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Grand Champ [Explicit Lyrics]

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Menacing, muscular and magnetic, DMX has been hard-core rap's unrivaled top dog. After the deaths of icons 2Pac and Biggie, when rap was threatening to go soft--DMX's uncompromising intensity and street cred kept hard core hard. With the expected 2010 release of two new albums, The Best Of DMX (Island Def Jam/UMe), released January 26, 2010, collects 19 of his best tracks from 1998 ... Read more in Amazon's DMX Store

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  • Audio CD (September 16, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Def Jam
  • ASIN: B0000C421G
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,553 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dog Intro
2. My Life
3. Where The Hood At
4. Dogs Out
5. Get It On The Floor
6. Come Prepared (Skit)
7. Shot Down
8. Bring The Noize
9. Untouchable
10. F*** Y'all
11. Ruff Radio (Skit)
12. We're Back
13. Ruff Radio 2 (Skit)
14. Rob All Night (If I'm Gonna Rob)
15. We Go Hard
16. We 'Bout To Blow
17. The Rain
18. Gotta Go (Skit)
19. Don't Gotta Go Home
20. A'Yo Kato
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Grand Champ?? More like Grand Chump January 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD
There is a lot of controversy when it comes to naming albums. Talib Kweli's title of his album "Quality" brought in a lot of buzz. It is true you can't say quality without the "kweli," but it did bring about confusion. Calling "R&G: Rhythm & Gangsta" a "Masterpiece" brings about that same discussion as well. Nothing is different than DMX's newly titled album, "Grand Champ." If you're a dog lover, after a dog's fifth victory it is dubbed a "grand champ" which kind of makes sense for X since this is his fifth album of new solo material. But if you want to call "The Great Depression" a victory is all up to you seeing that X has lost a lot of pain in his bite if you know what I mean.

"Grand Champ" is supposed to be DMX's last album, since he is upset with the record labels taking all of the credit for his production. It makes sense, artists do work hard. But for a last album, will it be as hard and grimey as "It's Dark and Hell Is Hot," or will it be a major disaster like "The Great Depression?" Well, DMX has always been known to be a tough guy. He has won over women with his "hard" image and the men with his gruff delivery. However, X tries too hard to keep up his image on a lot of tracks. One prime example is the first single, "Where The Hood At," produced by newcomers the Tuneheadz. He has a whole verse where he talks about homosexuals and goes out of his way to bash them. Def Jam even took the liberty to edit out one of the bars: "Empty out (reload) and throw more (slugs)." Seems to me that Def Jam didn't take to kindly to DMX dissing homosexuals. This will be a current trend throughout the album when DMX ever feels the need to diss someone who is different from him just to keep his street rep.

