|DMX Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||December 18, 1970|
|Date of Death||April 9, 2021|
DMX was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor who started rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot on May 19, 1998. Over the years, he released several other albums including … And Then There Was X, The Great Depression, Year of the Dog… Again, Redemption of the Beast, Grand Champ, and Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood. His album titled … And Then There Was X was also nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Rap Album” category in 2001. In addition to his musical endeavors, he had also appeared in movies like Lords of the Street, Belly, Top Five, Exit Wounds, Never Die Alone, The Bleeding, Romeo Must Die, Backstage, Beyond the Law, Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent, and Fast and Fierce: Death Race.
Dark Man X, The Dog, X, D
He was born on December 18, 1970.
On April 9, 2021, DMX passed away following a heart attack at the age of 50 in White Plains, New York, United States.
Mount Vernon, New York, United States
DMX graduated from Yonkers High School, Yonkers.
Rapper, Record Producer, Actor
- Father – Joe Barker (Street Artist)
- Mother – Arnett Simmons
- Siblings – Bonita Simmons (Older Stepsister), Shayla Simmons (Stepsister)
He also had two stepbrothers.
DMX was represented by Red Entertainment Agency.
Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, Hardcore hip hop
Ruff Ryders, Columbia, Bloodline Records
5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
81 kg or 178.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
DMX had dated –
- Foxy Brown – He was once romantically involved with Trinidadian-American rapper Foxy Brown.
- Tashera Simmons (1999-2013) – After going out for a brief period, DMX got married to Tashera Simmons in 1999. However, their marriage was far from a smooth ride as he reportedly cheated on his wife. After getting tired of his wandering ways, she got estranged from him. To save their marriage, they appeared on the VH1 reality show, Couples Therapy. However, instead of repairing their broken relationship, the show showed everything that was wrong with their marriage and after the end of the show, she filed for divorce, which was finalized 4 years later in 2016. In the due course of their marriage, she gave birth to four children.
- Karrine Steffans (2002) – He started having an affair with author Karrine Steffans in 2002. According to her memoir, their affair lasted for years and he used to whimper on the culmination of sexual intercourse.
- Yadira Borrego (2003-2010) – DMX met Yadira in 2003 at the Miami club called Cameo. She was living with him at his house after he got estranged from his first wife. After getting fed up with his infidelities, she decided to take a break in July 2010. When she returned home after three months, she found out that he was with multiple women and had fathered a child with another woman, which was a final coffin in their relationship. She gave birth to two children during their time together.
- Monique Wayne – DMX had an affair with Maryland native Monique Wayne, which resulted in the birth of a son. He denied the child was his, which was ultimately proved wrong by a DNA test in 2007.
- Desiree Lindstrom (2014-2021) – DMX started dating model Desiree Lindstrom in 2014. In August 2016, she gave birth to a son, Exodus Simmons in New York City.
Race / Ethnicity
DMX was of African American descent.
- Wore thick silver neck chain
- Broad nose
DMX created a song to be used in commercials on Scoring for XFINITY X1 Sports App, Avis, etc.
He also lent his voice to the TV advert for Kawasaki Ninja ZX- 14R 2012.
Under his name DMX, Reebok had also released a line of shoes.
Best Known For
The immense commercial success of his 1999 album …And Then There Was X.
DMX released his debut studio album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998 which went #1 on Billboard 200. He was able to sell 7,300,000 album copies worldwide.
In 1998, DMX first appeared in the crime drama film Belly in the role of Tommy “Buns” Bundy.
First TV Show
In 1998, DMX appeared in the HBO late-night comedy show The Chris Rock Show as himself.
- DMX had sired 15 children from many different relationships. More than half of these kids have been the result of his extra-marital affairs, which he mostly refused to own.
- In February 2016, he was found in a lifeless condition in a parking lot after an asthma attack. His heart had stopped for around 4 minutes, resulting in an out-of-body experience.
- In July 2013, he filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy as he sought to avoid paying $1.5 million to Monique Wayne. The Manhattan bankruptcy court quashed his filing.
- In 2001, he was handed a jail sentence after being caught driving ‘without a license’ and carrying marijuana. Subsequently, he was charged with an assault after he threw objects at prison guards while serving sentence.
- He did voiceover work for the video game Def Jam Vendetta in 2003.
- In July 2015, he was sentenced to 6 months in jail after he failed to pay around $400,000 for child support.
- On his back, he had got a tattoo of his pet dog which was killed in an accident by a motorist. Above the tattoo, he had got ‘One Love Boomer’ inscribed.
- In 2000, he established his own record label named Bloodline Records in New York City.
- In 2003, he published a book titled, E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX, detailing his tough childhood and meteoric rise in the music industry.
- He had said that he had bipolar disorder.
- In June 2004, he was taken into custody at the JFK Airport on several charges including attempting to carjack a vehicle and impersonating a federal agent.
- In April 2021, he was hospitalized at a hospital in White Plains, New York after suffering a heart attack because of a drug overdose. He was later kept on life support and had to undergo some tests to determine his brain’s activity.
- His album, Exodus was posthumously released on May 28, 2021.