DMX, It's Dark And Hell Is Hot (1998)
Label: Ruff Ryders, Def Jam
Gunplay: "He was coming raw with it from the gutter. We needed that at that time. We needed that raw gutterness with hip-hop, and he brought it to us. [Favorite track was] 'Stop Being Greedy.' [I first heard him] through the mixtape circuit. He had that one verse with everybody on that."