Grand Champ

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  • Summary: The hardcore rapper returns with his fifth studio album, hoping to duplicate the #1 success of each of his four previous LPs.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. His big voice and big, good-vs-evil themes now need the gold lame beats of Grand Champ to deliver one last howling high.
  2. A forceful march through familiar territory.
  3. 70
    As fine as anything he's done, but overall Grand Champ makes too many R&B concessions to be a fitting epitaph to his record-breaking career. [Nov 2003, p.129]
  4. Not quite the big comeback DMX needed at this point in his quietly sagging rap career, Grand Champ regardless has its share of highlights.
  5. Grand Champ would make a great single. As it stands, it's about a full hour more of DMX hollering gruffly than anybody really needs.
  6. The X-Man's grating lyrical redundancy throughout this disc reeks of laziness, and his self-derivative hooks and beats hints at complacency and stunted growth. [3 Oct 2003, p.73]
  7. It's a selfish record, a me-first record, a record that exists purely to make DMX feel like a tough guy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 54
  2. Negative: 3 out of 54
  1. JuanE
    Sep 25, 2003
    10
    I pitty these so called reviewers, because they know nothing about rap and yet they have the nerve to rate great cds like DMX's Grand I pitty these so called reviewers, because they know nothing about rap and yet they have the nerve to rate great cds like DMX's Grand Champ and give them crap ratings. Do not pay attention to professional reviewers. All they do is look at the cover and back of a cd, listen to a couple of tracks then post their reviews. It really makes me sick that because of their stupid, uneducated reviews, many people are missing out on great music. On a positve note, DMX debuted number one on billboard's top 100. C'mon, as if you didn't see it coming. Take that you stupid critics. Expand
  2. scottr
    Sep 19, 2003
    10
    Great CD, Not as good as X's First one lyrically, but is one of his best CDs!!!! I enjoy it. It gets you hyped up and his lyrics are Great CD, Not as good as X's First one lyrically, but is one of his best CDs!!!! I enjoy it. It gets you hyped up and his lyrics are deep. Hot. Dont be fooled about what these "other" reviews have said(Playlouder, E Online) They dont know SH*T !!!!!!! ONE Expand
  3. Stainlesssteel
    Jan 24, 2005
    10
    Dis may not be DMX's best album but it still deserves a 10.If he desides to come out of retirement I would like to see him mix it up a Dis may not be DMX's best album but it still deserves a 10.If he desides to come out of retirement I would like to see him mix it up a bit more on his next album. Expand
  4. heyyo
    Oct 5, 2003
    10
    cd is the shit
  5. leighd
    Nov 6, 2003
    10
    its hot with exelant beats and nice bace so dmx dont make it your last
  6. MCTAZ
    Feb 2, 2004
    10
    Sorry to say this to all you doubters but you need to get a life coz this album is phat! i mean the lyrics are just genius and shot down with Sorry to say this to all you doubters but you need to get a life coz this album is phat! i mean the lyrics are just genius and shot down with 50 cent is amazing. all you doubters just get on the floor or your a** gotta go Expand
  7. NickM
    Sep 19, 2003
    0
    Garbage

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