Prime Music

Buy New

Includes FREE MP3
of this album.
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Like New See details
$0.01 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by AbundaTrade!.

More Buying Choices
cdgiveaways Add to Cart
$9.00  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Great Depression [Explicit Lyrics]

4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)

Price: $9.16 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
 : Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
   Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, Sept. 19? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Sometimes (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX 1:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. School Street (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX 3:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Who We Be (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX 4:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Trina Moe (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX 4:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. We Right Here (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX 4:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Bloodline Anthem (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Shorty Was Da Bomb (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX 5:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Damien III (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. When I'm Nothing (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Stephanie Mills 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. I Miss You (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Faith Evans] [Explicit]DMX 4:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Number 11 (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Pull Up (Skit) (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX0:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. I'ma Bang (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX 5:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Pull Out (Skit) (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX0:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. You Could Be Blind (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX 4:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. The Prayer IV (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]DMX 1:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. A Minute For Your Son (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Loose] [Explicit]DMX16:54$0.99  Buy MP3 

Amazon's DMX Store


Image of album by DMX


Image of DMX


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

Visit Amazon's DMX Store
for 52 albums, 5 photos, discussions, and more.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Frequently Bought Together

Great Depression + And Then There Was X + Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
Price for all three: $29.77

Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 23, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Def Jam
  • ASIN: B00005O6IR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,596 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Despite the overwrought production and excessive use of trite catch phrases that typifies the output of today's corporate rap elite, Dark Man's innate raw power can't be masked. Had he fallen off, The Great Depression would be considered an amazing comeback, but since X's reputation is intact and it's hip-hop as a genre that's floundering, the album serves as an antidote to the flood of insipid hip-hop/R&B combinations and "Oochie Wally"-isms that clog the airwaves. Standout tracks include the riot-inducing "Who We Be" and the dead-on "Shorty Was Da Bomb." Even the lesser tunes are dope. On first listen, Depression's most accessible song, "We Right Here," comes off as mindless radio fodder, but its blunt chorus quickly grows on you. The album's centerpiece, "I Miss You," is a genuinely personal composition built around a universal theme. Here, DMX's lyrics and delivery invite the same favorable comparisons to Tupac Shakur that he received earlier in his career. --Rebecca Levine

