Birth Name: Earl Simmons
Birth Place: Yonkers, New York, United States
Years Active: 1990 – Present
Genres: Hardcore Hip Hop
Earl Simmons (born December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DMX, is an American rapper and actor who rose to fame in the late 1990s. His stage name pays tribute to the Oberheim DMX drum machine, an instrument he used when he made his own rap beats in the 80's. As an actor, he has starred in the films “Belly,” “Romeo Must Die,” “Exit Wounds,” “Cradle 2 The Grave” and “Last Hour,” and his own reality television series “Soul of a Man” on the American cable television network BET. In 2002, DMX wrote an autobiographical book titled “E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.” In May 1998, he released his debut major-label single under Def Jam Recordings, "Get At Me ...
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