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Year Of The Dog... Again by DMX

DMX

Year Of The Dog... Again

Release Date: Aug 1, 2006

Genre(s): Rap

Record label: Sony

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Album Review: Year Of The Dog... Again by DMX

Satisfactory, Based on 3 Critics

RapReviews.com - 60
Based on rating 6/10

DMX :: Year of the Dog... AgainSony Urban/Columbia RecordsAuthor: Steve 'Flash' JuonTo be quite honest I wasn't mad that I spent the better part of yesterday morning and afternoon stuck in airports and on airplanes. Oh shoot, that means I can't cover the new DMX album until Wednesday. DARN. To be ….

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The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Three years since he retired from rap, Earl "Dark Man X" Simmons' return to the vocal booth coincides with the debut of his fly-on-the-wall show on US television. He is one of the most durably fascinating characters rap has thrown up, a troubled loner who spent his teens hanging out with abandoned pitbulls. His raps lay bare his constant inner conflicts, with his garrulous belligerence set to punishing, pugilistic beats.

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AllMusic - 50
Based on rating 5/10

DMX released his sixth album three weeks after the first episode of his BET reality program, DMX: Soul of a Man. If the first five albums and the string of well-publicized run-ins with the law didn't make it obvious that the man is a live wire of nerves and predictable unpredictability, the program exacerbated his larger-than-life persona while also making him seem more human. As for Year of the Dog...Again? It's more of the same old, same old: a lot of anger, torment, and put-downs over rallying and drama-filled productions from Swizz Beatz, Dame Grease, Scott Storch, and a handful of others.

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