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1. Dog Intro - This is just an intro.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Ain't Gotta Go Home X... September 28, 2003
Format:Audio CD
DMX returns with is quite possibly his last album. DMX is known for his raw emotion and unparalleled delivery and energy. After two lackluster albums `And Then There Was X' and `Great Depression', X gets back to what he does best; rapping about his life and releasing his anger on tracks. `Where The Hood At' is another in the long list of X's street anthems. X's growl is more forceful on this album and the production is moving, rather than being laid back and sad sounding ( although the album Great Depression reflected his life at the time). The 50 Cent & Styles P collabo is straight up gangsta. X easily drops the hottest verse, refusing to be outshined on his own track. The Dark Man sounds rejuvenated on tracks like Bring The Noize, Rob All Night, and We're Back which features Eve & Jadakiss. Everybody drops hotness on this song especially Eve; she can rap. X is also known for his excellent rap/R&B collaborations ( he has a classic one on every album ) and he doesn't disappoint on this album. Untouchable with Syleena Johnson and some Ruff Ryder members is REALLY tight. But the real gem of this album is the collaboration with Monica `Don't Gotta Go Home'. Man this song is a straight up classic ( it also appeared on Monica's album After The Storm ), it's right up there with `Slippin', How's It Goin Down and Coming From. He injects the soul into his album on Thank You which features the incredible Patti Labelle, and the heartfelt track Ayo Kato is also worthy of mention.
This album doesn't have too many flaws in it except for the pointless skits, the Swizz Beats track, and having CamRon on the album. DMX drops his best album since Flesh Of My Flesh (almost five years ago), so this album was long overdue...X goes out with a bark, and we can all hear it loud & clear. 4.5 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Undisputed September 25, 2003
Format:Audio CD
The Grand Champ keeps X undefeated in my book. His best offering since "It's Dark And Hell Is Hot", and all of his albums have been great. The cd is oozing with energy and makes your soul growl and bark over the sweet beats. The cd isn't in any hurry though. It's hard to pick standout tracks off of this album. Of course "Where The Hood At" is a great song that energizes you and has you looking for someone to smart eye you so you can throw down. I bounce around like a fool in my truck when the song is playing. "Dogs Out" is one of the more up-beat tracks laced with lyrics from previous albums and capped with a catchy hook. "Get It On The Floor" is one of my favorite songs. Obviously Swizz Beats without ever looking at the cd cover. I'm not necessarily a 50 fan, but if X gives him love and puts him on his album then perhaps I should ease up. Besides Obie finally got his album so what is there left to complain about? But I digress, "Shot Down" is awesome. "Bring The Noize", 2 words Hell Yeah!! I smell..... Anyway I could do this to the whole album but I think you get the idea. This album is a must!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars X STILL HAS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! September 16, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album is good. I didn't even have to buy or burn the album to listen to the tracks. I listened to it on X still has his roughneck in his blood. Like all his albums, this one is serious. I will give the tracks and my rating for them.
1. Dog Intro- 3/5
2. My Life- 3/5
3. Where Da Hood At- 5/5
4. Dog's Out- 4/5
5. Get It On The Floor (ft. Swiss Beats)- 4/5
6. Come Prepared- 3/5
7. Shot Down (ft. 50 Cent & G-Unit)- 5/5
8. Bring The Noise- 3/5
9. Untouchable- 4/5
10. F*** Y'all - 4/5
11. Ruff Radio (skit)- 1/5
12. We're Back (ft. Eve & Jadakiss)- 5/5
13. Rob All Night(If Im Gonna Rob)- 4/5
14. We Go Hard - 4/5
15. We Bout To Blow- 3/5
16. The Rain- 2/5
17. Gotta Go (skit)- 1/5
18. Don't Gotta go home- 4/5
19. Ayo Kato- 4/5
20. Thank You- 3/5
21. Prayer V- 1/5
Anyone who likes any of X's albums from the past will like this one. The champ is back and taking the game to the next level once again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Published 6 days ago by Miguel Reyes
5.0 out of 5 stars DMX the Grand Champ
DMX's fifth studio album persevered through little promotion, and drama between him and at that time Def Jam owner/president Jay-Z. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Doc
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like rap then you will love this album
This music gets you singing and dancing. I listen to this alot in my car and I enjoy it. I bought this cd to replace my old one because it got scratched up...
Published 10 months ago by CARRIE
4.0 out of 5 stars DMX
My brother from another mother... Love him now just need then there was X got blood of my blood some tracks I could of passed on but still give it a 4
Published 11 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars DMX is the grand champ
Cheesy review title? yes. But it's also true. There is only a handful of great rappers, and DMX is in the top three for me after Busta Rhymes and Eminem. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Dustin Byrd
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
The producted was packaged well, was exactly what I wanted, received what I order and it was in great shaped when received....
Published 17 months ago by Shiela Woodruff
5.0 out of 5 stars the dog dmx
this man is so real its just scary sometimes speaks what he is feeling the greatest rapper all time no doubt in my mine
Published 21 months ago by rbrown
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done, X, continue on...
DMX brings the heart, the passion and the soul to his music and this offering is one of his best...push it hard, flow with it and bring the noize.
Published on June 27, 2012 by JON WATSON
4.0 out of 5 stars Grand Champ
2003 Grand Champ is good. I like DMX ever since 1998 when Flesh of My Flesh came out. My Favorite song on the album is Dogs Out, the beat and the hook is ill. Read more
Published on November 23, 2009 by G. H. D. lll
1.0 out of 5 stars Def Jam & DMX Promote Animal Abuse
This album cover and the crap on this CD helps promote dogfighting and animal abuse. Def Jam needs to be held accountable for marketing this abusive trash. Read more
Published on August 25, 2007 by Michael C. Stephens
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