DMX

DMX Rapper Biography, Age, Kids, Prison Release and Discography

DMX, whose real birth name is Earl Simmons, is an American rapper and actor who is most known for his rapping which he began in the early 90s.

DMX Rapper Biography

DMX, whose real birth name is Earl Simmons, is an American rapper and actor from Mount Vernon, New York, most known for his rapping which he began in the early 90s. His debut album, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot was released in 1998 and its was quite successful commercially. In 1999, he released another album And Then There Was X and it became his best-selling album.

DMX

As of 2019, he has seven studio albums to his name. He has also been in films like Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave and Last Hour. He published his memoirs book in 2003 titled, E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX. He starred in the reality television series DMX: Soul of a Man, in 2006 as it aired on the BET cable television network.

What Happened to DMX, is he Dead or Alive?

Simmons is alive but has had a few near-death incidents that leave many wondering whether he is still alive. He was once found lifeless in 2016 in a parking lot in his hometown but was resuscitated by first responders.

DMX Age

How old is DMX? The rapper was born on 18 December 1970 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States.

DMX Family

Simmons was born to Arnett Simmons (19 years old at the time) and Joe Barker (18 years old at the time) in Mount Vernon and raised him in Yonkers, New York. To his mother, Simmons is the second child after his 2-years-older sister, Bonita. He also has another sister, a younger one by the name Shayla.

As he describes himself in his autobiography, he is the first and only child of Arnett Simmons and Joe Barker. Barker did not want Simmons to keep her son, and hence, he cut off almost all contact with the family as soon as Earl was born.

Earl suffered from bronchial asthma when he was a child, much that he was rushed to the emergency room so often due to him waking up unable to breathe almost every night. He also had a rough childhood with him being beaten by his mother and her various boyfriends so badly he lost teeth, and sustained numerous bruises and cuts on his face.

He got kicked out of school after fifth grade and lived at the Julia Dyckman Andrus Children’s Home for 18 months. At 14, he began wandering the streets to keep off from his mother and found comfort in befriending stray dogs on the streets at night. His mother found him and sent him to a boys’ home where he bonded with others from New York over their shared love of hip-hop music. he performed for them and they encouraged to continue writing music to the behest of his teacher.

He met a local rapper by the name Ready Ron when he went back home and he asked Simmons to be his partner after being impressed by his beatboxing skills. Simmons chose his stage name “DMX” then from an instrument at the  boys’ home, the Oberheim DMX drum machine: it later was also interpreted as “Dark Man X”.

DMX Wife

Simmons is unmarried but was previously married to his now ex-wife Tashera Simmons from 1999 to 2014. They were childhood friends who began dating when Tashera turned 18. She announced their separation in 2010 and she filed for divorce in 2012 and it was finalised in 2014. The rapper has 15 kids with only four of them being with Tashera.

DMX Kids | DMX Children

How many children does DMX have? Simmons is a father of 15 children. His 15th child by the name Exodus Simmons was born to him by Desiree Lindstrom, his girlfriend, on August 16, 2016. With his ex-wife Tashera, he has four children, namely; Xavier Simmons, Tocoma Simmons, Shawn Simmons and Praise Mary Ella Simmons.

DMX Albums

  • It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot (1998)
  • Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (1998)
  • … And Then There Was X (1999)
  • The Great Depression (2001)
  • Grand Champ (2003)
  • Year of the Dog… Again (2006)
  • Undisputed (2012)

