Earl Simmons (December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DMX, is an American entertainer who rose to fame in the late 1990s. His stage name stands for Dark Man X, the name he used when he first started rapping in 1990. 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 also has an extensive arrest record.He is the 5th best-selling rapper, with 30 million units sold. He is currently training MMA and is scheduled to make his debut in December at Alabama Pride as the under card to Butterbean vs Tank Abbott.
Latest news in 2009
DMX recently signed to Bodog Music to release his two next albums (on the same day), Walk with Me Now and You'll Fly with Me Later X also has a Gospel album in post-production and is planning to release this back-to-back with his new rap albums in 2010.