DMX was unsuccessful. The rapper lost his battle for life after being in a vegetative state for a week due to a heart attack from a drug overdose. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is 50 years old and leaves 15 children behind. “It’s sad that we announced – reading a statement from the family – that our beloved DMX has passed away at the age of 50 at White Plains Hospital.”
As a hip hop star, Grammy nominated and platinum four times with his debut album It’s Dark and Hell is Hot (1998), DMX never conceals his drug problem. According to himself, his first experience was when he was 14 years old smoking. In 2019 he decided to go to a detox center. Growing up in Yonkers, upstate New York, he had a difficult childhood between physical abuse and parental abandonment. Difficulties cause him to become abusive and impulsive as well as commit theft. Eventually he went to jail. The way of salvation to music, hip hop. His beginning as a DJ and his stage name came from the DMX digital drum machine, but it also stands for ‘Dark Man X’. “I’ve learned that I have to deal with the things that hurt me – he said in an interview -. I don’t have someone to talk to. Nobody in the neighborhood wants to listen. Talk about it.” You are seen as a sign of weakness. Instead, it’s the bravest thing you can do. “
As a Christian, DMX reads the Bible daily and believes in the love of Jesus Christ. He is the father of 15 children, the last born in 2016: the first four are wife Tashera Simmons, married in 1999, to whom he divorced after 11 years, the rest are the result of external relationships. marriage or infrequent. After the success of his first album, his second album, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, was released the same year and hit platinum three times. On the DMX cap, it seems to be covered with blood. Over the course of his career, he has released eight albums and is three times nominated for a Grammy Award. In 2000, he was also named ‘Favorite Rap / Hip Hop Artist’ at the American Music Awards. The rapper has also had some acting experience: he has appeared in movies like Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave and Last Hour. In 2006, he starred in the reality series ‘DMX: Soul of a Man’. In 2003, he published his autobiography ‘EARL: The Autobiography of DMX’.
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