DMX

DMX

Real Name:
Earl Simmons
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Born Earl Simmons, 18 December 1970, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Simmons was raised from an early age by his aunt in Yonkers, New York. He took his name from the DMX digital sound machine, and developed a reputation as a DJ on the local projects. He won Source magazine's Unsigned Hype Award in January 1991, and released the promo single "Born Loser" for Columbia Records the following year. He managed to escape from Columbia's punitive contract, but little was heard from him afterwards apart from a 1994 single, "Make A Move". He made a dramatic re-entry onto the hip-hop scene with a show stopping appearance on LL Cool J's "4,3,2,1". Further cameos on Ma$e's "24 Hours To Live", the LOX's "Money, Power & Respect" and the remix of Ice Cube's "We Be Clubbin'" built up a highly marketable reputation. Newly signed to Ruff Ryders/Def Jam Records, DMX returned to recording with the powerful "Get At Me Dog" single, a US Top 40 single built around a B.T. Express guitar sample. Marketed as a return to the chaotic, raw roots of street rap, he became hip-hop's latest sensation during 1998 when his debut album, It's Dark And Hell Is Hot, entered the US Billboard album chart at number 1.

An impressive slice of east coast hardcore rap, the album centred around DMX's ferocious lyrical approach. The follow-up, Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood, stayed at number 1 in the US for three weeks during January 1999. The album included cameo appearances from the Lox, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige ("Coming From") and Marilyn Manson ("The Omen'). After contributing to the Ruff Ryders" chart-topping Ryde Or Die Vol. 1 set, DMX quickly laid down tracks for his new album. Despite being his third release in the space of two years, ... And Then There Was X was another quality slice of hardcore rap and a welcome antidote to the bland hip-hop product still flooding the American market. The album followed its predecessors to the top of the US charts in January 2000
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DMX Discography

Albums

314 538 640-2 DMX Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood (Album) Def Jam Music Group 314 538 640-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
Def 224-1 DMX It's Dark And Hell Is Hot (Album, Comp) Rush Associated Labels Recordings, Def Jam Recordings Def 224-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
DEF 396-1 DMX ...And Then There Was X (Album) Def Jam Recordings DEF 396-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
DMXMC1 DMX ...And Then There Was X(Cass, Album, Promo, Smplr) Def Jam Recordings DMXMC1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
UICD-6027 DMX The Great Depression (Album) Def Jam Recordings, Ruff Ryders UICD-6027 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
986 102-1 DMX Grand Champ (Album) Def Jam Recordings 986 102-1 UK 2003 Sell This Version
044006336923 DMX Grand Champ(CD, Album) Ruff Ryders, Def Jam Recordings 044006336923 Mexico 2003 Sell This Version
82876 80742 2 DMX Year Of The Dog... Again (Album) BMG 82876 80742 2 US 2006 Sell This Version
none DJ Lt. Dan & DMX DJ Lt. Dan & DMX - Fed Up And Movin On(CDr, Mixed) Not On Label none US 2007 Sell This Version
SAM-003 DMX Undisputed (Album) Seven Arts Music SAM-003 US 2012 Sell This Version
SAM0010 DMX Redemption Of The Beast(2xCD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + Box, Ltd) Seven Arts Music SAM0010 US 2015 Sell This Version
none DMX, W.F. D.J. Supreme DMX, W.F. D.J. Supreme - The Best Of DMX(Cass, Mixed) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

5000WHOP DMX The Born Loser / Catching The Same Hell(12") Ruff Ryders 5000WHOP US 1992 Sell This Version
ACD 74908 DMX Born Loser (Single, Maxi) Ruffhouse Records ACD 74908 US 1993 Sell This Version
WHOP DMX Make A Move(12") DMX WHOP US 1995 Sell This Version
TVT 4938-2P, 4938-2P Mic Geronimo Featuring DMX & Black Rob Mic Geronimo Featuring DMX & Black Rob - Nothin' Move But The Money (Remix)(CD, Single, Promo) Blunt Recordings, Blunt Recordings TVT 4938-2P, 4938-2P US 1997 Sell This Version
BBPCD-9166 Ma$e* Featuring The Lox, Black Rob & DMX Ma$e* Featuring The Lox, Black Rob & DMX - 24 Hrs. To Live (Single) Bad Boy Entertainment BBPCD-9166 US 1997 Sell This Version
870 755-2 DMX Slippin' (Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings 870 755-2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Total Featuring DMX Total Featuring DMX - "Trippin" - Remix (Main Pass)(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Bad Boy Entertainment none US 1998 Sell This Version
2878 DMX Get At Me Dog (Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings Group Inc., Ruff Ryders 2878 France 1998 Sell This Version
78612-79157-2 The Lox Featuring DMX & Lil' Kim The Lox Featuring DMX & Lil' Kim - Money, Power & Respect (Maxi) Bad Boy Entertainment 78612-79157-2 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
314 566 217-1 DMX How's It Goin Down (Single) Def Jam Recordings 314 566 217-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
DEF 270-1 DMX, Method Man, Nas & Ja Rule DMX, Method Man, Nas & Ja Rule - The Grand Finale (Single) Def Jam Recordings DEF 270-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
568 862-2 DMX Stop Being Greedy (Single) Def Jam Recordings 568 862-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
DEF 298-2, DEF298-2 DJ Clue Featuring DMX DJ Clue Featuring DMX - It's On (Single) Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Music Group, Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Music Group DEF 298-2, DEF298-2 US 1998 Sell This Version