Many of the people connected to the LP gave insight about the 3-time platinum project, including DMX.
“[Island Def Jam Music Group co-president] Lyor [Cohen] said if I could do another album in 30 days, I’d get a million-dollar bonus. That was the whole drive,” said X.
The Yonkers native added, “I wanted to get that bonus. So I wasn’t playing with that whole studio sh-t. I wanted to get it out. The first album had 19 songs, so I already felt like I was cheating a little bit by giving them less songs than on the first one.”
Both It’s Dark and Flesh Of My Flesh landed at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
DMX became the second rapper to release two chart-topping albums in the same year, following 2Pac (aka Makaveli) dropping All Eyez On Me and The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory in 1996.