X Gon' Give It to Ya

2003 single by DMX

"X Gon' Give It to Ya" is a song by American rapper DMX. It is the only single off the soundtrack of the 2003 movie Cradle 2 the Grave. It also appeared on the international version of his fifth studio album Grand Champ. The song was released on December 10, 2002.

"X Gon' Give It to Ya"
Song by DMX
from the album Cradle 2 the Grave and Grand Champ (International)
ReleasedDecember 10, 2002
GenreGangsta rap, hardcore hip hop
LabelRuff Ryders, Def Jam
Songwriter(s)Earl Simmons, Shatek King, Kasseem Dean

When it came out, the song was able to make it to #13 on the Hot Rap Songs, #23 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.[1][2][3] It was also certified 2× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[4]

In the song, DMX raps how even though he is now rich and successful, he remembers the place he came from and tells people not to cross him.

A music video for the song was released. In the video, DMX speeds in a car while racing someone in a city. He raps while in the car and scenes from the movie Cradle 2 the Grave play on the car. DMX also raps while walking down the street with a group of men behind him

The song has appeared in many movies including Deadpool where it appeared on the movie's soundtrack and gained even more popularity.[5]


  1. "DMX - Hot Rap Songs Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  2. "DMX - Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  3. "DMX - Hot 100 Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  4. "DMX – X Gon' Give It to Ya". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  5. "DMX's 'X Gon' Give It to Ya' gave life to 'Deadpool' and the X-Men when they needed it most". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 2, 2023.

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