Looking no worse for wear after two recent prison stints, DMX prowled the stage, communicating in screams and barks, putting the thrill of life in the fully-packed room. It's tempting to say that, for the spiritually-inclined Yonkers MC, the evening was something of a salvation, even if only for a moment. However, the question remained: was DMX's new music any good? We're dealing with a DMX who has indeed lost a step on the mic -- while prime X was never the nicest with his lyrics, he trended towards frenetic instrumentals that required less technique, and more plain tenacity to keep up with them.
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American rapper DMX has released eight studio albums , five compilation albums , one mixtape , one extended play EP , forty-six singles including seventeen as a featured artist and twenty-four music videos. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yahoo Chart Watch. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 12,
He began rapping in the early s, and released his debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot in , to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling , copies within its first week of release. Since his debut, DMX has released seven studio albums. In , DMX published a book of his memoirs entitled, E. He has no middle name, and was simply named Earl at birth. Earl was the second child of Arnett, who had given birth to a daughter, Bonita, two years prior, as well as one daughter, Shayla, and two stillborn sons after Earl. Barker did not want Simmons to keep her son, and cut off almost all contact with the family as soon as Earl was born. As a child, Simmons suffered greatly from bronchial asthma , being taken to the emergency room almost nightly due to him waking up unable to breathe. At some point in his childhood, Simmons was hit by a drunk driver while crossing the street and suffered minor injuries. Simmons went through a disjointing childhood that included being beaten by his mother and her various boyfriends so badly that he lost teeth, and sustained numerous bruises and cuts on his face. When Simmons was 5 years old, his family settled in Yonkers, New York.