Celebrating DMX’s 20th Anniversary “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” Today – Throwback Thursday

Written By: Christopher Eldridge

In honor of Hip Hop legend DMX debut album “Its Dark and Hell Is Hot” 20th year anniversary this weeks Tbt song is “How’s It Goin’ Down” featuring Grammy award winning singer Faith Evans. As Faith graced
the chorus with melodic melody, DMX initiated his verse elaborating about reuniting with a young lady he once knew which lead to him starting an affair with her.

The music video was directed by Hype Williams which gave a great depiction of the song & essentially reflected visually and lyrically to another including even the young ladys boyfriend attacking a random guy because he thought he was DMX. DMX’s final two bars were “But we gon always be best friends, Mad love Boo till the end” coming to the conclusion that continuing the affair was wrong & a misplacement of energy thus advising the young woman to go repair her relationship with her boyfriend.

This album was released May 12, 1998 and by December 18, 2000 it went Quadruple Platinum! DMX’s contribution to hip hop will be forever legendary and appreciated for years to come.

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