Triple X!

Foul language does not an album make. Grow up, will you?

DMX happens to be the short form for Dark Man X - and this album adheres to what has become apparently become a profitable formula these days - drugs, savageness, perversion and obscenities et al, covered with prayer.

The rapper also assumes in his songs that the Lord is pleased with the messages in his music; his song "Angel" quotes Mark 8:36 and "Prayer III" calls on Jesus. On the flip side, some of his songs also glamorize smoking, marijuana and selling crack cocaine. If gangsta rap is your cup of tea, you might want to give this album a try - if not, you'd be better off saving your money for something else.

This article was first published on 08 Mar 2000.