Raised in the ghetto, abandoned as a child, addicted to drugs and women all his life but still able to produce four consecutive number one hip-hop albums in a row, this is the life and times of the darkest and most dangerously introspective hip-hop artist ever - at the height of his career and completely uncensored.
His real name is Earl Simmons. As a child he placed higher on tests than his fellow students, and liked to spend mornings with his mother and sisters playing games and making pancakes. But for young Earl - a boy growing up in the streets of Yonkers, NY - that kind of childhood didn't last long.
Beatings, abuse, and neglect very soon had him moving on to other things, like robbing, stealing, drugs, and eventually, jail. But along the way, words and lyrics became his anger. It was his light in the darkness, and the one thing that let him fly.
And fly he did. After twenty-seven years of chaos, struggle and survival, DMX became one of the biggest stories in contemporary music. But his character goes beyond that. He's also a father a husband and more importantly, someone that never gave up, and never stopped chasing his dreams. He has dedicated his life and his music to give expression to the thoughts and feelings of those who have never been heard before - just like he was never heard as a child.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2003
- 153 x 234mm