More 2 A Song: The Legacy of DMX

"Rap is more than just a blessing. It’s mandatory that our generation have this music. Pain is a lot easier to deal with when it’s…
Max Bell / April 10, 2021

Live to Ride: Our 2000 Interview With DMX

This article originally appeared in the March 2000 issue of SPIN. In light of DMX's death, we're republishing it here. It's nearly midnight,…
Matt Diehl / April 9, 2021

Killer Mike, Missy Elliott, Juicy J, Ice T, Vince Staples Remember DMX: ‘Dude Was THE Champ’

DMX died on Friday morning after a week in the hospital following a heart attack. The rapper was one of the greatest of his time…
Daniel Kohn / April 9, 2021

DMX, Legendary New York Rapper, Dies at 50

DMX, the legendary Yonkers rapper known for hits like "Party Up," "X Gon' Give It to Ya," "Get at Me Dog," "Ruff Ryders Anthem" and…
Daniel Kohn / April 9, 2021

DMX Hospitalized and in Critical Condition After Suffering Overdose

DMX (born Earl Simmons) has been hospitalized and is in critical condition after suffering from an overdose, TMZ reports. Sources close to the rapper told the…
Katrina Nattress / April 3, 2021

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

Three 6 Mafia Announce Reunion Tour

Three 6 Mafia have been on hiatus since the end of 2012, but things are looking up for fans of the influential Memphis horrorcore crew.
Rob Arcand / August 18, 2019

DMX Announces It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot 20th Anniversary Tour

Twenty-one years ago, DMX’s debut album changed rap music. It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot is every bit as fearsome as its title, and holds…
Will Gottsegen / February 4, 2019

DMX to Be Released From Jail

DMX will be released from prison tomorrow, Vulture reports. The rapper born Earl Simmons was jailed last January after failing a drug test while awaiting sentencing…
Tosten Burks / January 24, 2019

DMX Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Tax Evasion

Rapper DMX has been sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion last fall, TMZ reports. In court this week, X's attorney reportedly sought…
Israel Daramola / March 28, 2018

DMX’s Lawyer Wants Rapper’s Music to Be Played During His Sentencing Hearing for Tax Evasion

According to a new court filing obtained by the Associated Press, DMX's lawyer Murray Richman is pushing for several of the rapper's "compositions" to be…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 27, 2018

DMX Imprisoned as Flight Risk After Positive Drug Test

DMX has been sent to prison by a judge who says the rapper repeatedly lied to him when he promised to obey bail conditions.
Associated Press / January 30, 2018

DMX Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion, Faces Up to 5 Years in Prison

DMX has pleaded guilty to tax evasion before a federal judge in New York City, ABC News reports. After charging the rapper born Earl Simmons last July, prosecutors called…
Brian Josephs / November 30, 2017

DMX Avoids Jail For Now, Celebrates With Hot Dog

A New York City judge ordered DMX to house arrest Friday, for violations of his bail terms, including multiple failed drugs tests and traveling out…
Dale Eisinger / August 13, 2017

DMX Arrested on Tax Fraud Charges

DMX was arrested Thursday night on federal tax fraud charges, the Associated Press and TMZ report. The 46-year-old rapper has allegedly concealed his income for…
Taylor Berman / July 14, 2017
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