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DMX arrested in South Carolina for outstanding warrant

DMX arrested in South Carolina for outstanding warrant

GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Earl Simmons, the rapper known as DMX, has been arrested on an outstanding warrant in South Carolina, police sources told TMZ.

Rep says rapper DMX was not driving drunk

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 26 (UPI) -- A representative for rapper DMX says he passed a breathalyzer test and was quickly released after a traffic stop in South Carolina Friday.
DMX says he is done with drugs

DMX says he is done with drugs

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper DMX, who was recently released from prison, says he now has his priorities straight and is no longer using drugs.

Rapper DMX arrested again

PHOENIX, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Rapper DMX was arrested after Arizona police allegedly clocked the car he was driving at more than 100 mph, public safety officials said Thursday.
Rapper DMX released from prison

Rapper DMX released from prison

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Earl Simmons, the rapper known as DMX, has left an Arizona prison after serving a seven-month sentence for probation violations, officials said.
DMX admitted to jail mental health unit

DMX admitted to jail mental health unit

PHOENIX, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Jailed rapper DMX has been moved to the Arizona Department of Corrections Flamenco Mental Health Unit at Alhambra, prison officials said.
DMX denies violating parole

DMX denies violating parole

PHOENIX, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Hip-hop star DMX has denied violating his probation for an assault conviction by using cocaine and Oxycontin, court officials in Arizona said.

Rapper DMX back in jail

PHOENIX, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Earl Simmons, better known as the rapper DMX, said from jail in Phoenix his recent arrest came because he took a slug of alcohol at a concert in Scottsdale.

Judge: No 'Celebrity Rehab' for DMX

PHOENIX, May 8 (UPI) -- An Arizona judge has denied hip-hop star DMX's request to leave the state so he can participate in the television reality show, "Celebrity Rehab."
Rapper DMX jailed for probation violation

Rapper DMX jailed for probation violation

PHOENIX, March 10 (UPI) -- Hip-hop star and actor DMX has been jailed in Arizona for violating his probation by using drugs such as cocaine, the Maricopa County Sheriff's office said.

Jailed DMX sent to solitary

PHOENIX, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Rapper DMX has been placed in a solitary cell after he verbally abused Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff's detention officers, officials said.
Rapper DMX sentenced to 90 days in jail

Rapper DMX sentenced to 90 days in jail

PHOENIX, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Rapper DMX will spend 90 days in jail and 18 months on supervised probation on Arizona firearms and other charges, a court commissioner says.
DMX pleads guilty to drug, animal charges

DMX pleads guilty to drug, animal charges

PHOENIX, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Rapper DMX pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Phoenix court to one count each of animal cruelty, theft, marijuana possession and possession of a narcotic.
DMX arrested for alleged identity theft

DMX arrested for alleged identity theft

PHOENIX, July 20 (UPI) -- The rapper DMX has been arrested in Phoenix and charged with identity theft in relation to a recent hospital visit, police say.
Rapper DMX arrested in Florida

Rapper DMX arrested in Florida

MIAMI, June 24 (UPI) -- Earl Simmons, the hip-hop star known as DMX, has been arrested in Florida on a warrant for not having a valid driver's license, Miami-Dade police said.
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Earl Simmons (born December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DMX also known as Dog Man X or Darkman X or The Dog or just simply X, is an American rapper and actor who rose to fame in the late 1990s. His stage name pays tribute to the Oberheim DMX drum machine, an instrument he used when he made his own rap beats in the 80's. To date, his best-selling album is his 1999 album ...And Then There Was X, which featured the hit single "Party Up (Up in Here)". As an actor, he also starred in the films Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 The Grave and Last Hour, and his own reality television series Soul of a Man on the American cable television network BET. In 2002, DMX wrote an autobiographical book titled E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.

In 1991, Gabriel Grevenstuk from The Source magazine praised him in its "Unsigned Hype" column, which highlighted unsigned hip-hop artists. Later, he was signed to the Columbia Records subsidiary Ruffhouse in 1992; under that label he released his debut single "Born Loser", which did not get much airplay. However, Ruffhouse promoted many other artists on its roster rather than DMX and so agreed to release him from his contract eventually. In 1994, he released a second single, "Make a Move". In 1997, he made a successful guest appearance on LL Cool J's "4, 3, 2, 1". Additional guest spots on Mase's "24 Hours to Live" and "Take What's Yours", and The LOX's "Money, Power & Respect" created an even stronger buzz. DMX also made a cameo appearance in the Sum 41 music video for "Makes No Difference".

In May 1998, he released his debut major-label single under Def Jam Recordings, "Get At Me Dog", which was certified gold by the RIAA. His first major-label album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, which included the single Ruff Ryders Anthem, was released in May 1998 and debuted on the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S. It earned Simmons numerous comparisons to Tupac Shakur and sold over four million copies. Soon after the release of the album, DMX was nearly imprisoned for allegedly raping a stripper in the Bronx but was cleared by DNA evidence.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Earl Simmons."
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