Song of the Day: Ain’t No Way by DMX

OK, I really don’t feature very much hip-hop at all on my blog so you better make to most of this one! I loved this back in the day, it’s total gangsta rap from the late 90’s! I don’t know but DMX, I think isn’t remembered as well as some other rappers of the 90’s? This track is from his 1998 album entitled Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood and as you can see, it’s the one were he’s covered from head to toe in blood! Do you remember it now or not? It was pretty big at the time, you know? That album title doubles as a Bible quote before you say it’s just glamorising violence!

Anyway I did read somewhere about making that album cover and it was 60 gallons of real blood, I think it was pig’s blood or some poor farm animal’s blood. The photograph or album cover artist/designer didn’t think DMX would do it at all! But got it all really to go anyway because he had a whole bath tub full of blood waiting from the rapper and didn’t tell him his idea before he showed up at the studio. Off course, it’s prefect to go with the album title and DMX didn’t loved the idea at first but as you can see, did it in the end and it’s totally iconic now! Album was released by Def Jam label so hopefully it’s pretty easy to find a copy? Here’s it’s Wikipedia page link, here are Ain’t No Way lyrics:

Ain’t no way you’re gonna stop my flow
Ain’t no way y’all niggas just don’t know
Where niggas is about to go oh no oh no
Ain’t no way you’re gonna stop my shine
Ain’t no way you niggas gonna stop mine
Y’all niggas must be out yo mind, I don’t know why
Now, what the fuck is you niggas pressing me for?
I saw more ass than a ho and you stressing the raw
If I was testing your jaw, maybe then you would respect me
But you can’t respect me ’cause you don’t even know me
Nigga check me (come on)
I’m that motherfucker that’ll put you to sleep, while you sleeping
Then die from a hundred feet, you just knew you was creeping
But, bad decisions lead to last decisions
Fast collision, now yo ass is missing (what)
Take it over there now you bring it back to the streets
Have you forgotten what it means when a dog shows his teeth?
Let me break it down for you, he’s about to attack you
Still standing here fagot? You must want me to smack you
You ain’t been there or done that, fuck is y’all niggas telling me
I’m the only nigga, walking the streets with four felonies
But peep this, I see shit is hard, niggas is struggling
So leave rap alone for a little while, go back to hustling
Ain’t no way you’re gonna stop my flow
Ain’t no way y’all niggas just don’t know
Where niggas is about to go oh no oh no
Ain’t no way you’re gonna stop my shine
Ain’t no way you niggas gonna stop mine
Y’all niggas must be out yo mind, I don’t know why
Give it to niggas just how they give it to, me
Hit ’em in a rhyme because I’m a MC
Been a lot of places most niggas won’t, see
That’s why I’m at a level that y’all niggas won’t, be
Let your man hold something now he want, more
You ain’t no fucking killer what was the front, for
It was a time when the world was at your front, door
Now they change places niggas want, raw
Niggas laughed at me and was mad at me
‘Cause the way life was going had to be a, tragedy
But after me, it’s over, I’ma take the whole verse
I tried to keep it real that’s why I let y’all niggas go first
But you looked a gift horse right in the mouth
Didn’t appreciate what you got when you got it
So if I see it, I’ma dot it, better to hide it
You gotta car? Better drive it, the fuck up outta here
And hope and pray I don’t pull up alongside it
Come on
Ain’t no way you’re gonna stop my flow
Ain’t no way y’all niggas just don’t know
Where niggas is about to go oh no oh no
Ain’t no way you’re gonna stop my shine
Ain’t no way you niggas gonna stop mine
Y’all niggas must be out yo mind, I don’t know why
Niggas don’t know so I gotta flip
It seem they’ve forgotten how dark it could get
Barks like a pit scratch when I hit
We both know you pussy but you stay talking shit
What I’ma have to do dog, run up in yo mess
Catch you while you comfortable put one up in yo chest
One up in yo vest, of course they the hollows
You goin’ away today, you just lost tomorrow
I’ma go platinum (nah) you gots to be kidding why!
Make it double platinum, no bullshitting
And I’ma stay flipping flows, ripping shows
Stripping ho’s, getting dough let me go
And nigas know, who the best is
The dog, DMX is the rest is or might as well be helpless
I’m reckless ’cause when I wreck shit
I might snatch a niggas necklace
Then go from like midnight to breakfast
Come on
Ain’t no way you’re gonna stop my flow
Ain’t no way y’all niggas just don’t know
Where niggas is about to go oh no oh no
Ain’t no way you’re gonna stop my shine
Ain’t no way you niggas gonna stop mine
Y’all niggas must be out yo mind, I don’t know why
Ain’t no way you’re gonna stop my flow
Ain’t no way y’all niggas just don’t know
Where niggas is about to go oh no oh no
Ain’t no way you’re gonna stop my shine
Ain’t no way you niggas gonna stop mine
Y’all niggas must be out yo mind, I don’t know why
Y’all niggas just don’t know
You niggas is about to go oh no oh no
Way you’re gonna stop my shine
Y’all niggas won’t everstop mine
You must be out your mothafuckin’ mind
I love it, I love it

Also whole album of Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood can be streamed on YouTube:

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DMX covered in blood which is that album cover outtake!

Cheers! 🙂

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