DMX - Slippin' Lyrics

Ha ha ha ha ha ha uhh
See to live is to suffer but to survive
Well that's to find meaning in the suffering

Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

I been through mad different phases like mazes
To find my way and now I know that happy days are not far away
If I'm strong enough I'll live long enough to see my kids
Doing something more constructive with their time
Than bids I know because I been there
Now I'm in there sit back and look
At what it took for me to get there
First came the bullshit the drama with my mama
She got on the fly shit until I split
And said that I'm gonna be that seed
That doesn't need much to succeed
Strapped with mad greed and a heart that doesn't bleed
I'm ready for the world or at least I thought I was
Baggin' niggas when I caught a buzz
For thinking about how short I was
Going too fast it wouldn't last but yo I couldn't tell
Group homes and institutions, prepared my ass for jail
They put me in a situation forcin' me to be a man
When I was just learnin' to stand without a helpin' hand
Damn, was it my fault, somethin' I did
To make a father leave his first kid at 7 doin' my first bid?
Back on the scene at 14 with a scheme
To get more cream than I'd ever seen in a dream
And by all means I will be living high off the hog
And I never gave a fuck about much but my dog
That's my only motherfucker I had offered my last
Just another little nigga headed nowhere fast

Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

That ain't the half shit gets worse as I get older
Actions become bolder heart got colder
Chip on my shoulder that I dared a nigga to touch
Didn't need a clique cause I scared a nigga that much
One deep went to for kicks
Catchin' vicks throwin' bricks gettin by bein' slick
Used to get high just to get by used to have to puff my L
In the morning before I get fly
I ate something a couple of forties made me hate something
I did some coke now I'm ready to take something
3 years later showing signs of stress
Didn't keep my hair cut or give a fuck how I dressed
I'm possessed by the darker side livin' the cruddy life
Shit like this kept a nigga with a bloody knife
Wanna make records but I'm fucking it up
I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up

Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

Wasn't long before I hit rock bottom
Niggas talking shit like damn look how that rock got him
Open like a window no more endo look at a video
Sayin' to myself that could've been yo ass on the TV
Believe me it could be done something's got to give
It's got to change cause I've got a son
I've got to do the right thing for shorty
And that means no more getting high drinking forties
So I get back lookin' type slick again
Fake niggas jump back on my dick again
Nothin' but love for those that know how it feel
And much respect to all my niggas that kept it real
Kept a nigga strong kept a nigga from doing wrong
Niggas know who they is and this is yo fuckin' song
And to my boo who stuck with a nigga through
All the bullshit you'll get yours because it's due

Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I can't get up
Ay yo I'm slippin' I'm fallin' I gots to get up
Get me back on my feet so I can tear shit up

Can't get up...I gots to get up
This is from the heart baby, don't get it twisted
X, baby

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DMX Slippin' Comments
  1. Hanzo Hasashi

    I loved💜💜💜💜

  2. gian carlo

    Took some hits this year lost my business I broke many times but didn't give up. Had to start over but 2020 Gods willing is my year and this is my anthem

  3. Bouba Ly

    Remember listening to this song. DMX is one of the most gifted rapper alive ever! I stand by it 🙌🏾

  4. gbunch42

    One of the greatest to po pick up that mic.

  5. The Buddha Vlogs

    2020 still banging this classic 🎵🎶🎵🎶

  6. Erin Soriano

    Still lovvin' DMX in KC

  7. Bobby Marshall

    still to this day....

  8. K Harr

    December 29,2019 still here before the new year


    X baaaaaby 2020

  10. Fetty boy Ig: bigfacefetty

  11. Dan H

    My man with the Nietzsche quote.

  12. Shana Thomas

    Pac /biggie 1st
    Eazy e/ice cube 2nd
    Eminem 3rd
    Fat joe6th
    Dmx 7th
    50cent 8th

  13. James Polk

    great song. DMX's music has always made me think. i majored in religion in college. i finally came up with a way to help kids in a universal sense. i made a blueprint of a project on that anybody can just do in titheir hometown for the kids. it's a simple community service project helping kids on juvenile probation to finish their court ordered hours.

  14. hip2thabone

    So relevant the battle from within!

  15. Lorenzo Mason

    Going into 2020 still on my playlists when I'm down

  16. Cathy Briggs

    Love this song. Dmx has great talent.

  17. jimmy anggoro

    In the zone

  18. Francis Castillo Peña

    Nice. Very nice song.

