Album Review: DMX Undisputed

Since It’s Dark and Hell is Hot dropped way back in 1996, DMX has refused to adhere to industry trends. Undisputed aligns with what DMX has been about his entire career. Over a wide selection of East Coast style compositions, DMX teamed up with producers such as Swizz Beats, Dame Grease, J.R. Rotem, and Deezle.

Not much has changed for the seasoned veteran. He sounds angry on some songs and on the verge of depression on others. Some tracks have a sense of compassion and at times he contradicts his opinion about love. Of course, his voice is still as ‘DMX’ as ever. For those of you who are familiar with his music, then you know not to expect witty punch lines and creative metaphors. As usual, he is blunt about the message he is trying to deliver.

The closest attempt at a radio song, I Don’t Dance, doesn’t seem fit with the rest of the tracks; although, I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t enjoy the trance-like beat. In the end, if you like DMX you’ll be down with Undisputed. If you never really felt his music then this Undisputed won’t change your mind.

Take a listen to Get Your Money Up, the Undisputed version of Party Up.

-M. Wasley (@itsWazley)