An ICON has been called home! There is NO ARTIST, like DMX! There is no RAPPER that has had the IMPACT that DMX, ne’ Earl Simmons has had on POP CULTURE!
The raspy, growling New York rapper who rose to fame with his 1998 blockbuster debut, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” became a chart mainstay for years! X was a dominant figure in hip-hop and popular music in the late 1990s and 2000s. Each of his first five albums reached No. 1 on the Billboard album chart.
Those works solidified his reputation as an intense performer who moved boldly among party and sex-themed music and songs that brashly chronicled his demons, abusive upbringing and struggles with his faith. Seven months after his Def Jam debut, DMX released his second album, “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood,” during 1998’s Christmas week. The album sold just shy of 700,000 copies in its debut week, according to Billboard.
At the peak of his success, DMX crossed over into acting, with roles in action films such as 1998’s “Belly,” 2000’s “Romeo Must Die” and 2001’s “Exit Wounds.”
The INDUSTRY is REELING at the passing of this legend! The WELL-WISHES are pouring in from around the WORLD as we pay TRIBUTE to a truly complex and iconic artist and his artistry!
DMX was a PRAYING man… let us PRAY!