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On December 18th, 1970, Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, was born. He turns 40 today.
His rap moniker is a shortened version for Dark Man of the Unknown.
He released his debut disc, DMX: Unleashed and Unreleased, in 1991. This disc became a huge success in Yonkers, New York and scored him a spot in The Source‘s Unsigned Hype section.
X first hooked up with Ruff Ryders and landed a deal with Def Jam, which released It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1997. He’s since had a total of seven studio albums with Undisputed released in September 2012.
As an actor, X initially broke through in Belly alongside Method Man and Nas and then later had a major supporting role with Aaliyah and Jet Li in Romeo Must Die.
In 2006, X launched his a reality series on BET titled DMX: Soul of a Man, which followed the rapper along his daily routine. On the show, he said that when he retires from rapping he plans to become a preacher.
DMX has been in and out of jail on various charges.
X has published his story in a book called E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.
Tremaine Aldon Neverson, better known as Trey Songz, turns 28 years old today (Wednesday).
He was born in Virginia. Record producer Troy Taylor discovered Songz during a talent show in 2000, which led him to signing a recording contract with Atlantic Records in 2002.
His debut album, I Gotta Make It, was released in 2005, and was a moderate success, peaking at number-20 in Billboard. His second album, Trey Day, was released in 2007 and got as far as number-11. That album featured his first hit single, “Can’t Help but Wait.”
His subsequent albums are Ready (2009), Passion, Pain & Pleasure (2010) and Chapter V (2012).
In addition to making music, Songz founded the Songz for Peace Foundation to help curb youth violence.