Demised rapper DMX, whose birth name is Earl Simmons had no imitators because there was no way to falsify the life that forged him.
He was a colossus and a healer; a gruff, motivational, agitated and poignant fire-starter. Pure vigor and pure heart
He had killer albums at the peak of his career- “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” and “… And Then There Was X.” Each one debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart and has been certified platinum several times over.
Here are some other Facts You Might not have known about him
As a child, DMX suffered greatly from bronchial asthma, being taken to the emergency room almost nightly due to him waking up unable to breathe.
He was brought up in the Jehovah’s Witness faith. At some point in his childhood, he was hit by a drunk driver while crossing the street and suffered minor injuries. His family could have received as much as $10,000 in a legal settlement, but his mother refused to open a case as she claimed it went against her faith.
The rapper had a difficult 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.