DMX is born

December 18

On December 18, 1970, Earl Simmons, known as DMX, was born in Mount Vernon, New York. 

DMX was an iconic rapper, actor and entertainer. He grew in popularity during the 1990’s, producing hits like “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Slippin.” DMX also starred in several popular black films including Belly and Romeo Must Die. 

Earl “DMX” Simmons tragically passed away in 2021 at the age of 50.


Drake, D. (2021, April 9). DMX, rapper who blended aggressive menace with emotional sincerity, dead at 50. Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from

Slotnik, D. E. (2021, April 9). DMX, top-selling but troubled rapper, dies at 50. The New York Times. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from

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