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|Birth name||Earl Simmons|
|Born||December 18, 1970|
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Origin||Yonkers, New York, U.S.|
|Died||April 9, 2021 (aged 50)|
White Plains, New York, U.S.
Bloodline, Ruff Ryders Entertainment, Warner Bros. Records, Def Jam (former) Seven Arts Music
|Associated acts||Ruff Ryders, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Swizz Beatz, Eve, Drag-On, The Lox, Ja Rule,, Splash Zanotti, Aaliyah|
Earl Simmons (December 18, 1970 – April 9, 2021), better known by his stage name DMX or Dark Man X, was an American rapper and actor. He is from Yonkers, New York. He is best known for the songs "Ruff Ryders Anthem" and "Party Up (Up In Here)". He is also the founder and owner of Bloodline Records. He is one of the best-selling hip hop artists ever. He has done 7 albums and is currently working on his 8th, they are: Unleashed and Unreleased, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, Flesh of my Flesh, Blood of my Blood, And Then There Was X, The Grand Champ, The Great Depression, Year of the Dog...Again and his recent one Undisputed.
On April 3, 2021, it was reported that Simmons had suffered a drug overdose and was being treated in the hospital in White Plains, New York. He suffered from a heart attack due to the overdose and is placed under life-support. He died six days later on April 9, aged 50.
- Simmons, Earl & Fontaine, Smokey D. (2003), The E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX, HarperCollins, p. 7, ISBN 9780060934033
- "BREAKING NEWS: DMX In Vegetative State; Fighting For His Life In ICU" (in en-us). 2021-04-03. https://allhiphop.com/news/breaking-news-dmx-in-icu-in-vegetative-state-fighting-for-his-life/.
- "DMX Hospitalized in New York" (in en). https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9550897/dmx-hospitalized-in-new-york.
- Rapper DMX on life support following heart attack, family says
- Coleman, C. Vernon (April 9, 2021). "DMX Dead at 50". XXL. Townsquare Media. https://www.xxlmag.com/dmx-dead/. Retrieved April 9, 2021.
- "DMX, electrifying rapper who defined 2000s rap, dies at 50" (in en-US). https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dmx-dies/.