On this day in 1998, Ruff Ryders/Def Jam artist DMXdropped his highly anticipated debut solo albumIt's Dark & Hell Is Hot. This album was Certified 4x Platinum. It peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hoe 200 Albums chart & topped the R&B Albums chart. This would be the first of 5 consecutive albums to reach those peaks. This album includes singles such as Get At Me Dog, Stop Being Greedy. Other singles were Ruff Ryder's Anthem & How It's Goin' Down.