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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Albums

DEF 309-1 DMX - Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood album art DMX Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood (Album) Def Jam Recordings, Rush Associated Labels DEF 309-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
none DMX - It's Dark And Hell Is Hot album art DMX It's Dark And Hell Is Hot (Album) Rush Associated Labels Recordings, Def Jam Recordings none US 1998 Sell This Version
546 933-2 DMX - ...And Then There Was X album art DMX ...And Then There Was X (Album) Ruff Ryders, Def Jam Recordings 546 933-2 Australasia 1999 Sell This Version
DMXMC1 DMX - ...And Then There Was X album art DMX ...And Then There Was X(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Def Jam Recordings DMXMC1 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
314 586 453-4 DMX - The Great Depression album art DMX The Great Depression (Album) Def Jam Recordings, Ruff Ryders 314 586 453-4 Indonesia 2001 Sell This Version
440 063 369-4 DMX - Grand Champ album art DMX Grand Champ (Album) Def Jam Recordings 440 063 369-4 Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
82876865622 DMX - Year Of The Dog... Again album art DMX Year Of The Dog... Again (Album) BMG 82876865622 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
SAM-003 DMX - Undisputed  album art DMX Undisputed (Album) Seven Arts Music SAM-003 US 2012 Sell This Version
CLO 0560 DMX - Dog Eats Rabbit album art Blackburner VS DMX Blackburner VS DMX - Dog Eats Rabbit(CD, Album) Hypnotic CLO 0560 US 2017 Sell This Version
none DMX - ...And Then There Was X album art DMX ...And Then There Was X(CD, Advance, Album, Promo) Ruff Ryders none US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

5000WHOP DMX - The Born Loser / Catching The Same Hell album art DMX The Born Loser / Catching The Same Hell(12") Ruff Ryders 5000WHOP US 1992 Sell This Version
ACD 74908 DMX - Born Loser album art DMX Born Loser (Maxi, Single) Ruffhouse Records, Chaos (3), Columbia ACD 74908 US 1993 Sell This Version
WHOP DMX - Make A Move album art 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 DMX - 24 Hrs. To Live album art 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
none DMX - "Trippin" - Remix (Main Pass) album art Total Featuring DMX Total Featuring DMX - "Trippin" - Remix (Main Pass)(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Bad Boy Entertainment none US 1998 Sell This Version
78612-79157-2 DMX - Money, Power & Respect album art 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
DEF 298-2, DEF298-2 DMX - It's On album art 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
870 753-2 DMX - Slippin' album art DMX Slippin' (EP, Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings 870 753-2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
314 568-523-4 DMX - Get At Me Dog album art DMX Get At Me Dog (Single, Maxi) Def Jam Recordings Group Inc., Ruff Ryders 314 568-523-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
DEF 270-1 DMX - The Grand Finale album art 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
none DMX - How's It Goin' Down / Ruff Ryder's Anthem (Stop...Drop) album art DMX Featuring Faith Evans DMX Featuring Faith Evans - How's It Goin' Down / Ruff Ryder's Anthem (Stop...Drop) (Single) Def Jam Recordings none US 1998 Sell This Version
DEF 241-2 DMX - Stop Being Greedy album art DMX Stop Being Greedy (Single) Def Jam Recordings DEF 241-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
DEF 309-1, DEF 301-1 DMX and Redman DMX and Redman - Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood / I Don't Kare(12") Def Jam Recordings, Def Jam Recordings DEF 309-1, DEF 301-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
EAS 41821 DMX - Hennessey / Ryde Or Die album art Nitro* & Big Buccet / DMX & Yukmouth feat. Dragon* Nitro* & Big Buccet / DMX & Yukmouth feat. Dragon* - Hennessey / Ryde Or Die(12", Promo) Ruthless Records EAS 41821 US 1998 Sell This Version