Earl Simmons aka 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 has also been featured in the movies such as Romeo Must Die, Belly, Exit Wounds, Last Hour, and Cradle 2 the Grave. He has also published a book entitled E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX. DMX often makes headlines because of his involvement in several legal issues. After being charged with fourteen counts of tax fraud in March 2018, he was sentenced to one year in prison. Despite being very successful in both the music and acting world as of 2018, DMX's net worth is negative $10 million.
Bio Of DMX
DMX was born Earl Simmons on December 18, 1970, in Mount Vernon, New York to Arnett Simmons and Joe Barker. He grew up in Yonkers, New York.
Talking about the childhood life he was bought up in the Jehovah's Witness faith. He had an abusive childhood. He was abandoned by parents and grew up in group homes. DMX was frequently arrested during his teenage because of his criminal activities that included theft and strict fighting. He was once beaten so badly he lost teeth.
DMX's Career-Albums And Songs
DMX started his career in the entertainment industry since 1991. In 1998 he released his debut solo album, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S.
Later he released his second album, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood which was also a huge hit. As a result, 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.
On December 21, 1999, he released his third album And Then There Was X. His single, Party up, What's My Name? and What These Bitches Want became very popular and was certified six-times Platinum.
In the same year, he faced an animal cruelty charge in Teaneck, New Jersey. After the legal issues, he again returned to the studio so as to complete his fourth album named, The Great Depression that he released on 23 October 2001. But in terms of commercial and critical success, this album was lower than his previous albums.
When he released his fifth album named Grand Champ in 2003 he informed to the public that he planned on retiring from the rap game and that Grand Champ would be his final album. He later ended his brief retirement and announced his plans to record the album Year of the Dog...Again.
On June 28, 2016, he released his new song Blood Red which was produced by Divine Bars. And after one year he again released a new song produced by Swizz Beats entitled Bain Iz Back.
He has also won two awards on his musical career i.e. under the category of Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist in the year 2000 and 2001.
DMX has also published a book entitled, E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX in 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).
He also appeared in the BET cable television network's reality television series DMX: Soul of a Man IN 2003.
DMX's Net Worth
A New York-born actor and rapper DMX has a net worth of negative $10 million. Despite being very successful in both the music and acting world as of 2018, DMX's 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 a s sets and somewhere between $1 million to $10 million worth of debt to numerous creditors. And his owes $1.24 million in child support.
In 2017 he appeared in the court charged with 14 counts of tax fraud for about $1.7 million. His several legal issues are the main reason for his bankruptcy.
He had a successful career from which he earned an impressive net worth before. His debut album named It's Dark and Hell Is Hot was sold more than five million copies. And during his career, he has sold over 70 million albums worldwide to date.
He was also a part of several movies and some of them are listed below:
|Year||Movie||Role||Box Office Collection||Cast Members|
|2000||Romeo Must Die||Silk||$91 million||Jet Li, Russell Wong, Delroy Lindo|
|2001||Exit Wounds||Latrell Walker||$79.9 million||Steven Seagal|
|2003||Cradle 2 the Grave||Anthony Fait||$56 million||Kelly Hu, Tom Arnold, Jet Li|
|2014||Top Five||Himself||$26.1 million||Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson|
DMX's Personal Life
Regarding his personal life, DMX is a father of fifteen children. He was married to Tashera Simmons in 1999. After being in a relationship for almost eleven years, his wife Tashera Simmons announced their separation in July 2010. But they are still good friends. Together they have four children.
His fifteen child Exodus Simmons was born on 16 August 2016. He shares the daughter with his girlfriend, Desiree Lindstrom. The couple started dating in the year 2014.
DMX had numerous extramarital relationships during his marriage to Simmons. He became the father of at least two children during that time. The first was born to Monique Wayne in 2004 and the second to a different woman in late 2008.
Wayne has claimed that DMX was a father of her son for years and due to which she has sued him for defamation of character and for child support. He denied the child was his, which was ultimately proved wrong by a DNA test in 2007and had to pay $1.5 million.
Again on July 30, 2013, DMX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy which was challenged by the Department of Justice's bankruptcy watchdog trustee program. However, it was later dismissed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan.
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.
Similarly 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. DMX was pleaded guilty and in March 2018, he was sentenced to one year in prison including three years of supervised release. Furthur court ordered him to pay $2.29 million.
- Height- He stands a height of 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) tall.
- Weight-As of 2018, he weighs 81 kg or 178.5 lbs.
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by rabina, 15 Aug, 2018