DMX, whose real name was Earl Simmons, was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970, in Mount Vernon, New York, and passed away on April 9, 2021.
DMX was one of the most popular and influential rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s, known for his gruff and intense delivery, and his vivid, often dark and introspective lyrics. He rose to prominence with his debut album, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” which was released in 1998 and went on to be certified multi-platinum. Over the course of his career, DMX released several more successful albums and became one of the most popular and influential rappers of his generation.
In addition to his music career, DMX was also an accomplished actor, appearing in a number of films, including “Belly,” “Exit Wounds,” and “Cradle 2 the Grave.” He was known for his intense and charismatic stage presence, as well as his ability to convey deep emotion in his lyrics and performances.
DMX was widely regarded as a unique and innovative artist, and his impact on the rap and hip-hop genres continues to be felt today. Despite his troubles with the law and personal struggles, he remained a beloved figure in the hip-hop community, and his passing was mourned by many fans and fellow musicians.
DMX, the rapper and actor, had 15 children.