DMX Revisits His Hits at Sold Out House of Blues Concert

In May of 1998, rapper DMX released his debut album It’s Dark and Hell is Hot. Powered by hit singles “Get at Me Dog” and “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” the album entered the Billboard charts in the top slot. In a little over seven months later, the Yonkers MC would achieve the same feat with his second album, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, making him the first rapper to top the charts twice in the same calendar year. As a matter of fact, DMX’s first five albums all debuted atop the Top 100, his sixth narrowly missed, instead landing at number two.

To call DMX a hip-hop superstar would be an understatement. Aside from his music, the rapper born Earl Simmons also forged a path for himself as a formidable actor with roles in notable films such as Exit Wounds and Belly.

However, for all of his successes, Simmons has not been without his fair share of drug abuse and legal troubles. Most recently, DMX served a year in prison on charges of tax fraud.

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