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DMX at the House of Blues in Chicago

DMX is on tour and will be stopping by the House of Blues in Chicago. DMX is celebrating his 20th year anniversary of his critically acclaimed “It’s Dark and Hot as Hell” album!

In the late 1990s and early 2000, DMX was the undisputed reigning king of hardcore rap. He was that rare commodity: a commercial powerhouse with artistic and street credibility to spare.

His rapid ascent to stardom was actually almost a decade in the making, which gave him a chance to develop the theatrical image that made him one of rap’s most distinctive personalities during his heyday. Everything about DMX was unremittingly intense, from his muscular, tattooed physique to his gruff, barking delivery, which made a perfect match for his trademark lyrical obsession with dogs. Plus,

There was substance behind the style; much of his work was tied together by a fascination with the split between the sacred and the profane. He could move from spiritual anguish one minute to a narrative about the sins of the streets the next, yet keep it all part of the same complex character, sort of like a hip-hop Johnny Cash. The results were compelling enough to make DMX the first artist ever to have his first four albums enter the charts at number one.

For tickets to see DMX on May 4, 2019 at the House of Blues, please visit the House of Blues page at http://www.houseofblues.com/EventDetail?tmeventid=0400563DBF202A62&offerid=98255

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Arik Ruiz

March 4th, 2019

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