Born Earl Simmons December 18, 1970, in Mount Vernon, New York, from Yonkers, New York, U.S, popularly known as DMX “Dark Man X”, was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. Sing into Def Jam Ruff Ryders Columbia Bloodline Hypnotic Cleopatra.
He began rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998, to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copies within its first week of release. DMX released his best-selling album, “And Then There Was X”, in 1999, which included the hit single “Party Up -Up in Here”. His 2003 singles “Where the Hood At?” and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” were also commercially successful.
He was the first artist to debut an album at No. 1 five times in a row on the Billboard 200 charts. Overall, DMX has sold over 74 million records worldwide.
DMX was featured in films such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, and Last Hour. In 2006, he starred in the reality television series DMX: Soul of a Man, which was primarily aired on the BET cable television network. In 2003, he published a book of his memoirs entitled, E.A.R.L.:
Associated acts- Murder Inc. Ruff Ryders Dame Grease Swizz Beatz
December 18, 1970 – April 9, 2021
Died -April 9, 2021, aged 50 in White Plains, New York, U.S.