  19. Robert Greene Jr

    There can only be one the best rapper and the realist the hardest to ever live

  20. Thatboikemo !


  21. Young Gun

    I listen around holidays this song deep for me cause I'm in a wheelchair but niggas get shot everyday B! YG baby..

  22. Rollin Dempster

    I'm from Jamaica and back in the days I haven't got too much exposed to hip hop but when a cousin introduced me to this dude musuc circa 1999-2000, I got kinda hooked. Then he came here to perform at a major stage show in 2000.
    Its last night via a documentary I've learnt that despite so many hit songs and multi-platinums....he haven't scored a number one song in America on the top ten 10 charts.
    My question is.....How the f'ck that happened?

  23. Saundra Brown

    A righteous man falls 7 times but the Most High delivers him out of them all. Proverbs 24:16-18. Read your history book brothers and sisters. Let those that have ears to him hear, Mathew 11:15. Shalom Royal Family. 🙏🏼💖💯

  24. Danny Griner

    One of the best rappers of all f/n time ....putting out albums faster than anyone back in these days

  25. stl Missouri

    Whos listeaning in 2020 this song is deep ecspecially when your going through something

  26. Donna Dana Anaya

    To my nephew Richard who lost his life to depression and the system. RIP 22 young forever 🙏🌹♥️

  27. Janabrandi Alibrandi

    This song reminds me of my Papa Joe Grieco who was raised in a basement apartment w his father and eight siblings. His mother died from cancer when they were young. They worked and owned many different businesses to get by and pay for his brothers law school education. He owned taxis, restaurants, worked the docks...his brother died from ammonia right after he past the bar and became a lawyer. My Papa got married and had three children, one being my mother. They spent time living in the projects. He hustled and got an apartment in a better neighborhood for his kids after that. Later on when he was well off, he returned to the neighborhood he was from...the neighborhood that made him strong....East Boston...and bought and owned a three family home.

  28. keep1

    This song is a masterpiece. I think underrated in the arena of rap classics.

  29. Luis Favela

    Going into 2020 with this mentality

  30. Raj Singh

    This hurts deep

  31. Sarah Smith

    Still listen n never will stop listening from early 2000 to 2019 and until 20??!!!!!!!!... Has described my life since first heard this BANGER/RYTHEM n still does... This SONG/RAP/TRACK how ever you describe this track is a BIG EYE OPENER/WAKE UP CALL for me n many MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE OUT THERE

  32. IamHeandHeisI Norsemen

    Damn,,, as many times as I listened to this, the beginning never hit my ears and mind until this time. I just thought of this saying as I asked the father to take me back home, 45, and though I grew spiritually throughout my life, I get exhausted of this pu$$y arse life. "To live is to suffer, to survive is to learn the lifes lessons the Almighty places before us through the struggle, to bring light to those coming up behind us, to hopefully one god damn day, rid our world of these arrogant pu$$y punk mofo greedy fggts who oppress the shite out of us everyday with their bullshite man written fggt Colorable laws." Learn your rights my brothas and sisters so you to can fight these pu$$ies and use their are fggt legalese bullshite against them. (Congress) for a de facto Government called the UNITED STATES. We are not their employees and do not have to follow their policies. We are living, they represent death. Much love to my brothas and sisters. Let's banned together and roll on these punk mofos.✊😤🤛🙏.

  33. Ernette Lightfoot

    This my life right now

    Denis Mussa

    Keep on, you can

  34. Vamp Angel Vlog

    I'm with you brotha.... Mad respect DMX.
    Dec 19, 2019

  35. Kendrix F.

    How does this have dislikes? 😫 One of the deepest songs ever. Real lyricist and storyteller! 💪🏾


    I fell off from my diet and gained 20 pounds......

  37. yhbtsurely

    This is autobiographical.

  38. Hendrix Sakala

    Happy Birthday DMX

  39. Bryan Palmer

    The most real shit to drop in decades.

  40. IRT Unionport

    I always wanted to know if that’s Aaliyah that does the background

  41. Roadrunner

    Its just some music I'll listen to till the day I die. 🙏

  42. chrono484

    Love this track but I just wish there was an uncut version

  43. black Silveronxy majestic llcol

    Happy I was in hospital

  44. black Silveronxy majestic llcol

    Miss you buddy

  45. black Silveronxy majestic llcol

    No one listen to me

  46. black Silveronxy majestic llcol

    Had the star day one

  47. black Silveronxy majestic llcol

    :( 😭

  48. Awonke Shumpa Shumpa

    Still does it for me even in 2019

  49. Da Original

    Who better jay z or Dmx ?

