Birth Day December 18th, 1970
Birth Place Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Age 53 Years Old

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Earl Simmons famed as DMX is an American rapper, as well as an actor who is best known for his albums, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot (1998), and Then There Was X (1999). He is the first rapper in history to have released two number one albums in the same year and both of which debuted on Billboard 200. DMX often makes headlines because of his involvement in several legal issues. He began rapping in the early 1990s. He has been featured in films such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave and Last Hour. In 2003, DMX published a book of his memoirs entitled, E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX. He is a very talented singer.

DMX Performs For 1st Time Since Prison Release

DMX is fresh out of prison and saving shows. After Ja Rule had to cancel a previously announced performance on Saturday (January 26), X stepped in to perform at an anniversary party for the Mr. Ciao restaurant in Staten Island, New York. “DMX you saved the day,” the Mr. Ciao team wrote on Instagram. “Thank you to all that came to party see you February 10th for brunch with @djcamilo.” The restaurant’s official account shared the message along with a clip of X performing his hit single “Party Up (Up In Here).” DJ Finesse also posted more videos from the event, including snippets of X performing “Ruff Ryders Anthem” and “Where The Hood At?”

Why is DMX Famous?

DMX is famous for being an American Rapper, Actor and Author.

Is DMX Still In Jail?

No, DMX has been released from jail. He was released from Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution on Friday (January 25). The platinum-selling rapper completed a one-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to tax evasion.

Early Life, Family, Birthday, Education, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Wikipedia, Bio of DMX

DMX was born on 18th December 1970 with the birth name of Earl Simmons. His age will be 49 as of 2019. At present, his age is 48. He was born to Arnett Simmons, his mother, and Joe Barker, his father. He was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He lived in New York as a child but his childhood was far from secure. Much of his youth was spent in group homes because of an abusive relationship with his parents. His nationality is American and he belongs to Afro-American ethnicity group. He has four siblings; Bonita and Shayla are his elder sisters and his younger two brother's name is unknown. His religion is Christian. His other early life background such as education will be updated soon. 

Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement

DMX is a very hot and sexy person with a charming face. He stands a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 81 kg. He has a pair of dark brown eyes. His other body measurements such as Arms/Biceps size, Chest size will be updated soon. Overall, he has a balanced weight and a healthy body. 

How DMX Began His Career?

  • DMX began his career from the year 1984. 
  • DMX is the Fifth Best-Selling Rap Artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era in America. 
  • In February 1998, DMX released his debut major-label single, "Get at Me Dog", on Def Jam Recordings. 
  • He broke through the mainstream with his first album It’s Dark, and Hell is Hot 1998 which peaked at the top spot on Billboard 200 chart and sold over 5 million copies. 
  • His quest for being the top rapper dint end there as he released his second album Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood 1998 and this too went atop of Billboard 200 making him the only rapper in all history to have two albums same year debut at number one.
  • He released his third album and in 1999 titled, "And Then There was X" which debuted to the top of Billboard 200, and as of today it has been certified six times platinum. 
  • Other albums of DMX are, And Then There Was X (1999), The Great Depression (2001), Grand Champ (2003), Year of the Dog… Again (2006), Undisputed (2012), Blood Red (2016), and the most recent one Bain Iz Back (2017).
  • Due to his immense success in music made him get offers to feature in films, and as of today, his films have grossed over $269 Million Worldwide. 
  • Some of his latest films and television shows where he has appeared are Top Five (2014), King Dog (2013), Black Ink Crew (2017) and many others.
  • He has also published a book entitled, E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX in the year 2003. 
  • Some of his screen credit include Cradle 2 the Grave (2003), Never Die Alone (2004), The Bleeding (2009), Mad TV (2000-02), DMX: Soul of a Man (2006), Couples Therapy (2012), Fresh Off The Boat (2015), Black Ink Crew (2017).

What is the Legal Issue of DMX?

DMX has been involved in legal issues many times over the past few years which include resisting arrest, animal cruelty, drug possession, reckless driving, unlicensed driving, and identity falsification. In July 2017, he was charged with fourteen counts of tax fraud. Federal prosecutors charged him with failing to income tax from the year 2020 to 2015. He was pleaded guilty and in March 2018, he was sentenced to one year in prison including three years of supervised release. 

Awards and Achievements

DMX has received quite a number of nominations and has only won two awards thus 2 American Music Awards in the category of Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist.

Marital Status, Affairs, Children's, Sexual Orientation

DMX is a married person. He was married to Tashera Simmons for eleven years. Four children were born in the family: Xavier, Shawn, Tacoma, and Praise Mary Ella. In 2014, Tashera and Earl divorced. It happened after the musician’s random acquaintance, Monique Wayne, claimed that the rapper was the father of her future child. According to the young woman, the man raped her in a nightclub. Before that, Tashera had heard some rumors about her husband’s out-of-wedlock romances and children. DMX believes they are still friends. He had a few affairs during his marriage resulting in illegitimate children. He is a staunch Christian and fathers fifteen children. As of today, he is believed to be single. He is living a happy life without any disturbances. He is focusing on his career rather than being in a relationship. His sexual orientation is Straight.

Net Worth, Salary and Source of Income

The net worth of this famous actor as well as a rapper, DMX is estimated to have negative $10 million. His total income is in negative. In late July 2013, he filed for bankruptcy in a Manhattan court where he claimed to have roughly $50K worth assets and somewhere between $1 million to $10 million worth of debt to numerous creditors. And his owes $1.24 million in child support. His exact salary has not been revealed yet but he is satisfied with his earnings. His major source of income is from his singing career.

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