DMX is a rapper and a popular music artist of America. He is also an actor and has been a part of many successful commercial TV shows and movies. He released his debut album in 1998, and has released seven studio albums, and has been a part of a number of successful films.
DMX has a net worth of negative $1 million. He is a successful actor and a rapper and has earned his net worth from his successful career in the entertainment industry.
DMX’s real name is Earl Simmons. He was born on December 18, 1970, in Mount Vernon, New York. He was brought up by his mother, Arnett Simmons. He was born to his mother when he was19 years old.
When Simmons turned 5, his family moved to Yonkers, New York. He grew up in the Jehovah’s Witness community and had a troubled childhood. He was physically abused by his mother and her partners.
Simmons was rusticated from school in fifth grade and was raised in the Julia Dyckman Andrus Children’s Home. He lived in another boys’ home and lived there as a teenager.
Simmons began writing hip-hop music and started to perform with his friends. Simmons had an encounter with the local rapper Ready Ron. Simmons gave himself the stage name “DMX,” and prepared to launch his debut album.
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Success and Career
DMX became successful in his rap career during the 1990s. He released his debut album, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998. The album achieved critical acclaim and commercial success and became a massive success. The rapper has sold over five million copies worldwide.
He released his album…And Then There Was X (1999) which became his bestselling album to date. The album hit the number one spot at the Billboard 200 and was certified six-times Platinum. His hit singles include:
- “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” (1998)
- “What’s My Name?” (1999)
- “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” (2003)
- “Where the Hood At?” (2003).
DMX has released seven albums to date. His last album Undisputed was released in 2012. The album received positive reviews from the music critics and made it to the 19 spot on the Billboard 200. The album sold over 17,000 copies worldwide. DMX won American Music Awards for the category Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. He was also nominated for Grammy Awards and MTV Music Video Awards.
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DMX has a successful rap career and besides that, he also has a successful acting career. DMX has starred in eight films. He has acted in many DVD movies and played a minor role in the film Top Five in 2014. DMX released his autobiography, which was titled E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.
DMX got married to Tashera Simmons. The couple stayed together for 11 years. They have four children together who are named—Xavier, Tacoma, Praise Mary Ella, and Shawn. Tashera and DMX separated in 2010.
DMX was not faithful during their marriage and DNA testing confirmed that he was the father of at least two children. He had several extramarital affairs during his marriage with Tashera.
DMX has 15 children in total. DMX is addicted to crack cocaine and he has accepted that in public as well. He got addicted to drugs at the age of 14 years. He has also claimed that he has bipolar disorder.