Product Description

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars THIS ONE GREW ON ME January 23, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I brought DMX's "The Great Depression" back when it was first released.But with the exceptions of the ruffneck anthem "School Street" and the amped-up singles "Who We Be" and "We Right Here",
I didn't really play this album much.It wasn't that I disliked
the X man's lastest effort but I don't know...I guess,it didn't move me much.
Fast forward,three months later,"The Great Depression" gets more and more love with each listen.
I'm really feeling the sincere "I Miss You"(featuring Faith Evans),a tribute to DMX's late grandmother,Mary Ellis Holloway now that I saw the video.I really like the fact that super-macho X gets sentimental and lets his true feelings flow.That's rare in the tough guy creditibility-obessed world of hip hop and I respect X for doing that.
But,let's get things straight,all of "Great Depession" isn't a weepy affair.
The cautionary sex tale "Shorty's Was The Bomb" and rocked out
"Bloodline Anthem" are among the strongest cuts here as well as
Stephanie Mills-featured '70s-inspired "When I'm Nothing" and
the scary-sounding horror movie-like narrative "Damien III".
And you can't have a DMX album without his "Prayer" installment.
And "Depression" has one a deep,thoughtful one just like the
previous three did.
Now I can't front,back when X was emerging as a star with his first two 1998 albums("It's Dark And Hell Is Hot" and "Flesh Of My Flesh,Blood Of My Blood"),I wasn't exactly a DMX fan.
I thought of him,as a hollering 2Pac clone but one day in 1999
after seeing him do a MTV interview,my opinion shifted.The same guy that I believed to be a low-intellect Pac was actually a enigmatic,intellegent,thoughtful man who trying to pick up the pieces of his life.Deep stuff.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DMX demonstrates that even in 2001 it's still dark..... November 9, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I first heard DMX rap on a track with Mic Geronimo and Black Rob. It was a remix for Mic Geronimo's song called "Nothin' Move But The Money". Then out of nowhere I started hearing him on various tracks: Mase's "24 Hours To Live" with the LOX, The LOX's "Money, Power & Respect", and on LL Cool J's "4,3,2,1". Once I heard DMX's "Get At Me Dog", I knew that he had unlimited potential. His solo debut CD, "It's Dark And Hell Is Hot" was released and the CD got a resurgence once the 3rd single, the Swizz Beats produced, "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" was released. That song alone put DMX on the map for good. "It's Dark..." became a classic and I enjoyed the way that the CD flowed well together with my favorite songs being "Get At Me Dog", "How's It Going Down", "Crime Story", "Let Me Fly" and "Ruff Ryders' Anthem". Then to top this off, 6 months later DMX dropped his 2nd CD, "Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood". The 1st single was "Slippin" and that song was a good choice for the 1st single and was definitely one of my favorites from this CD. While the CD had its bright spots you could tell that the CD was rushed and the tracks were more commercial in some senses than his debut was. However, the CD should still be in your collection because of songs like "Ain't No Way", "We Don't Give A ____" w/Styles from The LOX, "No Love For Me" w/Drag-On and one of the best posse cuts of all time with the LOX, Jay Z and DMX called "Blackout". This will probably be the first and the last time that you will ever see this collaboration and the track is still hot in the year 2001. His 3rd CD, "... Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Man X is the Dark Prince of Hip Hop February 21, 2002
Format:Audio CD
DMX has been my favorite rapper for a long time. I like all of his albums. The only album that isn't that great is Flesh of my Flesh Blood of my Blood, that one is only ok. But Its Dark And Hell Is Hot, And Then There Was X.., and The Great Depression all kick... And Then There Was X was like all of his albums, gangsta, but not as gangsta as the first two and this one. the Great Depression bring back DMXs dark grimey gangst hip hop skills from his first album and parts of his second one. This album has no real bad songs. My favorites are School Street, Trina Moe, We Right Here, Bloodline Anthem and Damien III. I'm really glad he carried on the damien seris, because that is somthing I misssed on his last album, I think Damien 3 is the best song in the Damien seris(Damien, The Omen, Damien 3). Well all I can say is that this album is... awsome and you shouldn't be sitting reading this, you should be buying it.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Darkman harder than ever November 7, 2001
Highly addictive but not from the first time! Being a hardcore fan of good hiphop it's all that can be expected by Earl Simmons aka DMX, it all started on how he got himself of the streets and into stardom and now with two major films under his belt it seems there is no stopping the DarkMan. This album will not bring back memories of his masterpieces from the previous album, this one is all about his richies, dissing of other rappers who can't mc and all the ladies he has (...) in recent times... i bet you're thinking - we've heard it all before...- you haven't not like this.! DMX's manipulation of words adds his signature to all of the tracks, just try listening to track 3 "who we be" and resist going "ey yoooo" everytime he says it. The dangers of having sex without a condom in track 7 "shorty was the bomb" and even the mellow song reminiscing about his love for his grandma in track 10 "i miss you" featuring the ever so lovely Faith Evans.
Though it's a hard album which is what we always expect, maybe DMX could do without his new prodigees "Bloodline" , he overshadows all of them, they can't hold it down, infact everytime he shouts bloodline i just cover my ears. Where's Drag-on or Eve or any of the Ruff Ryders family? I highly doubt that "bloodline" can step in Darkman's shoes.
A good listen and definetly a good buy. Is it time for a Greatest Hits album and a movie career for Dmx? It just might be!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This is why I listen to DMX
Published 6 days ago by arthurfranklin
4.0 out of 5 stars DMX's Great Depression
DMX's fourth studio album continued to burn the fire that his previous three albums lit. In my opinion, Great Depression was a minor step back, but was still a great album. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Doc
5.0 out of 5 stars DMX still at his height
This cd is awesome. Trina Moe is one of my favorite songs by DMX. Pick this one up if you're a fan.
Published 8 months ago by Dustin Byrd
5.0 out of 5 stars great
Awesome, loved it, it was great, I hate writing these. It's just great, why do I need a minimum of a certain amount of words?
Published 18 months ago by Michael Warren
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 19 months ago by Shiela Woodruff
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best
one of the best he has ever put out this cd will shock you just how real the sound and words make u feel
Published 23 months ago by rbrown
4.0 out of 5 stars DMX, The Great...
3.5 stars

This cd isn't bad & is very down to earth, to some the beats would be the biggest flaw this album has but that being put aside he delivers for his real fans. Read more
Published on November 29, 2009 by gamefkdup
4.0 out of 5 stars (Rating: 8 out of 10): DMX...Showed That He Has Some Strength Left...
2001 DMX has been deep in the rap game. His fourth album "The Great Depression" proves why he was revelent back in that time. Read more
Published on September 12, 2006 by Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars ok ok he fell off
but don't get it twisted the whole CD is hot.

It has a had a hot single, and good sales parhaps his last good sales since Grand Champ only made it to plat and Year of... Read more
Published on August 10, 2006 by Young G
5.0 out of 5 stars DMX--best rapper of all time!
I challenge anyone to put up any other Hip Hop legend's first four CDs next to DMX's and they will lose. Read more
Published on July 10, 2006 by Shayne Lee
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for Similar Items by Category