This Depression is Something to Shout About
By Aaron M., Grade 12, Fredericton High, Fredericton, NB
The Great Depression
Def Jam Recording (2000)
"The Great Depression" shows severe aggression. I feel this is one of the best CD's DMX has ever come out with. Its filled with great tunes like "School Street", "Bloodline Anthem", "A Minute for Your Son" and more!
DMX is one of the best rap artists today. This is his fourth album and his first to become really successful. He has been in the music business since 1998. "The Great Depression" is a studio album, so it is very clear and there is no distortion.
Picking the best song or the best piece of one song is very difficult. You must listen to it yourself. But truth be told, he is also religious. The Lord gets more time than ever. Along with DMX's latest prayer, there's a full-fledged song, "A Minute for Your Son," in which female voices coo as DMX admits, "I don't wanna run the streets like I used to," and he promises to become a preacher.
And it isn't just the lyrics. The whole album has a great beat, and DMX uses the beat to complement his lyrics. DMX also maintains his hard-rock edge in "I'ma Bang," "Who We Be" and "Bloodline Anthem," where he uses powerful guitar riffs with the distortion box in his throat. Others like "Trina Moe" and the 1970s style soul revival of "When I'm Nuthin'," are definite tunes to play loud and proud.
DMX is one of the best rappers in the world. He has his own style of rap and it is unique. He delivers wonderful stories in his own way. He has a lot of experience and there's no one who can top him in the rap world. I would like to give this CD a 10 out of 10 - two thumbs up! It is loud and jam-packed with good lyrics. Every song is different, but every song is excellent in its own way. If you are into rap, I would recommend this CD to you. If you are into loud, aggressive adrenal pumping-music, then The Great Depression is YOUR CD!
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