DMX World Tour
DMX and Dark Man X is an American rapper and actor. In 1999, DMX released his best-selling album and Then There Was X, which featured the hit single “Party Up (Up in Here)”. He has acted in films such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 The Grave, and Last Hour. In1998, DMX released his debut major-label single, “Get at Me Dog”, on Def Jam Recordings. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA. His first major-label album, it’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, which included the single “Ruff Ryders Anthem”, was released in 1998. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S and sold over five million copies. DMX released his second album, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, where it remained for three consecutive weeks. Within one week of the album’s release, 670,000 units were shipped. It was eventually certified Platinum four times. As a result, DMX was the second rapper in history (following Tupac Shakur) to have released two albums in the same year, which both debuted at number one on Billboard 200. DMX released his third and best-selling album …And Then There Was X, on 1999. It was his third album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200. Its most popular single, “Party Up”, became his first Top Ten hit on the R&B charts. Singles “What’s My Name?” and “What These Bitches Want” were also popular. The album was certified Platinum six
DMX returned to the studio to complete his fourth album, The Great Depression. Released in 2001, it was his fourth album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200, featuring the singles “Who We Be”, “We Right Here”, and “Shorty Was The Bomb”. Despite the album’s triple Platinum certification, its commercial and critical success was lower than his previous album. His fifth album, Grand Champ, once again debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 charts, placing DMX as the only musical artist in history to release five consecutive albums (his entire album catalogue at the time) that debuted at number one. Singles include “Where Tha Hood At” and “Get it on the Floor”. DMX released two more singles, “Lord Give Me A Sign” and “We In Here” in his next album, Year of the Dog…Again. In 2008, Def Jam released a compilation of DMX greatest hits, The Definition of X: The Pick of the Litter. Def Jam released another compilation album, The Best of DMX, in 2011. which features hit singles including “Where the Hood At?” and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya”.
DMX stated that he has been working “nonstop, every day” on his seventh album, which was later titled Undisputed. A video for a new track entitled “Last Hope” was released via Internet on 2011,
and was later included on The Weigh In EP released digitally on 2012.
In 2013, DMX announced he had begun working on his eighth studio album. He has been seen collaborating with producers Swizz Beatz and Dame Grease. DMX embarked on a “world tour” with performances in Bulgaria and Kosovo, with additional performances expected in Europe and the Middle East.