By Paul Russell
3/4/2003 2:41:26 AM
When DMX proclaimed “X Gonna Give It to Ya,” hip-hop’s top dog proved his bite to be as fearsome as his bark as his film “Cradle 2 the Grave” tops the box office, while the accompanying soundtrack lands at number six on the Billboard charts. With a weekend draw of $17.1 million, the martial arts inspired flick knocked “Daredevil” out of the top spot.
The soundtrack to the movie features Eminem, Obie Trice, 50 Cent & G-Unit, Drag-on, Joe Budden and artists from DMX’s fledging 'Bloodline' roster. The album is the first release for X’s imprint with Def Jam.
Dark Man X’s forthcoming album, “It’s Not A Game,” will be the next release for Bloodline and is slated to be the rappers last album. He has been quoted as saying the rap industry is too political and he would have quit last album had it not been for being inspired recently by Nas.