DMX – No Sunshine (Audio, Lyrics, Video)

DMX - No Sunshine (prod. Dame Grease)

Listen, Stream, Buy, mp3 Download, read lyrics and watch the video to”No Sunshine” by DMX. The song was produced by Dame Grease.

Dmx No Sunshine
Dmx No Sunshine

Anybody who holds DMX’s classic “No Sunshine” close to their heart likely remembers the film Exit Wounds. For those that don’t, it was essentially a crime slash martial arts thriller starring Steven Segal and X as unlikely allies, with the latter having a chance to unveil a surprisingly brutal combat efficacy. While the flick wasn’t exactly a critical darling, it resonated much harder with hip-hop fans, particularly those loyal to DMX’s then-mighty movement.

Speaking personally, having watched Exit Wounds far younger than I probably should have, it’s impossible not to associate the film with the epic teaser that used to play on TV — a teaser that prominently featured a brand new DMX single called “No Sunshine.” A darker take on the Bill Withers classic, X’s variant remains one of the rapper’s slept-on classics. Throughout the lengthy track, X alternates between a chanted delivery and a more dexterous one, weaving a haunting cautionary tale ripe with violent imagery — and let’s be honest, who does that better than DMX?

This track is for everyone who remembers watching Exit Wounds, especially those who heard “No Sunshine” in the trailer and proceeded to seek out the song by any means necessary. Bonus points if you actually own the soundtrack.

DMX – No Sunshine (prod. Dame Grease)

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Lyrics

It’s dark, and hell is hot

[Hook]
Ain’t no sunshine when it’s on
Only darkness every day
Ain’t no sunshine when it’s on, cause when it’s on
Ya niggas know to be gone, everytime, cause we don’t play

[DMX]
“Who turned out the lights?” is what niggas be sayin
Now you don’t wanna fight, but y’all niggas be playin
Thinkin it’s alright, keep playin with that role
And you gonna know the night, when you layin in that hole
Dirt gettin tossed in yo’ grave, now it’s all over
Preacher said “You was brave,” but now it’s all over
You just one of the many, plenty, I done gave it to
(*boom*) Ain’t no savin you
No matter how many tears your moms’ cried
Ain’t gon bring yo’ ass back, plus in hell you gon’ fry
Why? But now the only two relative questions
Is “Do we bury him or burn? Any suggestions?”
Either way, you up out of here for good
Now when niggas mention your name they knockin on wood
Did I, get my, point across?
Another body on the shottie another joint I toss

[Hook]
Ain’t no sunshine when it’s on
Only darkness every day
Ain’t no sunshine when it’s on, cause when it’s on
Ya niggas know to be gone, everytime, cause we don’t play
Everytime, cause we don’t play..
Everytime, cause we don’t play..

[DMX]
It ain’t no sunshine when the Dark Man comes out
And I want mine, so I plan to keep my gun out
We got four 9’s, so niggas run in and run out
But I bust mine, cause I’d like to hear some shouts
Get at me dog, niggas know how its goin dizzy
When it comes to that flow, I gets busy
Who is he? Dark Man, of the unknown
(GRRR, ARF!) One dog, one bone
Now who ain’t goin home? Looks like you
You hear strike one, talkin shit, strike two
Won’t be a strike three, cause I don’t play fair
I’mma look you in your eye while he hit you from the rear
Be like – yeah, holdin you up cuz you fallin (WHAT?)
The Lord ain’t comin, ’til niggas stop callin
You was ballin, a minute ago, in it for dough
’til it was, “Yo, I swear to God, I didn’t know”

[Hook]
Ain’t no sunshine when it’s on
Only darkness every day
Ain’t no sunshine when it’s on, cause when it’s on
Ya niggas know to be gone, everytime, cause we don’t play
Everytime, cause we don’t play..
Everytime, cause we don’t play..

[DMX]
And I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
Whatchu think you gon’ get, fuck around with my dough
Just so it ain’t no mistakes, this is my show
One (one) two (two) three, here I go!
Your shit is quick, and your shit is slick, but this shit is thick
Ain’t you hear this shit? Damn right, I can finish shit
If you caught that verse without a rewind you can see mine
But you be blind, I’ll do it 360 and come up from behind
Tap you on your shoulder, have you turnin around
Hit you with somethin that’ll have you burnin the ground
Be like, “Damn, ain’t nuttin left of money, but a pile of ash”
Life is good, so please enjoy it while it lasts
Cause you know ain’t got much longer to go
The quicker you go depends on the stronger the flow
And niggas know, I don’t give a FUCK, right or wrong
There ain’t no sunshine when it’s on

[Hook]
Ain’t no sunshine when it’s on
Only darkness every day
Ain’t no sunshine when it’s on, cause when it’s on
Ya niggas know to be gone, everytime, cause we don’t play
Everytime, cause we don’t play..
Everytime, cause we don’t play..

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