DMX’s is a powerhouse of hardcore rapping. He is an American rapper, singer and actor. DMX had a rough time growing up, and that is reflective in his songs. The rapper faces serious bankruptcy and other charges.
DMX was born on 18th Dec 1970 in Mount Vernon, New York. He was raised in Yonkers, NY with the birth name Earl Simmons. Earl was beaten up by his parents; his parents were frequently arrested by police. They left Earl very early, and hence Earl got into drugs and alcohol.
Earl started his career as DJ and beatbox. He released his first record “Born Loser” under Columbia Records. But they didn’t promote it. Again in 1994, he released his second record “Make a Move”, but was arrested due to drugs possessions. His third single “Get at me Dog” was released in 1997 and it became the best-selling record of the year.
The record sold over 74 million copies with 17.1 million in the USA alone. It made him famous and influential. His second album was “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” also peaked #1 in Billboard. He sold 600,000 copies.
Some of his best-selling albums are:
- It’s Dark & Hell Is Hot (1998)
- Year of the Dog… Again (2006)
- Undisputed (2012)
He also acted in several movies like Never Die alone, Romeo Must Die, Cradle 2 the Grave, etc. He also appeared in TV series based on his life “DMX: Soul of a Man”. He even wrote a book title “E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX”.
DMX has a very troubled married life with 15 children with different women. At first, he married Tashera Simmons in 1999. Both had 4th kids together. DMX used to have an extramarital affair while married to Tashera. Tashera was very committed to DMX, but DMX didn’t want to hurt her. Hence they took divorced in 2010. DMX newest girlfriend Desiree Lindstrom is the mother of his 15th child.
DMX’s Net Worth
DMX has been arrested many times for drug possession and tax evasion. He has used every trick to evade arrest. He used to be worth around 10$ million in 2013, but his debt increased ever since. Currently, he is valued to have a debt of approximately $10 million. The rapper has filed for Bankruptcy and waiting for a judgment.