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It's Dark and Hell is Hot: 20 Year Anniversary | 10th Year Seniors
It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since Earl "DMX" Simmons dropped his debut album titled "It's Dark and Hell is Hot". The fact that it's been 20 years makes me feel old. Here are just a few facts about me with relation to DMX's classic debut album. I was a young lad in St. Augustine's College when this album dropped. While my brother's copy of Biggie's double-disc Life After Death was the first rap album I consumed in its entirety, DMX's "It's Dark and Hell is Hot" and Jay-Z's "Hard Knock Life" were the first two albums I purchased with my own (given to me by my mom) money. I bought those two albums in Miami in October of 1998 while traveling for mid term break. My brother and I drove around Miami in a blue convertible Mustang with those two discs in HEAVY ROTATION. I don't have to explain to you why that last point is funny, but here's the best I can to do to put the potential problems of this activity in perspective: Thankfully we didn't get knocked out during that