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DMX

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Earl Simmons (December 18, 1970 – April 9, 2021), known by his stage name 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.DMX was featured in films such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, and Last Hour. In 2006, he starred in the reality television series DMX: Soul of a Man, which was primarily aired on the BET cable television network. In 2003, he published a book of his memoirs entitled E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.

Articles

June 22, 2022

Irv Gotti Speaks on What Drake’s ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ Means for Hip-Hop, Needing a ‘Raw New DMX, New Ja, New Jay’

Irv Gotti is analyzing the state of hip-hop after Drake’s new dance album 'Honestly, Nevermind' and wants to discover "a raw new DMX, new Ja, new Jay."

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April 28, 2022

Spotlight: After 25 Years at Def Jam, Jennifer Hirsch Davis Shares Her Favorite DMX, Jay-Z Stories & More

From babysitting for Lyor Cohen and Julie Greenwald to helping create the Women of Def Jam initiative, the veteran finance exec looks back.

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April 10, 2022

Jadakiss and Joaquin ‘Waah’ Dean Open Up About DMX on One Year Passing

Jadakiss and Ruff Ryders' CEO and founder, Joaquin 'Waah' Dean remember DMX's legacy on the anniversary of the rapper's death, who passed in 2021.

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April 4, 2022

Sondheim Medley and Taylor Hawkins Montage Lead 2022 Grammys In Memoriam Tribute: Watch

The performance also honored DMX, Meat Loaf, Ronnie Spector, Mark Lanegan, Young Dolph, Betty Davis, and more

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April 3, 2022

Kanye West and Jay-Z Win Best Rap Song for “Jail” at the 2022 Grammys

The Watch the Throne duo takes the gong ahead of DMX, Saweetie, Baby Keem, and J. Cole

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March 19, 2022

Julia Cumming of Sunflower Bean Talks Creating New Album, Jamming to DMX & More | SXSW 2022

Sunflower Bean frontwoman Julia Cumming sat down with Billboard’s Tetris Kelly at the Samsung x Billboard Galaxy House at SXSW to discuss creating their upcoming album ‘Head Full of Sugar,’ her love for DMX, wanting to be on ‘The Batman’ soundtrack and more.

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March 12, 2022

DMX’s 5-Year-Old Son Battling Stage 3 Kidney Disease

Prayers up for Exodus. Continue reading…

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February 9, 2022

DMX Releases Two No. 1 Albums in the Same Year

At the top of his game. Continue reading…

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January 11, 2022

Rap Report Card From the 1990s Grades Jay-Z, DMX and More

How'd your favorite rapper score on the rap report card? Continue reading…

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December 29, 2021

5 Musicians We Lost in 2021 | Billboard News

Gone but not forgotten. From DMX and beyond, here are some the beloved musicians that we lost this year.

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December 28, 2021

New details emerge about DMX’s unreleased gospel album

The late rapper worked on a double album in Arizona that was never released as he intended The post New details emerge about DMX’s unreleased gospel album appeared first on NME.

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December 28, 2021

DMX Recorded an Unreleased Two-Disc Gospel Album in 2008

The late MC worked on his planned fourth album in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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December 28, 2021

How DMX Met the Devil in God’s Country

In the late 2000s, the rapper went to the Arizona desert to make an album he hoped could save him. Then Sheriff Joe Arpaio — and his own demons — got in the way

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December 20, 2021

Don Everly, DMX & More Music Stars Likely to Be in 2022 Grammys’ ‘In Memoriam’ Segment

Stephen Sondheim and members of two famed groups ⁠— Don Everly of The Everly Brothers and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones ⁠— are sure to be honored.

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December 16, 2021

Listen to DMX’s final guest verse on Chris Webby’s ‘We Up’

The legendary Ruff Ryder rapper died in April at the age of 50 The post Listen to DMX’s final guest verse on Chris Webby’s ‘We Up’ appeared first on NME.

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December 13, 2021

Charlie Watts, Mike Nesmith, Stephen Sondheim, DMX, Virgil Abloh Appear in 2021 ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Cover Tribute

British artist Chris Barker's annual Beatles-style tribute to lost celebs includes some of the years's biggest losses, including Cicely Tyson, Phil Spector, Biz Markie, Shock G and more.

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December 8, 2021

Gone But Not Forgotten: Musicians We Lost in 2021

From DMX and Mary Wilson to Phil Spector and beyond, here are the musicians who died in 2021.

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November 19, 2021

Watch the trailer for HBO’s new DMX documentary

'DMX: Don’t Try To Understand' will be released on November 25 The post Watch the trailer for HBO’s new DMX documentary appeared first on NME.

