9 Things You Might Not Know About DMX

DMX remains one of my favorite rap artists of all time. I love rappers that do this rap thing from the heart, and not just play around with it. I think we forget hip hop heroes so fast. Someone new drops a hot album, and people are quick to name him the greatest rapper of all time, forgetting the many that have released multiple great albums in the past. I think that is unfair to rappers like DMX that (even though he isn't what he once was) put in so much work at his peak...having 5 albums, back to back debut at number 1. on the Billboard albums chart, and all attaining platinum status isn't something to be overlooked.

Today, I decided to write an article celebrating this great man, and letting the new rap listeners know about some dope rappers that came before the Meek Mill's, the Drake's, and the Lil Uzi Vert's. I am going to list 9 things you might not know about Dark Man X (DMX)...the good, the bad, and the ugly. So...here we go again...

9.  He has 9 babymamas.

8.  He has 14 kids and is expecting the 15th.

7.  He once got high in the studio and wrote and recorded 7 gospel songs in one night. They never got released though.

6.  He is the only artist in music history to have his first five albums debut at number one on the Billboard albums chart.

5.  He released two albums in one year back in 1998 (It's Dark And Hell Is Hot, & Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood), and both albums sold over 3 million copies individually.

4.  He is 45 years old.

3.  Although he was featured in the Source Magazine in 1991 as an unsigned hype, he didn't release his debut album (It's Dark And Hell Is Hot) till 7 years later in 1998.

2.  He released his first album (It's Dark and Hell is Hot), when he was 27 years old, and it sold 4 million copies within 24 months.

1.  As of June 2014, he became the fifth best-selling rap or Hip Hop artist in the United States history, with the sales of 17.1 album throughout his career. Also, he has sold over 74 million albums worldwide.


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