Life gives everyone a chance to change but some people understand it and some don’t. If we understand this sign of nature, then no one can stop us from being successful.
One such opportunity was given to Earl Simmons, who was known by the stage name DMX which means “Dark Man X”. He is an American rapper and actor who started his rapping career in the 1990s.
Earl Simmons was born in Mount Vernon City, USA. His parents were very young at the time of his birth. His father Arnett Simmons did not contribute much to DMX’s life. His mother Joe Barker raised him single-handedly.
Earl Simmons had bronchial asthma since childhood, which caused him a lot of trouble. DMX was caught in a bad company from a very young age, due to which he became a part of many crimes by the age of 14. Disturbed by this, his mother sent him to a Children’s Home, but it did not bring any change in him.
But when his mother sent him to the group home, he was meet with other students who used to compose hip hop music. At this moment, nature gave Simmons a second chance. He liked hip-hop music and started writing songs.
When Simmons returned home, he met local rapper Ready Ron in the area, and the two began rapping together in partnership. That’s when Simmons named himself DMX.
In 1998, DMX released his debut album “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot”, making him an overnight success. In just one week, 251,000 copies of his album were sold.
After this, many of his albums were quite successful such as Stop Being Greedy, Get It On The Floor, What’s My Name?, Party Up (Up In Here), Slippin and X Gon Give It To Ya.
DMX is the first artist to be named on the Billboard 200 charts at No. 1 five times in a row. Apart from music, DMX has also contributed well to the acting industry. He has acted in 5 films and one television series. In 2003, DMX also published its Autobiography book E.A.R.L.
DMX was addicted to crack cocaine from the age of 14 as well smoked marijuana cigarettes. Due to this, he had bipolar disorder.
This drug addiction also became the cause of his death. On April 2, 2021, DMX suffered a cocaine-induced heart attack from a drug overdose and was admitted to White Plains Hospital. But no treatment worked and he died at the age of 50.
DMX was one such rapper who achieved great success in a very short time. He was very honest and emotional towards the fans. He once said, “I’m not an industry artist – I’m an artist in the industry.” He regretted the bad things he had done in his early life, he used to say that “I know I may have done some bad things, but I’m not a bad person.”
He renounced all bad things but could not give up intoxication and this became the reason for his death. From this, we should learn that we should keep distance from bad people and bad things in life. Because these things also harm the one we love with us.
Lastly, let’s take a look at some of the motivational quotes and sayings of DMX about life, people, god and love.
(Earl Simmons) DMX Quotes :
Do the right thing cause after the tears come the cheers. — DMX
I’m not an industry artist – I’m an artist in the industry. — DMX
Don’t believe everything you hear, don’t believe everything you read and only believe half of what you see. — DMX
The curse turned to grace when the hurt turned to faith. — DMX
Never become so involved with something that it blinds you. — DMX
Anything that’s not positive, I don’t have the energy to focus on it. Anything that’s not going in the right direction, I don’t have the time or the energy. — DMX
The truth is undeniable. You tell somebody the truth, it’s undeniable. — DMX
You have to have humility. You have to be able to humble yourself and know what you got, know where it came from. — DMX
I’ll repent one day, just not right now. — DMX
I know I may have done some bad things, but I’m not a bad person. — DMX
I was always a winner, but just didn’t know it. — DMX
When you happy, you get locked in sleep. You get sleepy happy. I always wanna be on point. I always wanna be aware. — DMX
I need to say what’s in my heart, and you call it a style. — DMX
It’s the tough things that we go through… that get us to that point where we’re better and stronger than we’ve ever been. — DMX
My birth was a blessing. Sent to live and die on Earth; it’s a blessing. — DMX
The truth doesn’t change. It was the same when Moses got the Ten Commandments as it is today. That’s the thing about the truth. That’s the thing about real. — DMX
Be careful of the ones that always wanna get you high, cause when the time comes, that one’ll let you die. — DMX
The toughest guys have the biggest hearts. The biggest hearts – because they have to be tough to protect it. — DMX
With the Lord behind us, they’re ain’t nothing we can’t do. — DMX
You gave us power in our words, so I think before I speak, and that way when I speak, they know I’m here to teach. — DMX
When I’m at home, I don’t discuss business. I don’t talk business. I don’t answer the phone. It’s just me, my wife, my children, my dogs. That’s my world. — DMX
In my heart I mean well. But if you help me to grow, then what I have in my heart will begin to show. — DMX
You can’t call any one person the devil. Because no one person has the power to be the devil. — DMX
They’ll say that you’re bright and that you have a future, but when you turn your back, the same cats will shoot you. — DMX
I’m still the same. That’s why the fans love me. Because they need stability in the industry. — DMX
One thing about being a celebrity that I learned a long time ago was that I pretty much gave up the right to fair treatment. — DMX
It’s a waste of energy to think about what somebody else is doing and how they doing it. I’ma just do what I do. — DMX
I’m a personal type of person. I’ll speak when I have something to say, not ’cause someone just wants to know something. — DMX
DMX Quotes About People :
We want a miracle, we want a huge blessing. But people will forget that a miracle will only happen on the platform of a tragedy. — DMX Quotes
You can’t speak for the people unless you’re able to walk amongst the people. — DMX
Just because someone raps, doesn’t mean that’s all they can do. A lot of people are multi-talented. — DMX
If you’re influencing people, I think you should consider life is too precious to have them chasing the wrong things. — DMX
DMX Quotes About God :
I am highly favored by God, I experience great victories, supernatural turnarounds, and miraculous breakthroughs in the midst of great impossibilities. — DMX Quotes
I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me. — DMX
DMX Quotes About Life :
Right, wrong, good, bad, heaven, hell. I think that is the theme of my life. I think you have to know both in order to honestly choose one. So I’m familiar with both sides of the fence. — DMX