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November 19, 2021

DMX Spreads ‘The Gospel According to X’ in New Trailer for ‘Don’t Try to Understand’ Doc

Film follows the rapper as he readjusts to life after prison stint that ended in 2019

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November 3, 2021

HBO sets release dates for new ‘Music Box’ documentaries on DMX, Juice WRLD, Alanis Morissette and more

Morissette has spoken out against the release of her film 'Jagged', saying it contains “implications and facts that are simply not true” The post HBO sets release dates for new ‘Music Box’ documentaries on DMX, Juice WRLD, Alanis Morissette and more appeared first on NME.

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November 3, 2021

HBO Announces New Docs on Alanis Morissette, DMX, Juice WRLD, and More

The Morissette documentary Jagged debuts on HBOMAX later this month

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October 27, 2021

N.O.R.E. Claims He Was Hotter Than Jay-Z, DMX and Others In 1998

N.O.R.E. makes a bold claim. Continue reading…

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October 27, 2021

DMX’s estate to be co-administered by rapper’s three oldest sons

Xavier, Sean and Tacoma Simmons have been appointed temporary co-administrators The post DMX’s estate to be co-administered by rapper’s three oldest sons appeared first on NME.

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October 25, 2021

DMX’s Ex-Wife & Eldest Sons Named Estate Administrators After Alleged 15th Child Emerges

Months after DMX died at age 50, his ex-wife and three eldest sons will temporarily manage his estate.

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October 25, 2021

Woman claiming to be DMX’s 15th child enters battle over his estate

Lawyers claim that all of the late rapper's children will have to take a paternity test The post Woman claiming to be DMX’s 15th child enters battle over his estate appeared first on NME.

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September 27, 2021

Drake will address his old beef with DMX in forthcoming ‘Drink Champs’ episode

In 2012, DMX said that he didn't "like anything about Drake", but changed his opinion in 2016 The post Drake will address his old beef with DMX in forthcoming ‘Drink Champs’ episode appeared first on NME.

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August 24, 2021

Busta Rhymes, Lil’ Kim, Remy Ma join Swizz Beatz for DMX tribute performance

The influential rapper died earlier this year The post Busta Rhymes, Lil’ Kim, Remy Ma join Swizz Beatz for DMX tribute performance appeared first on NME.

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July 21, 2021

DaBaby, Polo G & DMX Tribute Added to Hot 97 Summer Jam Lineup

Polo G and DaBaby have been added to the 2021 Hot 97 Summer Jam lineup, joining Meek Mill, Migos, Saweetie, MoneyBagg Yo, A Boogie, Bobby Shmurda and more performers.

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July 16, 2021

Giant DMX mural unveiled in late rapper’s hometown of Yonkers

New York artist Floyd Simmons painted the mural on the street DMX once lived The post Giant DMX mural unveiled in late rapper’s hometown of Yonkers appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Know What I Am

June 24, 2022

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We Up (feat. DMX)

December 15, 2021

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Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

October 29, 2021

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Exodus (Instrumentals & Acapellas)

August 27, 2021

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Exodus

May 28, 2021

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Hood Blues

May 25, 2021

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Been To War (feat. Swizz Beatz, DMX & French Montana)

April 16, 2021

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X Moves

April 9, 2021

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A Dog's Prayers

April 9, 2021

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Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer (Recorded at Spotify Studios)

November 30, 2020

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Bout Shit

August 19, 2020

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Where The Hood At (AXIOMATIC Remix)

October 4, 2019

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Party Up (Up in Here) - DARKO Remix

February 12, 2019

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Dog Eats Rabbit (Blackburner Vs. DMX)

April 7, 2017

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Get It Get It

July 1, 2016

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Where My Dogs At?

March 18, 2016

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Moe Wings (feat. Big Moeses & Joe Young) - Single

March 11, 2016

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Redemption of The Beast

January 13, 2015

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It's Goin' Down

January 6, 2015

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Don't Call Me

September 24, 2013

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The Weigh In

September 11, 2012

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Undisputed

September 11, 2012

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I Don't Dance (feat. Machine Gun Kelly) - Single

August 7, 2012

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DMX Mixtape

March 23, 2010

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Mixtape

March 23, 2010

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The Boy Go Off

January 1, 2010

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Year Of The Dog...Again

August 1, 2006

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Year Of The Dog...Again (Explicit)

July 28, 2006

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Lord Give Me A Sign

July 21, 2006

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Lord Give Me a Sign

June 1, 2006

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We In Here - 5 Pack

April 18, 2006

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Grand Champ

September 16, 2003

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The Great Depression

January 1, 2001

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...And Then There Was X

December 21, 1999

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It's Dark And Hell Is Hot

May 12, 1998

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Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood

January 1, 1998

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Born Loser

April 1, 1993

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