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Also Known As: DMX, Dark Man X

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90794, GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA - Wednesday February 13, 2013. Rapper DMX has been arrested in northwestern South Carolina for driving without a license. Authorities say the 42-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested at 1 am. Wednesday after an officer saw him at a gas station in Greer. Simmons already faced several charges of driving without a license, so deputies say an officer pulled him over after watching Simmons leave a gas station, get into a car and drive away. Simmons was released after paying a fine. Simmons was arrested in a Phoenix suburb in 2011 after a trooper clocked him driving at 102 mph. He had recently finished a stint in prison on probation revocation for failing to submit to drug testing and driving without a license. Photograph: © Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, Supplied by PacificCoastNews.com **FEE MUST BE AGREED PRIOR TO USAGE** **E-TABLET/IPAD & MOBILE PHONE APP PUBLISHING REQUIRES ADDITIONAL FEES** LOS ANGELES OFFICE:1 310 822 0419  LONDON OFFICE:+44 208 090 4079 "Disclaimer: BWP Media Inc and their brand Pacific Coast News does not claim any Copyright or License in the attached material. Any downloading fees charged by BWP Media Inc and their brand Pacific Coast News are for its services only, and do not, nor are they intended to convey to the user any Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material, the user expressly agrees to identify and to hold BWP Media Inc and their brand Pacific Coast News harmless from any claims, demands or causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with user's publication of the material."

Date of Birth: December 18, 1970
Height: 5'11"
Hometown: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
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Best Quotes:

I know I may have done some bad things, but I'm not a bad person.

I'm still the same. That's why the fans love me. Because they need stability in the industry.

One thing that people don't really understand is that as celebrity you rarely get fair treatment. You either get love or hate. It's never really fair.

DMX (born Earl Simmons in Mount Vernon, New York on December 18, 1970) is a Grammy-nominated American rapper and actor. He released his best-selling album …And Then There Was X in 1999. DMX has been featured in the movies BellyRomeo Must DieExit WoundsCradle 2 The Grave and Last Hour. In 2006, he starred in the reality show DMX: Soul of a Man on the BET cable television network. In 2003, DMX published a memoir called E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX. DMX has sold more than 30 million records worldwide.

Best Known For:
DMX is one of the best-selling hip-hop artists of all time, and he is best known for his hit songs “Party Up (Up In Here)”, “What’s My Name” and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya.”

Personal Life:
DMX was married to Tashera Simmons in 1999. In July 2010, Tashera announced their separation. DMX, who has ten children with multiple women, reportedly had several affairs during his marriage. He has a long history of legal issues, and he has been arrested for offenses including animal cruelty, reckless driving, unlicensed driving, drug possession, and identity falsification. Most recently, he was arrested in July 2013 in South Carolina and charged with driving without a license and driving under the influence of alcohol.