Album: ...And Then There Was X
Producer: Swizz Beatz
Label: Ruff Ryders/Def Jam

The title "Party Up" is almost an afterthought, and you wonder if someone slapped it on the song after DMX left the studio. DMX, after all, is not much of a party animal, and given how much of his music focuses on his own intense emotions and internal struggles, one is tempted to take the refrain "Y'all gon' make me lose my mind" literally. Either way, though, "Party Up" was a banger, an occasion to lose your cool and act the fool, and it still conjures memories of friends blasting it in the high school parking lot the week And Then There Was X dropped, before the song was even a single.