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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. To date, his best-selling album is his 1999 album "...And Then There Was X", which featured the hit single "Party Up (Up in Here)". As an actor, he also starred in the films Belly, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 The Grave, Romeo Must Die 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. He is the 5th best-selling rapper, with 35 million units sold.
July 27, 2010
Rapper DMX has been jailed for 90 days over a 2002 reckless driving conviction. The 39-year-old surrendered himself in a courthouse in Los Angeles on Monday (July 26). Read more
February 27, 2009
Jailed US rapper DMX could face additional punishment after he allegedly threw a tray of food at a prison officer. The rapper, who is currently serving a 90-day jail term, was charged with aggravated assault, County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. Read more
February 2, 2009
US rapper DMX has been jailed for 90 days and placed on a minimum of 18-months supervised probation. The rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, pleaded guilty last month as part of a deal to settle three cases. Read more
December 10, 2008
DMX has returned to jail in the US after federal officers tracked him down to an island off the coast of Florida. A bench warrant was issued for the star's arrest last Friday (December 5th) after he missed a court appearance in Arizona, where he was due to face charges of drug possession, identity theft and animal cruelty. Read more
December 8, 2008
A judge in Phoenix has issued a warrant for the arrest of US rapper DMX after he missed a court appearance. The rapper had been due to appear at Maricopa County Superior Court to face charges of drug possession, identity theft and animal cruelty. Read more
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