Earl Simmons, Author, D, Author, DMX, Author E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of On the eve of his fifth release, DMX (with Fontaine, the former music editor of the . The dark journey of a boy who became a man, the man who became an artist, and the artist who became an icon. A talent for rhyme saved his life, but the. The Paperback of the E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX by DMX, Smokey D Fontaine | at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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Oct 22, Deshawn rated it it was amazing. As a rapper I enjoy his style because it’s original and he is not all about the flash. He details his life and how he came to be and where he is today. This was a great book.

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Growing up tough in the streets of New York, young Earl recalls experiencing everything life has to deal him; love, hate, strife, struggle, abuse, and a sense of abandonment.

If you ever want to know what makes this guy tick Dec 05, Eric Dirksen rated it really liked it. Apr 08, John L. My library Help Advanced Book Search. DMX had multiple extramarital affairs during his marriage to Simmons, some of which produced children.

I also recommend this book to high school students in urban cities so that they can see that you can achieve your dreams no matter your background. Soul of a Man.

Phoenix New Times December 27, Films Year Title E.a.r.l.the Notes DMX was first sent to prison in after stealing a dog from a junkyard. Oct 04, Matthew McDonald rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Retrieved February 10, DreEminem and 50 Cent ; all of which had been resolved or faded from significance.


InDMX announced he had begun working on his eighth studio album. The fact that he admitted that in the book speaks volumes to whoever is listening. As a result, DMX was the first rapper in history to have e.a.r.the two number one [3] albums in the same year, both of which debuted on Billboard Okay, so he had a VERY rough e.ar.l.the very rough but that doesn’t excuse his criminal choices.

Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved October 22, User Review – Flag as inappropriate Okay, this book was way too funny.

This was rather disappointing and let me tell you why. Next time you see that he’s done something outlandish, you’ll think back to this book and his childhood.

E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX

Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan on November 11, While this story is a success, I can’t help but wonder about those who have been and are being raised in similar circumstances that don’t have an outlet such as music and who do not have the perseverance to stick to a craft.

This is a very interesting story and I think anyone who read it would be moved very deeply. I learned about this book from my brother who read it in one sitting at the book store. Retrieved February 21, Dec 22, Noel rated it it e.a.r.l.the amazing Shelves: Feb 27, jessica rated it it was amazing.

E.A.R.L. The Autobiography of DMX : Smokey D Fontaine :

I learned about all the problems he faced as a little boy and how these problems impacted his life. DMX arrested in Greer, accused of having marijuana”. Within one week of the album’s release,units were shipped. He also appeared on LL Cool J ‘s single ” 4, 3, 2, 1 ” in Since becoming a public figure, DMX’s multiple arrests have been for offenses including: Overall, this book was a pretty good read and gives us a glimpse into his life, from birth to the late 90’s.


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. Retrieved January 1, It was almost like he tried to make himself come off as more imtelligent when in actuality his words just ran around in circles and most of the time made no sense whatsoever.

E.A.R.L. The Autobiography of DMX

I’d probably really only recommend his book to hardcore DMX fans, which I am not. Dec 13, Shanajamika Jones added it. Although he may not have intended to bring up social issues in this autobiography, I think that there are many issues in our system that stick out in this book which make us question whether there is anything else can be done to try to alleviate some of the harshest conditions some children have to endure growing up.

DMX is a Christian [32] and has stated he reads the Bible every day. You’ll get an empathic view of his upbringing and why may say he’s misunderstood.

Apr 30, Tootah rated it liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? View all 8 comments. Even though i ajtobiography somewhat of a hard life somebody ealse has a much worse life that there living. Autoviography serving time in prison, he began writing his own lyrics and would perform at the local dx center for younger children.