What are the lyrics to DMX’s X Gon’ Give It To Ya and when was it released?

RAP icon and New York native DMX tragically passed away at the age of 50, after a reported drug overdose triggered a fatal heart attack.

The legendary Harlem rapper's gruff lyrical sound reflected his gritty past.

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What are the lyrics to DMX’s X Gon’ Give It To Ya?

Arf arf
Yeah, yeah, yeah (Grrrr)
Uh, yeah don't get it twisted
This rap s***, is mine
m***********, it's not, a f******, game
f*** what you heard
It's what you hearing
It's what you hearing (Listen)
It's what you hearing (Listen)
It's what you hearing (Listen)

[Verse 1]
X gon' give it to ya
f*** wait for you to get it on your own
X gon' deliver to ya
Knock knock, open up the door, it's real
Wit the non-stop, pop pop and stainless steel
Go hard getting busy wit it
But I got such a good heart
I'll make a m*********** wonder if he did it
d*** right and I'll do it again
'Cause I am right so I gots to win
Break bread wit the enemy
But no matter how many cats I break bread wit
I'll break who you sending me
You m************ never wanted nothing
But your life said, b**** that's for the light day
I'm getting down, down
Like a n**** said freeze
But won't be the one ending up on his knees b**** Please
If the only thing you cats did is come out to play
Stay out my way, m***********

[Chorus – DMX]
First we gonna rock, then we gonna roll
Then we let it pop, go let it go
X gon' give it to ya
He gon' give it to ya
X gon' give it to ya
He gon' give it to ya
[Repeat once]

[Verse 2]
Ain't never gave nothing to me
But every time I turn around
Cats got they hands out wanting something from me
I ain't got it so you can't get it
Let's leave it at that 'cause I ain't wit it
Hit it wit full strength
I'm a jail n****
So I face the world like it's Earl in the bullpen
You against me, me against you
Whatever, whenever
n****, f*** you gon' do?
I'm a wolf in sheep clothing
Only n**** that you know who can chill
Come back and get the streets open
I've been doing this for nineteen years
n***** wanna fight me? Fight these tears
I put in work and it's all for the kids
But these cats done forgot what work is (UH-HUH!)
They don't know who we be
Looking! But they don't know who they see, n****
[Chorus – DMX]
First we gonna rock, then we gonna roll
Then we let it pop, go let it go
X gon' give it to ya
He gon' give it to ya
X gon' give it to ya
He gon' give it to ya
[Repeat once]

[Verse 3]
Aiiyo where my n***** at?!
I know I got them down in the game
Give em love and they give it back
Talk too much for too long (What?!)
Don't give up you're too strong (What?!)
A dog to bow bow hug it (Yeah!)
Shout-out to n***** that done it
And it ain't even about the dough
It's about getting down for what you stand for yo (for real)

[Chorus – DMX]
First we gonna rock, then we gonna roll
Then we let it pop, go let it go
X gon' give it to ya
He gon' give it to ya
X gon' give it to ya
He gon' give it to ya

When was it released?

DMX's hit single X Gon' Give It To Ya released in 2003, and was the lead single to the film Cradle 2 The Grave, which starred the rapper and actor Jet Li.

The soundtrack was very successful, peaking at number six on the Billboard 200, number three on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number one on the Top Soundtracks.

The soundtrack was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and sold over 500,000 copies.

X Gon' Give It To Ya is certified platinum in the US and United Kingdom.

When did the movie Cradle 2 The Grave release?

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