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DMXIt's Dark And Hell Is Hot

Label:Ruff Ryders – 314 558 227-2, B.A.R. Management – 314 558 227-2, Def Jam Recordings – 314 558 227-2
Format:
CD, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Hardcore Hip-Hop

Tracklist

1Intro
Mixed ByKevin Crouse
ProducerIrv Gotti, Lil' Rob
Recorded ByPatrick Viala*
4:10
2Ruff Ryders' Anthem
Mixed ByRich Keller
ProducerSwizz*
Recorded ByJustice Johnson
Written-ByEarl Simmons, Kaseem Dean
3:34
3Fuckin' Wit' D
Mixed ByRich Keller
ProducerPK*
Producer [Additional Production]Dame Grease
Recorded ByJustice Johnson
2:18
4The Storm (Skit)
Producer [Additional Production]Waah
Producer [Additional Production], Written-ByMad Man*
Producer, Recorded ByDame Grease, PK*
Recorded By, Mixed ByRich Keller
1:01
5Look Thru My Eyes
Co-producerDame Grease
Mixed ByPrince Charles*
ProducerPK*
Recorded By, Mixed By [Additional Mixing]Rich Keller
3:50
6Get At Me Dog
FeaturingSheek*
ProducerDame Grease
Producer [Additional Production]PK*
Recorded By, Mixed ByD. Anthony Johnson*
4:03
7Let Me Fly
Mixed ByRich Keller
ProducerDame Grease
Producer [Additional Production]Young Lord
Recorded ByJustice Johnson
4:13
8X-Is Coming
Mixed ByKen "Duro" Ifill
ProducerPK*
Recorded ByJustice Johnson
Vocals [Additional]Jamie (3), Randy (3), Warren (2)
4:19
9Damien
Mixed ByRich Keller
ProducerDame Grease
Recorded ByJustice Johnson
3:42
10How's It Goin' Down
Keyboards [Keyboard]Cliff Branch
Mixed ByRich Keller
ProducerPK*
Vocals [Background]Lovey Ford, Schamika Grant
4:43
11Mickey (Skit)
ProducerPK*, Waah
Producer, Written-ByRajah Winn
Recorded By, Mixed ByRich Keller
0:25
12Crime Story
Mixed ByKevin Crouse
ProducerIrv Gotti, Lil' Rob
Recorded ByPatrick Viala*
3:48
13Stop Being Greedy
Mixed ByKen "Duro" Ifill
ProducerPK*
Producer [Additional Production]Dame Grease
Recorded ByD'Anthony Johnson
3:37
14ATF
Mixed ByKen "Duro" Ifill
ProducerDame Grease
Recorded ByJustice Johnson
1:56
15For My Dogs4:11
16I Can Feel It
Mixed ByRich Keller
ProducerDame Grease
Recorded ByJustice Johnson
Vocals [Additional]Nardo
4:13
17Prayer (Skit)
ProducerDame Grease
Recorded By, Mixed ByRich Keller
Written-ByEarl Simmons
2:32
18The Convo3:34
19Niggaz Done Started Something
FeaturingMase, The Lox
Producer, Recorded By, Mixed ByDame Grease
5:10
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Notes

Release day CD.

Track 1: Contains a sample from "Beyond Forever" (James Mtume) Mtume Music and Music Corp Of America (BMI), performed by James Mtume. Used courtesy of Universal Special Markets.
Track 3: Contains a sample from "Shifting Gears" (Larry Mizell, Alphonso Mizell) Alruby Music, Inc. (ASCAP), performed by Johnny "Hammond" Smith. Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
Track 6: Contains a sample from "Everything Good To You" (Sam Taylor). Frankly Music (BMI) Administered by Music & Media International, as performed by BT Express. Courtesy of Roadshow Music Corp. / Sheek of The Lox appears courtesy of Bad Boy Records.
Track 7: Contains a sample from "Lo Dudo" (Manuel Alejandro, Ana Magdalena) BMG Songs (ASCAP), performed by José José. Courtesy of BMG US Latin Music.
Track 8: Mixed by Ken "DURO" Ifill for No Question Entertainment, Inc.
Track 12: Contains a sample from "Easin' In" (F. Perron) Jobete Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP), performed by Edwin Starr, courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P., under exclusive license from PolyMedia, a Division of PolyGram Group Distribution, Inc.
Track 13: Mixed by Ken "DURO" Ifill for No Question Entertainment, Inc. / Contains a sample from "My Hero Is A Gun" (M. Masser) Jobete Music Co., Inc. (BMI), as performed by The Temptations, courtesy of Gordy Co.
Track 14: Mixed by Ken "DURO" Ifill for No Question Entertainment, Inc.
Track 15: Kasino appears courtesy of Jive Records.
Track 16: Contains a sample from "In The Air (Tonight)" (Phil Collins) WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) Performed by Phil Collins. Courtesy of Warner Brothers Records. By arrangement with Warner Special Products, Inc.
Track 18: Contains a sample from "Nights On Broadway" (Barry Alan Gibb, Maurice Ernest Gibb, Robin Hugh Gibb) Careers BMG Music Publishing (BMI), performed by The Bee Gees. Courtesy of Polydor Ltd. and an interpolation of "Somebody's Knockin'" (E. Penny, J. Gillespie) courtesy of Chiplin Music Co. (ASCAP)/Tri-Chappell Music, Inc. (SESAC). / The Lox and Mase appear courtesy of Bad Boy Records.

Executive Producers & A&R Direction: Dee and Waah for Ruff Ryders Entertainment, Inc. and Irv Gotti for Top Dawg Productions, Inc.
Management: Ray Copeland for B.A.R. Management
Stylist: Darrin Dean for Ruff Ryders Entertainment, Inc.
Project Coordinator: Chivon Dean for Ruff Ryders Entertainment, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 314558227-2 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 731455822724
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Outer Ring): 314 558 227-2 [email protected]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Inner Ring): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L006
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0363
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Outer Ring): 314 558 227-2 02 BU
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Inner Ring): MADE IN USA BY PMDC
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0363
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L006

Other Versions (5 of 40)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
It's Dark And Hell Is Hot (2×LP, Advance, Album, Promo, Clean)Def Jam RecordingsDef 224-1US1998
It's Dark And Hell Is Hot (CD, Album)Def Jam Recordings314 558 227-2Canada1998
It's Dark And Hell Is Hot (CD, Album)Def Jam Recordings, Ruff RydersP2-58227Canada1998
New Submission
It's Dark And Hell Is Hot / Survival Of The Illest (CD, Album, CD, Sampler)Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings314 558 537-2, 314 558 538-2US1998
New Submission
It's Dark And Hell Is Hot (2×LP, Album)Def Jam Recordings Group Inc., Ruff Ryders314 558 227-1US1998

Reviews

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jamead119
This album changed my life, and changed rap music as a whole. People were saying it was the best album of all time when it was released which was taking it a bit too far but it was incredible and an instant classic.