Label: Ruff Ryders/Sony Urban/Columbia Records
Worst Song: "Walk These Dogs"


By the time X released his sixth solo album, his bark was much worse than his bite. He tried to deliver the same brand of aggressive lyrics on Year of the Dog as he had on his previous efforts but it was clear that he wasn't the same artist when he first came into the game. Maybe it was the BET reality TV show he was starring in at the time or the label change from Def Jam to Sony or simply fatigue, but for the first time in his career, X sounded more like a caricature of himself than the real thing. You can't teach an old dog new tricks—and this proved it.