Earl Simmons, better known under his stage name DMX (which stands for Dark Man X) was a legendary hardcore rapper from Yonkers, NY (born in Baltimore,MD or Mount Vernon, NY). Famous for his leadership during the Ruff Ryders golden years, he released several albums, including 2 back to back classics in 1998, "It's Dark And Hell Is Hot" and "Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood", that went both platinum. He also appeared on many Double R albums and played in movies such as "Belly", "Romeo Must Die" or "Exit Wounds".
He heavily contributed to bring back Hardcore rap in front of the scene in the late 90's and popularized the motorcycle stuff, selling over 74 million records worldwide.
He died from a possible drug overdose on April 9, 2021, aged 50. Hall of famer for sure. Rrrrrhhh...
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1993 - 2019
BMG, Def Jam Recordings, Ruff Ryders, Seven Arts Music