. He follows the intro with one of his trademarked laying-it-on-the-line rants before launching into a series of furious condemnations. Like 2Pac and Nas, DMX has learned the value of the schizophrenic combination of the inspirational and the ultra-violent; he could be his own greatest companion and his fiercest enemy. It's this quality that makes him one of the most intriguing hip-hop superstars out there, and GRAND CHAMP continues his larger-than-life legacy.
Professional Reviews
Spin (12/03, p.128) - "...DMX is pop's most riveting one-dimensional star. And like every DMX album, this is a mini-exorcism..." - Grade: B-
Spin (12/03, p.128) - "...DMX is pop's most riveting one-dimensional star. And like every DMX album, this is a mini-exorcism..." - Grade: B-
Spin (12/03, p.128) - "...DMX is pop's most riveting one-dimensional star. And like every DMX album, this is a mini-exorcism..." - Grade: B-
Mojo (Publisher) (11/03, p.129) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...F*** Y'all is a fizzing, barking onslaught, as fine as anything he's done..."
Mojo (Publisher) (11/03, p.129) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...F*** Y'all is a fizzing, barking onslaught, as fine as anything he's done..."
Mojo (Publisher) (11/03, p.129) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...F*** Y'all is a fizzing, barking onslaught, as fine as anything he's done..."s
Artist Bio
In a music industry that often specializes in manufactured stars--neatly wrapped packages that look the right way and do and say all the right things--it is a rare event to witness the emergence of a true artist. DMX, rap's ruffest ryder, is of this rare breed of artists. He has held the hip hop world spellbound with his raw, unbridled energy, unyielding passion and lyrics of fury since his explosive arrival in 1998--the year that was unquestionably the year of the dog. After stand-out performances on tracks like LL Cool J's "4.3.2.1", the Lox's "Money, Power, Respect", and Mase's "24 Hours to Live", DMX got the world's attention with his own, bonafide street anthem "Get At Me Dog."In May of '98, he released his groundbreaking first effort It's Dark And Hell Is Hot, which also featured the intoxicating, gritty joints "Stop Being Greedy" and "Ruff Ryder's Anthem," debuted at number one and quickly went multi-platinum.That summer, after a headlining stint on the Survival of the Illest tour, DMX retreated to the studio yet again, and in December he released the classic horror-film-on-wax, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood. Flesh, which included the poignant, autobiographical song "Slippin'," and released only six months after its predecessor, also held the top spot on the charts--making DMX the first artist ever to have two number one debuts in the same year.After spending the first part of 1999 on tour with fellow Def Jam artists Jay-Z, Method Man and Redman on the most successful hip hop tour ever, the Hard Knock Life tour, DMX split for the heat of Miami to work on his And Then Was X album.
Disc 1
1 Dog Intro
2 My Life - (featuring Chinky)
3 Where The Hood At
4 Dogs Out
5 Get It On The Floor - (featuring Swizz Beatz)
6 Come Prepared
7 Shot Down - (featuring 50 Cent/Styles P)
8 Bring The Noize
9 Untouchables - (featuring Sheek/Syleena Johnson/Infa-Red/Drag-On)
10 F*** Y'All
11 Ruff Radio
12 We're Back - (featuring Eve/Jadakiss)
13 Ruff Radio 2 - (skit)
14 Rob All Night (If I'm Gonna Rob)
15 We Go Hard - (featuring Cam'Ron)
16 We 'Bout To Blow - (featuring Big Stan)
17 Rain, The
18 Gotta Go - (skit)
19 Don't Gotta Go Home - (featuring Monica)
20 A 'Yo Kato - (featuring Magic/Val)
21 Thank You - (featuring Patti LaBelle)
22 Prayer V, The
23 On Top - (bonus track, featuring Big Stan)
Quotes
Blender His most relentlessly aggressive album yet.
Launch.com His big voice and big, good-vs-evil themes now need the gold lame beats of Grand Champ to deliver one last howling high.

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