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Birth Date: 18 December 1970
Birth Place: Mount Vernon
Known as: | Earl Simmons | | Dark Man X | | The Ruff Ryder |
Sex: male
Height: 175 centimetre
Birth date: 18 December 1970
Birth place: Mount Vernon
Death date: 9 April 2021
Death place: White Plains
Death manner: | natural causes |
Death cause: myocardial infarction
Place of burial: Oakland Cemetery
Time period: None
Father: None
Mother: None
Spouses: | Tashera Simmons |
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Children: | Xavier Simmons |
Native languages: | English |
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All languages: | English |
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Ethnic groups: | African Americans |
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Also known as: | Earl Simmons | | Dark Man X | | The Ruff Ryder |
Native name: DMX (English)
Birth name: Earl Simmons (English)
Married name: None
Family name: | Simmons |
Pseudonyms: | DMX |
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Citizenship: | United States of America |
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/224574657618962
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dmx/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZe87x5wDk_YUmdmfAGymPQ
Tiktok: None
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dmx
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Work period start: 1991
Work period end: 2021
Genres: - hip hop music - - East Coast hip hop - - gangsta rap - - hardcore hip hop -
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Occupation: | rapper | | songwriter | | actor |
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Earl Simmons Biography and Interesting Facts

Earl Simmons (December 18, 1970 – April 9, 2021), better known as DMX (short for "Dark Man X"), 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. 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 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.: The Autobiography of DMX.DMX died on April 9, 2021, following a cocaine-induced heart attack.

Early life

Earl Simmons was born on December 18, 1970, with various accounts giving his birthplace as either Baltimore, Maryland, or Mount Vernon, New York. He was the son of 19-year-old Arnett Simmons and 18-year-old Joe Barker. Earl was Simmons' second child; she had given birth to a daughter, Bonita, two years prior, and later gave birth to one daughter, Shayla, and two stillborn sons. His father, Barker, was an artist who painted watercolor paintings of street scenes to sell at local fairs. Barker moved to Philadelphia and was largely absent from his life.As a child, Simmons suffered greatly from bronchial asthma, being taken to the emergency room almost nightly due to him waking up unable to breathe. He was raised as a Jehovah's Witness but became disillusioned with the faith after an incident where he was hit by a drunk driver while crossing the street. A month later, an insurance representative went to his house to try and reach an agreement to prevent his family from suing. Simmons claims he was told that his family could have been awarded a settlement of $10,000 and possibly even more for the injuries he sustained but that his mother rejected the settlement as she claimed that Jehovah's Witnesses are taught to be self-sufficient although the group's official doctrine at the time did not prohibit suing or receiving settlements.Simmons went through a disjointed childhood that included being beaten by his mother and her various boyfriends so badly that he lost teeth and sustained numerous bruises and cuts on his face. Due to poverty, he slept on the floor with roaches and mice crawling over him in the night. When Simmons was five years old, his family settled into the School Street Projects in Yonkers, New York. When he was six years old, his mother knocked out two of his teeth with a broom after he innocently erased something in her noteb ... Read full biography