Earl Simmons (December 18, 1970 – April 9, 2021), professionally known as DMX ("Dark Man X"), was an American rapper and actor. He began rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998, to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copies within its first week of release. DMX released his best-selling album, ... And Then There Was X, in 1999, which included the hit single "Party Up (Up in Here)". His 2003 singles "Where the Hood At?" and "X Gon' Give It to Ya" were also commercially successful. He was the first artist to debut an album at No. 1 five times in a row on the Billboard 200 charts. Overall, DMX sold over 74 million records worldwide.
|Full name at birth||
|Claim to fame||
popular hit songs including “Ruff Ryders' Anthem,” “Party Up (Up in Here),” "Slippin'" and "How It Goin' Down"
|Date of birth||
18 December 1970
|Place of birth||
Mount Vernon, New York, USA
|Date of death||
9 April 2021
50 (age at death)
|Place of death||
White Plains Hospital-Emergency Department, White Plains, New York, USA
|Cause of death||
Cocaine-induced heart attack
Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers, New York, USA
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor
5' 10" (178 cm)
178 lbs (81 kg)
Yonkers High School, Yonkers, New York, USA
Red Entertainment Agency
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