Earl Simmons, born December 18, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland and known as DMX (Dark Man X), is an American rapper and actor.
Earl Simmons was born in Baltimore, Maryland. His father left his family when he was very young, he is enrolled and remains in the boarding school in Yonkers, New York. DMX began his career in Yonkers, New York State, where he is MC with his friends Lox and DJ Clue. In 1997, DMX signed a contract with Def Jam and he was soon to talk about him. Car in 1998, he took the music world by surprise with the single "Get at Me Dog" which became a mega success. Her first album, "It's Dark and Hell Is Hot" between the number one Billboard in May 1998 and runs to over four million copies.
In 1999 he took part in Hard Knock Life Tour co-hosted by Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella Records. It is a tour of 54 dates in the USA where we find particularly Jay-Z, Ja Rule, Method Man & Redman, Memphis Bleek… The documentary On / Off recounts in part the tour for two and a half months.
Six months later, he launched Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood and the result is the same as his first album. In December 1999, DMX offers his third album,… And Then There Was X, who won the same success. In 2001, he releases The Great Depression was at a lesser audience. In 2003, he will propose a new album titled Grand Champ which could well be his last because he intends to take a long rest to devote himself to his family. DMX is also angry against Def Jam, and believed not to have received the revenue it deserved. Three years after he leaves Year Of The Dog, Again. Then in 2007, DMX best of his fate, The Definition of X.
In December 2007, he signed on the independent label Bodog Music, after leaving Sony for the failure of his album Year Of The Dog, Again. He is currently Walk With Me Now And You'll Fly With Me Later. According to its own context, this new project is actually composed of 2 albums, a Hip-Hop and another turned to the Gospel. The 2 discs should even out the same day, recalling the approach with Nelly Suit and Sweat in 2004.
Finally, the disc Hip-Hop, Walk With Me Now, should come out first. Indeed, according to the label, Walk With Me Now should be released in August 2008. A single, "Already" is available on the Internet since March 2008. On the other hand, knows more about this new album: the rapper should work with Nas, T-Pain and even the singer Seal. For the production, it should regain its partner always Swizz Beatz, and the Neptunes and Dame Grease. The suite "gospel," And You'll Fly With Me Later, due out later, none had been provided.
But DMX is more than rap, it is also an actor. He pointed out in Belly of Hype Williams. We see then in Romeo Must Die with Jet Li and Aaliyah in 2000, then in Exit Wounds, in which he shared the limelight with Steven Seagal, reaping $ 35 million from its first weekend in a room in 2001. In 2003 he was back in a sentence alongside Jet Li again. In 2004, he finally gets its recognition as an actor taking the lead role in Never Die Alone, directed by Ernest Dickerson which also plays David Arquette.
* 1992: Born Loser-Ep!, (Ruffhouse)
* 1998: Flesh of my flesh, Blood of my blood, (Def Jam), (multi-platinum RIAA)
* 1998: It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, (Def Jam), (multi-platinum RIAA)
* 1999:… And Then There Was X, (Ruff Ryders / Def Jam)
* 2001: The Great Depression, (Ruff Ryders / Def Jam)
* 2002: Files DMX (Def Jam)
* 2003: Grand Champ, (Bloodline / Def Jam / Island)
* 2005: Here We Go Again, (Def Jam)
* 2006: Year Of The Dog, Again, (Sony / Columbia Records / Ruff Ryders)
* 2007: The Definition of X (Def Jam Records / Ruff Ryders)
* 2008: Walk With Me Now and You'll Fly with Me Later, (Bodog / Ruff Ryders)
* 1999: Ryde or Die Vol. 1, (Ruff Ryders / Interscope)
* 2000: Ryde or Die Vol. 2, (Ruff Ryders / Interscope)
* 2001: Ryde or Die Vol. 3, (Ruff Ryders / Interscope)
* 2005: The Redemption Vol. 4, (Ruff Ryders / Artemis)
Swizz Beatz, Irv Gotti, Dee & Waah Dean, Dame Grease, Lord Young, Mad Man, Rajah Winn, Teflon, Chivon Dean, PK, Kidd Kold,, Shok, Lil 'Rob, Timbaland, David Banner, Jay "The Icepick" Jackson, Brian Kidd, Needlz, Jermaine Dupri, Mike City, Jay-Z, Neo Da Matrix, Akon, Scott Storch ... Jedi Mind Tricks
* 2008: Lockjaw
* 2008: Last Hour
* 2007: Father of Lies
* 2007: Death Toll
* 2006: DMX: Soul of a Man (reality TV)
* 2004: Never die alone
* 2003: In a deferment (Cradle to the Grave)
* 2003: New York 911, TV Series (Season 5, Episode 4)
* 2003: Eve (TV series), TV Series (Season 1, Episode 3)
* 2001: Beyond Limits
* 2001: DMX: Angel - More Road To Cross (Universal Music) Dvd
* 2000: Romeo Must Die
* 2000: Boricua's Bond
* 2000: On / Off, musical documentary
* 1999: Belly
Read also Run-DMC