Influential rapper given birth to Earl Simmons who released the effective album ” …AND THERE IS X” in 1999. He offers offered over 30 million information world-wide during his profession and in 2003 he released his publication E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX. He began his career like a beatboxer in the past due 80’s. His most widely used song may be the strike solitary “Party Up (Up In Right here)”. He was wedded to Tashera Simmons from 1999 until 2014. He was also inside a longtime romantic relationship with model Yadira Borrego. He includes a total of 15 kids. He produced a visitor appearance on LL Great J’s solitary 4, 3, 2, 1 in 1997.
Full Name DMX
Date Of Birth December 18, 1970
Place Of Birth Mount Vernon, NY
Height 1.8 m
Weight 172 lb
Spouse Tashera Simmons
Children Xavier Simmons, Shawn Simmons, Praise Mary Ella Simmons, Tocoma Simmons
Awards American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Sammy Davis, Jr. – Entertainer of the Year (Male), BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group, Billboard Music Award for R&B/Hip-Hop Album Artist of the Year, Billboard Music Special Award for First Four Albums Debuting at No. 1
Music Groups Murder Inc.
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video, Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video, BET Award for Best Collaboration, MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film, BET Award for Video of the Year, BET Hip Hop Award for People's Champ, MTV Video Music Award Best Breakthrough Video, BET Hip Hop Award for Best Hip Hop Video, Billboard Music Award for Top Male Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best Album of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Album, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance - Male, Billboard Music Award for New R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, VGX Award for Best Performance by a Human, Echo Award for Best Hip Hop/Urban Artist (International), Satellite Award for Outstanding Character from an Interactive Media, Billboard Music Award for R&B/Hip-Hop Male Artist of the Year
Movies Cradle 2 the Grave, Exit Wounds, Never Die Alone, Romeo Must Die, Belly, The Bleeding, Lords of the Street, Last Hour, Death Toll, Father of Lies, Boricua's Bond, Backstage, Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent, Beef, Hip Hop Story: Tha Movie, Broken Fetters, Def Jam's How to Be a Player, DMX: Angel, DMX: Ride or Die, Shades of Hip Hop: Resurrection, Hiphopmovie.Com: Vol. 1, Shades of Hip Hop: The Cypher, Hoodz: Street Armageddon, Kanye West: Unauthorized
TV Shows DMX: Soul of a Man, Trippin', Iyanla: Fix My Life, VGX Award Show
Star Sign Sagittarius
Released his sixth album 'Year of the Dog...Again' on August 1st. [August 2006]
Filming "The Bleeding" in Wilmington, North Carolina [April 2008]
Released the first single from his upcoming album 'Year Of The Dog...Again' called "Lord, Give Me A Sign". [May 2006]
Left Def Jam Records (the label he's been signed to throughout his entire career) and signed a new three-album deal with Sony Records. [January 2006]
Like Busta Rhymes, he is known for his high-energy, stylized flow of rapping.
Lives in Cave Creek, Arizona.
His sixth album, 'Year of the Dog...Again', debuted at #1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at #2 on The Billboard 200 at the end of its first week of release.
His second album "Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood" sold over 670,000 copies in its first week.
His third album "... And Then There Was X" sold over 600,000 copies in its first week.
Is the only artist ever to have two albums debut at #1on the Billboard top one-hundred chart in the same year.
Has a scar on his left wrist from a fan trying to rip his watch off.
Has sold more then 15 million records in the United States.
Founded Bloodline Records in New York City in 2000.
Sixth best selling rapper of all time.
Has 9 dogs.
Battled rapper Jay Z in a rap battle which was determined to be a draw. He later stated in an interview that the battle taught him that his style of rapping was not always the best.
He and his wife Tashera Simmons, welcomed a baby girl named Praise Mary Ella Simmons on 18th April 2005. They also have a son called Shawn.
Wrote his first rhymes while spending time in jail.
Wrote an autobiography titled "E.A.R.L.: Ever Always Real Life."
Was often sick as a child.
Was hit by a drunk driver when he was a little kid.
as Earl Simmons, "Untouchable" / performer: "Untouchable"
UFC 50: The War of '04
TV Special performer: "Get It on the Floor" - uncredited / writer: "Get It on the Floor" - uncredited
performer: "It's All Good" / writer: "It's All Good" - as Earl Simmons
Video documentary performer: "4, 3, 2, 1", "Spellbound", "Get At Me Dog"
Madden NFL 2005
Video Game performer: "Tear It Up"
TV Series writer - 1 episode
Against the Ropes
as Earl Simmons, "We Right Here", "Bloodline Anthem" / performer: "We Right Here", "Bloodline Anthem"
You Got Served
performer: "Get It on the Floor" / writer: "Get It on the Floor" - as Earl Simmons
Never Die Alone
performer: "Go for Dat", "King Thing" / writer: "Go for Dat", "King Thing" - as Earl Simmons
Head of State
performer: "Who We Be" / writer: "Who We Be" - as Earl Simmons
Cradle 2 the Grave
performer: "Getting Down" - as Bloodline Records Kennel / performer: "Go to Sleep", "X Gon' Give it to Ya", "Right / Wrong" / writer: "Go to Sleep" - as E. Simmons / writer: "X Gon' Give it to Ya", "Right / Wrong", "Getting Down" - as Earl Simmons
I Care 4 U: Bonus DVD
Video performer: "Come Back in One Piece"
Half Past Dead
performer: "I'm a Bang" / writer: "I'm a Bang" - as Earl Simmons
performer: "No Sunshine", "Good Girls, Bad Guys", "D-X-L Hard White", "Angel", "Walk With Me" / writer: "No Sunshine", "Good Girls, Bad Guys", "D-X-L Hard White", "Angel", "Walk With Me", "Dog 4 Life" - as Earl Simmons
[on being release from Columbia Records] Columbia tried to put me behind other groups . . . so I didn't wanna wait . . . they let me out of the contract and I'm glad they did.
[on the controversy over what many had criticized as "excessive violence" in his film Belly (2011)] . . . there's a difference between violence and senseless violence . . . this is not a movie about a serial killer just going around killing for no reason . . . for every reason that someone's murdered in there, for every act of violence there's a reason behind it . . . and you can see why, "Okay, that's why he was shot . . . for this reason" . . . "Okay, he had to do that because of this" . . . it's not just killing for no reason." - on the controversy over his film "Belly" on excessive violence.
I didn't have the patience to be a drug dealer . . . I'd just wait 'til the end of the day and rob the dealer of his day's takings.
The day I will never forget is the day I married my wife, [Tashera Simmons]. Tashera is so special to my boys and me. Her energy is enough to put anyone on a cloud. Her dedication and care gives me comfort and ease.
An important and fundamental premise of the American judicial system is the presumption of innocence - that is, until proven guilty.
I want "Flesh Of My Flesh" to be like my connection to the community, I want to say what's on my peoples' minds, soak up all their pain. I've learned that when I take it all in, I can make one brotha's pain be understood by the world.
I know I may have done some bad things, but I'm not a bad person.
I used to do the beat box . . . a friend of mine, he was the rapper and after, we'd be doing a block party or something or a house party, and he's gettin' all the attention and I'd end up with a handful of spit, you know, from doing the beats . . . and I was like, "You got to be the rapper" . . . the rapper's the man . . .
To live is to suffer, but to survive, well, that's to find meaning in the suffering.