DMX Music – DMX All Songs

Year
Title
1993
Born Loser
1998
Get at Me Dog
(featuring Sheek Louch)
Stop Being Greedy
Ruff Ryders’ Anthem
How’s It Goin’ Down
(featuring Faith Evans)
Grand Finale
(with Method Man, Nasand Ja Rule)
Slippin’
1999
No Love 4 Me
(featuring Drag-On and Swizz Beatz)
What’s My Name?
2000
What These Bitches Want
(featuring Sisqó)
Party Up (Up in Here)
Don’t You Ever
2001
No Sunshine
We Right Here
Who We Be
2002
I Miss You
(featuring Faith Evans)
2003
X Gon’ Give It to Ya
Where the Hood At?
Get It on the Floor
(featuring Swizz Beatz)
2005
Give ‘Em What They Want
2006
We in Here
(featuring Swizz Beatz)
Lord Give Me a Sign
2010
The Boy Go Off
(with Big Sha)
2012
I Don’t Dance
(featuring Machine Gun Kelly)
Head Up
2013
Don’t Call Me
(with Rakim, featuring Shontelle and Aleks D.)
2016
Still Scratching
(featuring Styles P)
Blood Red
Get It Get It
(with Savant, featuring Snoop Dogg)
2017
Bane Iz Back
(featuring Swizz Beatz)
As Featured Artist
Year
Title
1997
4, 3, 2, 1
(LL Cool J featuring Canibus, Earl Simmons, Method Man and Redman)
1998
Nothin’ Move But the Money
(Mic Geronimo featuring Earl Simmons and Black Rob)
Money, Power & Respect
(The Lox featuring Earl Simmons and Lil’ Kim)
Shut ’em Down
(Onyx featuring Earl Simmons)
Money, Cash, Hoes
(Jay-Z featuring Earl Simmons)
It’s On
(DJ Clue? featuring Earl Simmons)
1999
Ruff Ryders’ Anthem (Remix)
(DJ Clue? featuring Earl Simmons, Jadakiss, Styles P, Drag-On and Eve)
2000
Come Back in One Piece
(Aaliyah featuring Earl Simmons)
Do You
(Funkmaster Flex featuring Earl Simmons)
2003
Put Your Drinks Down
(Drag-On featuring Earl Simmons, Eve, Jadakiss, Birdman and TQ)
2004
Tear It Up
(Yung Wun featuring Earl Simmons, Lil’ Flip and David Banner)
2006
Innocent Man
(Mark Morrison featuring Earl Simmons)
2008
A Song for You
(Bizzy Bone featuring Earl Simmons and Chris Notez)
2011
Electrolytes
(N.O.R.E. featuring Macy Gray and Earl Simmons)
2012
Tell Ya Friends
(N.O.4 featuring Earl Simmons and Dani Stevenson)
2013
Faith
(Omar Wilson featuring Earl Simmons)
2015
Meltdown
(N.A.S.A. featuring Earl Simmons and Priyanka Chopra)

DMX Filmography

DMX Movies | DMX Films

Movies

Year

Title

Role

2014
Top Five
Himself
2013
King Dog
Terrell (TJ) Johnson
2013
Blame It on the Hustle
2009
Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent
Nick
The Bleeding
Tagg
2008
Last Hour
Black Jack
Lords of the Street
Thorn
2007
Death Toll
The Dog
2006
Father of Lies
Paul
2004
Never Die Alone
King David
2003
Cradle 2 the Grave
Anthony Fait
2001
Exit Wounds
Latrell Walker
Angel: One More Road to Cross
As Himself
2000
Romeo Must Die
Silk
Backstage
As Himself
1998
Belly
Tommy “Buns” Bundy
TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

2017
Black Ink Crew
Himself
2015
Fresh Off The Boat
2013
Iyanla, Fix My Life
2012
Couples Therapy
2011
Lifechangers
2008
Big Pun: The Legacy
2006
DMX: Soul of a Man
2005
Trippin’
2004
Chappelle’s Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Sharon Osbourne Show
2003
Third Watch
Kandid Jones
Eve
Xenon
2002
Half & Half
Himself
2000–02
MadTV
2000
Moesha
1998
The Chris Rock Show
South Park

DMX Prison | DMX Arrested

Is DMX In Jail? | Is DMX Still In Jail?

Simmons has had a couple of run-ins with the law that include child support payments and tax fraud, hence, he has been in and out of prison. His first arrest was in 1986 after he stole a dog from a junkyard, for which he served two years in the juvenile unit of Woodfield Prison in Valhalla, New York. His second time was in 1988 for carjacking. He served his time in a higher security prison and was released in the summer of 1988.

His most recent arrest and incarceration was in March 2018 when he was sentenced to one year in prison followed by three years of supervised release. He was released from prison on January 25, 2019.

Album: Year of the Dog… Again
Released: 2006
Producer(s): Scott Storch
Length: 3:28
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Album: It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot
Released: 1998
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

DMX Height

How tall is DMX? The rapper is 1.8 m tall.

DMX Tour

The rapper is not on tour as of January 2019.

DMX vs Ja Rule

Ja Rule is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor from Queens for whom Simmons and Jay Z guest-starred on the single “It’s Murda” from Ja Rule’s first album. Simmons accused Ja Rule of copying his signature “gruff style”. When he was released from jail in 2015, Simmons said that he wanted the feud to end. They made peace and finally ended their feud at VH1’s 2009 Hip Hop Honors.

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