Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX, was an American rapper and actor. 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.

Full Name
Earl Simmons
Dec 18, 1970
Apr 9, 2021
5′ 11″
Net Worth


Earl Simmons, better known as DMX or Dark Man X, was born on December 18, 1970 in Mount Vernon, New York. He is an American rapper, record producer, actor and author. His parents were both African-American and his mother was a nurse. He attended school until the eighth grade and began to rap at a young age.

DMX first rose to fame in 1998 with the release of his debut studio album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot. The album spawned two Billboard Hot 100 top five singles “Get At Me Dog” and “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”. This was followed by his second album Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Chart in 1998. His third studio album And Then There Was X won him the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2000.

DMX released his fourth studio album Grand Champ in 2003 and his fifth studio album Year of the Dog… Again followed in 2006. In 2010 he released his sixth studio album Undisputed and in 2012 he released his seventh studio album entitled Redemption of the Beast. DMX has released eight albums throughout his career which have sold over 30 million copies worldwide making him one of the best selling hip hop artists of all time. 

Throughout his career DMX has also appeared as an actor in several films such as Belly (1998), Romeo Must Die (2000) Exit Wounds (2001) Cradle 2 The Grave (2003) Last Hour (2006) Never Die Alone (2008), I Think I Love My Wife (2007) and Top Five (2014). In addition to acting DMX has also written three books E.A.R.L: The Autobiography of DMX , The Prayer VII and The Gospel Of Eve .

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1970</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">DMX is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 18, 1970, Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, was born in Mount Vernon, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">DMX releases his debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album for Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grand Champ is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases the album Grand Champ which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Writes Autobiography</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his book E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Final Album is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his final studio album Redemption of the Beast.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2021</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">DMX Passes Away</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">DMX passes away at the age of 50 due to complications from a heart attack.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Storyteller</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">DMX is known for his story telling skills in music. He has an amazing ability to paint vivid pictures with his words, and his stories have the power to move listeners. He also isn’t afraid to tell the truth in his music, even if it means exposing some of his own flaws.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He Has a Unique Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">DMX has a truly unique style that sets him apart from most rappers. His fast paced delivery combined with aggressive lyrics creates a sound that is all his own. He also has a large range of topics he can rap about, which makes him one of the most versatile hip hop artists today.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">DMX is an inspiration to many people. His rags to riches story is inspiring, and he has shown that you can come from humble beginnings and still achieve great things in life. He has had multiple successful albums and movies, despite coming from a rough background.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> DMX Was a Drug Dealer Before Becoming a Rapper</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DMX's rap career began when he was selling drugs on the streets of Yonkers. He used to rap while selling his wares, which caught the attention of a local producer who eventually signed him to a record deal.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> He Was Arrested Over 20 Times</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DMX has been arrested over 20 times for various offenses ranging from drug possession to animal cruelty.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> He's Appeared in Movies and TV Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DMX has appeared in a number of movies and television shows, including "Romeo Must Die", "Cradle 2 The Grave", and "The Parkers".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> DMX Has 8 Children</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DMX has 8 children with multiple women, making him one of the most prolific rappers when it comes to fathering children.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> He Was Once Banned From Every Hotel in New York City</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1999, DMX was banned from every hotel in New York City after he caused massive damage to a hotel room during an altercation with another guest.</p></div>


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