How Old Is DMX
How old is DMX
Born: 18 December 1970
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Best known as: Rapper of "Get At Me Dog"
Name at birth: Earl Simmons
DMX (Dark Man X) is a hard core rapper from the East Coast school, known for his aggressively
brutal raps. DMX's 1998 single "Get At Me Dog" was a top-40 hit that pushed him into the upper tier of popular
rappers and revived the strength of the Def Jam record label. The same year his debut album It's Dark, and
Hell is Hot went to #1 on the Billboard charts. He followed that album with Flesh of My Flesh,
Blood of My Blood (1999) and ...And Then There Was X (2000), both of which debuted at the
no. 1 spot on the charts. He also recorded with the Ruff Ryders, a loose conglomeration of hip-hop all-stars.
DMX then veered into acting and appeared in Romeo Must Die (2000, with Jet Li), Exit
Wounds (2001, with Steven Seagal) and Never Die Alone (2004, with Michael Ealy). His
run-ins with the law kept him in the public eye, but in 2003 he retired from recording. In 2006 DMX (sometimes
called "Dog") was in the spotlight again, with a new album (Year of the Dog, Again, on the SonyBMG
label) and a reality series on the BET cable network, DMX: Soul of a Man.