Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood is the second studio album by American rapper DMX. The album was released on December 22, 1998, a little more than seven months after his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot. It entered the charts at #1 (and stayed there for 3 consecutive weeks) with over 670,000 units shipped in the first week. The album eventually went 3x Platinum in the US. He is the second rapper to have two albums released in the same calendar year debut at number one on US Billboard 200, the first being 2Pac with All Eyez on Me (February 1996) and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (November 1996). The latter album was released posthumously under the alias Makaveli, thus making DMX the first rapper to release two number one albums by the same name in under a year.

Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood

Studio album by DMX

ReleasedDecember 22, 1998

Recorded 1998

Genre Horrorcore Length 73:02



DMX chronology

It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot

Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood

Live at Woodstock

Singles from Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood

  1. Slippin’
    Released: November 27, 1998
  2. “No Love 4 Me”
    Released: 1999

Professional ratings

Review scores


AllMusic ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Daily Vault B

Entertainment Weekly B+

Robert Christgau 💣

Rolling Stone[5] ⭐⭐⭐

The Source (favorable)[6]

Track listing

Credits adapted from the album’s liner notes.

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

1.”My Niggas” (Intro)

2.”Bring Your Whole Crew” (featuring P. Killer Trackz)

  • Simmons
  • Anthony Fields
  • P. Killer Trackz 3:40

3.”Pac Man” (Skit)  0:56

4.”Ain’t No Way”

  • Simmons
  • Dean
  • Swizz Beatz 4:49

5.”We Don’t Give a Fuck” (featuring Jadakiss & Styles P)

6.”Keep Your Shit the Hardest”

  • Simmons
  • Dean
  • Swizz Beatz 4:48

7.”Coming From” (featuring Mary J. Blige)

  • Simmons
  • Fields
  • P. Killer Trackz 5:13

8.”It’s All Good”

9.”The Omen (Damien II)” (featuring Marilyn Manson)


DJ Shok 5:05

11.”No Love 4 Me” (featuring Drag-On & Swizz Beatz)

12.”Dogs for Life”

13.”Blackout” (featuring The Lox & Jay-Z)

14.”Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood”

  • Simmons
  • Dean
  • Swizz Beatz 4:32


  • Simmons
  • Dean
  • Swizz Beatz 4:07

16.”Ready to Meet Him”

  • Simmons
  • Dean
  • Swizz Beatz 7:24

Sample credits

  • “It’s All Good” contains a sample of “Heartbeat”, written and performed by Taana Gardner.
  • “The Omen” contains an interpolation of “Damien”, written by Earl Simmons and Damon Blackman.
  • “Slippin'” contains a sample of “Moonstreams”, written and performed by Grover Washington Jr..

Chart positions

Weekly charts

Chart (1998–99)Peak position

Canadian Albums (Billboard) 42

German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 61

UK Albums (OCC) 119

US Billboard 200 1

US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 1

Chart (1999) Position

Year-end charts

US Billboard 200 21

US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 2



Certified units/sales

United States (RIAA) 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

Canada (Music Canada) Gold 50,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. a b Diehl, Matt (January 15, 1999). “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood”. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  2. ^ M.F. DiBella (December 15, 1998). “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood – DMX | Songs, Reviews, Credits”. AllMusic. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  3. ^ “The Daily Vault Music Reviews :”. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  4. ^ “CG: dmx”. Robert Christgau. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  5. a b “Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood : DMX : Review”Rolling Stone. January 12, 1999. Archived from the original on October 24, 2007. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  6. ^ “Dmx – Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood CD Album”. December 22, 1998. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  7. ^ “Now! 22 Ends DMX’s Billboard Winning Streak”. MTV. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  8. ^ “Gold & Platinum Searchable Database – December 19, 2015”. RIAA. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  9. ^ “2Pac Was The First Rapper To Have 2 Albums Debut At No. 1 In The Same Year”. Stop The Breaks. May 11, 2014. Retrieved December 26,2015.
  10. a b Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood(booklet). Ruff RydersDef Jam. 1998.
  11. ^ “DMX Chart History (Canadian Albums)”Billboard.
  12. ^ “ – DMX – Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts.
  13. ^ “Official Albums Chart Top 100”Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ “DMX Chart History (Billboard 200)”Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  15. ^ “DMX Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)”Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  16. ^ “Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1999”Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  17. ^ “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1999”Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
  18. ^ “American album certifications – DMX – FLESH OF MY FLESH, BLOOD OF MY BLOOD”Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 20, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  19. ^ “Canadian album certifications – DMX – FLESH OF MY FLESH, BLOOD OF MY BLOOD”Music Canada.


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