DMX, also known as Dark Man X, was a highly influential rapper and actor. Born Earl Simmons on December 18, 1970 in Mount Vernon, New York, he was raised in Yonkers. DMX sadly passed away on April 9, 2021 in White Plains, NY.
With his powerful and gritty style, DMX made a significant impact on the hip-hop scene. He gained popularity with his debut album "It's Dark and Hell Is Hot" in 1998, which showcased his raw talent and intense lyrics. Throughout his career, he released numerous successful albums that solidified his status as one of the most respected artists in the industry.
Influenced by various genres including gospel music and rock, DMX brought a unique blend of spirituality and aggression to his music. His energetic performances captivated audiences worldwide. Known for hits like "Party Up (Up In Here)" and "Ruff Ryders' Anthem," *DMX* left an indelible mark on the rap genre.