The Great Depression is the fourth solo studio album released by American rapper DMX. Released October 23, 2001, it was DMX’s fourth consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. 439,000 copies were sold within the first week of the album’s release, and it was certified Platinum in December of that year. The album demonstrated his continually strong allegiance with the Ruff Ryders with singles such as “Who We Be” and “We Right Here“. Despite eventually selling nearly three million copies worldwide, The Great Depression lacked the staying power of his previous releases.