    Kyel Fletcher

    Please, gay-z 's name doesn't even deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as X...X finished him with his jaw wired shut, says it all...

  50. MANNSOUTH 100

    One of the realest songs ever!😤

  51. Nedge Nelson

    I needed this today thankz X

  52. Nitty Andrade

    DMX can’t do no wrong in our eyes ... One of the most beloved artist of our time ..Everything is from the heart ...

  53. Janabrandi Alibrandi

    You may know one chapter in SOMEONES book...and even then...they left out some excerpts. Only the author knows their whole series. Love you DMX!

  54. Janabrandi Alibrandi

    One love! DMX!

  55. antoaneta marinova

    Hay,Man, YOU are PERFECT!!!!!!!!

  56. Ron Hawk

    Listened to this in my new Tesla now it’s a 96 Caprice w the bubble

  57. Keith Ruffin


  58. Clinton Swart

    When you downer then down ….

  59. raymond cade

    I feel this song he spit with passion

  60. Limouges Khamoflage Isom

    I’m sure it is the same producer who produce lotta songs for Romeo must die

  61. JayFalconsfan404

    Who listening to this in 2020


    Still banging this in 2019 / 2020

  63. Josh Foley

    Dmx gives 2 pac a smile in heaven

  64. new Account

    To all brothers and sisters. Keep your head up you gotta get up. Peace, Love and Unity

  65. anthony Taylor

    Yo its 2019 and this song still helping getting me through hard times. Much Love for this track X didn't know what I was really listen to when I was a wild little nigga now I'm grown and its clear!!!

  66. Melissa Palladino

    This song has saved my life so many different times. Whenever I feel I'm losing it again I'll put this song on and after a couple million times I'm good to go again. Ge says so many things that are real. So talented I wish him all the best !!!!!!

  67. Auntie Mama's Kitchen

    That's real word .




  69. Erik Britz

    December 2019 such vicious year for my heart and my life, Lord i need you now

  70. Cesar Garcia

    phat i got say

  71. Sapphire Jones

    One of the realest songs I've ever heard.. I luv DMX💗

  72. Common Sense. 320A.D

    Real bits of the past and today not the Hollywood sodomy activities.

  73. last Friday

    Who in here on the stretch before the year is over

  74. Buck Ray

    Realest song ever. Dmx king

  75. Sandra Young

    This video gives me chills , so real

  76. OtecEboshit

    Ерел,прошу тебя,делай и пиши песни

  77. Da Prophet

    This song made me cry song so hard. I can relate to some of this shit frfr

  78. Abdallah Oathman

    2019 Dec!!

  79. Rachelle and Dahlia

    hi ok 💃💃💃👍😙❤

  80. Debbie Brown

    X you saved my life thank you

  81. Sidonio Vrieslaar

    gotta start doing things right for shorty No more getting high....DMX like the way you rap about life and how one must survive and not about fame and fortune

  82. Dejan Ogando

    Thanks D for getting me thru so much painful times with your heartfelt music 👊🏿

  83. Synester Gates

    Man this video fucking heartbreaking . Especially seeing how X ended up in contraversy , prison and constant rehab visits . The media dragged him down bad . I feel so bad for the guy . Wish the best for one of the best mcs ever

  84. Yirmayahu Yehudah Ben Yasharal

    #jacobstrouble Ezekiel 37

  85. Brayan Segura

    Only 45 millions wtf ?

  86. Chunta Laree Mims

    Thank you.

  87. ShortFat Dude

    DMX was one of the realest. We need more of this these days and not this stuntin, flexin, boastful bullshit. I need some shit I can feel.

  88. Kaleem Akbar

    Big tune

  89. Tramayn Lucas

    Pumping this into 2020

  90. Fat Boy

    I miss theses days....

  91. catwomanvl05

    This song brings tears to my eyes and makes me thing how certain things in my childhood screwed me up for a while.

  92. Son of Knowledge Leader of Kingdoms!

    Feel it everytime I here it.

  93. eli corona

    Who still listening 2020

  94. Lilly Bell

    tears in my eyes listening to this.... 2019

    Johnny Rosier

    be strong bb you will get up ok glad you love D,

  95. fresno california

    i remember falling when my mom passed away while i sat in a prison cell hard road but i kept my promise to change my life and i did yet still unappreciated un loved this my road my life Destiny

  96. ryan

    Thank you dmx :)

  97. BROOKLYN143

    This is my life story!!🤦🏻‍♂️ 🔥