NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 28: DMX performs at Masters Of Ceremony 2019 at Barclays Center on June 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Happy 50th birthday to DMX!

DMX was born Earl Simmons on Dec. 18, 1970. He’s an accomplished rapper and songwriter. It’s always a blast when DMX is pumped out of the speakers!

Here are 10 of our favorite DMX songs. Crank it!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!