DMX – Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood
Earl Simmons (born December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DMX, is an American rapper and songwriter. He began rapping in the early 1990s and has released eight albums to critical acclaim. Simmons went through a disjointing childhood that included being beaten by his mother and her various boyfriends so badly that he lost teeth, and sustained numerous bruises and cuts on his face. When he was 14, Simmons began wandering the streets of Yonkers to escape his mother’s abuse, and eventually found comfort in befriending stray dogs that walked the streets at night. He spend a lot of time at a couple of boys’ homes, where he bonded with other students from New York over their shared love of hip-hop music. After performing for his friends, they encouraged Simmons to continue writing music to the behest of his teacher. Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood is his second studio album, released on December 1998, a little more than seven months after his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot. It entered the charts at #1 with over 670,000 units shipped in the first week. He is the second rapper to have two albums released in the same calendar year debut at number one on US Billboard 200, the first being 2Pac.
2 x LP
15 Years Anniversary Blood Splatter Edition
Label: Def Jam Recordings
Cat. # 314 538 640-1