The Untold Truth About DMX’s Son Tacoma Simmons – Biography

March 22, 2024
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Who is Tacoma Simmons?

American model and musician Tacoma Simmons was born in the USA in 1999, but his exact birthplace and date haven’t been disclosed. He’s perhaps only known for being one of 17 children of the late American rapper and actor Earl Simmons, aka DMX.

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Education and early life

Tacoma was raised alongside his older brother Xavier and younger siblings Sean and Praise Mary Ella in Los Angeles, California by their father, and their mother Tashera Simmons; DMX and Tashera were childhood friends, married in 1999 but divorced in 2010. They remained good friends and were equally involved in their children’s upbringing, however, in 2016, Tashera accused the rapper of missing on his monthly child support payment.

Tacoma attended a high school in Los Angeles, and was mostly interested in rap music during his teenage years, looking up to his father and wanting to follow in his footsteps. Somewhere along the way, Tacoma chose to first pursue education instead of music, and upon matriculating in 2017 enrolled at college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2021.


Tacoma’s career

Tacoma hasn’t shared many details about his career, but it’s believed that he’s today working as a model and music producer.

Love life and relationships

Tacoma prefers to stay away from media, and hasn’t spoken of any girls, or perhaps boys whom he’s been with.

Most of Tacoma’s fans believe that he’s simply a private young adult who prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but there are also those who believe that he’s gay, and isn’t willing to come out of the closet; some have claimed to have seen Tacoma and his boyfriend in public, but he hasn’t addressed these rumors.

Tacoma seems to be unattached as of November 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Tacoma had an Instagram account which was hacked when he was 14 years old, and he thus launched another; the new account’s followed by just 16 people, as only a single picture has been uploaded onto it.

He’s a huge fan of basketball; he played for both his high school and then university’s team, and although he dreamed of going professional and joining the National Basketball Association (NBA), apparently Tacoma wasn’t skilled enough. He still often plays the sport with his friends, being physically active, and working out at the gym four times a week.

Tacoma loves to watch Hollywood movies – his favorite actors are Joaquin Phoenix and Jim Carrey, while some of his favorite movies are “C’mon C’mon”, “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”, and “The Master”.


Height, eyes and wealth

Tacoma’s age is either 22 or 23. He has brown eyes and short black hair, weighs around 170lbs (78kgs), and is 6ft (1.83m) tall.

Tacoma’s net worth’s been estimated at over $50,000 as of November 2022, while his father’s net worth was estimated at -$1 million at the time of his death.

Who was Tacoma’s father, DMX?

American rapper and actor Earl Simmons was born in Mount Vernon, New York State USA on 18 December 1970, meaning that his zodiac sign was Sagittarius. He gained recognition with the release of his debut album in 1998, entitled “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot”, and went on to sell more than 70 million albums worldwide prior to his death on 9 April 2021, when he suffered a heart attack apparently caused by cocaine.

DMX was raised in Mount Vernon by his parents Joe Barker and Arnett Simmons; they were 18 and 19 years old respectively when he was born, and was their second child, as Arnett gave birth to her and Joe’s daughter Bonita when she was 17, while she later gave birth to their second daughter Shayla; Joe was mostly absent from the children’s lives.


DMX had a rough childhood as his mother often beat him, and even knocked out two teeth with a broom when he was six; this led him to become a problematic child, as he threw chairs at his teachers and on one occasion stabbed his classmate in the face with a pencil. Aged seven, DMX got drunk on vodka, and was arrested for stealing cakes from a supermarket; he was expelled from school when he was 10, and spent a year and a half at the Julia Dyckman Andrus Children’s Home. DMX was arrested a few months later, after having tried to burn down the school, while he also tried to kill his accomplice; he was 14 when he began living on the street.

He was then sent to another group home, and it was during his time there that he fell in love with rapping; the children for whom he often performed encouraged him to continue writing and performing songs. DMX went on to attend Yonkers Middle High School and was on the school’s track and field team, however, he had poor grades and was involved in a number of robberies as a way to fight poverty.

He was 18 when he was arrested for carjacking, then began working on his career as a rapper upon his release from jail. DMX would record his own mixtapes and sell these on street corners; he was signed to Columbia Records in 1991, and his debut single “Born Loser” was released not long afterwards topped the Billboard 200 Chart, and sold more than five million copies

His first hit single, “Get at Me Dog” was released in February 1998, and his second album “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” followed in December 1998, also topping the Billboard 200 and becoming certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); DMX’s third album “… And There Was X” was released on 21 December 1999, also topping the Billboard 200.


His following albums were “The Great Depression”, released on 23 October 2001, “Grand Champ” in September 2003 and “Year of the Dog… Again” on 1 August 2006. It took DMX six years to release his seventh album “Undisputed” on 11 September 2012, and he released only one other album prior to his death: the 2021 “Exodus”.

DMX had 17 children with 11 women, and because he didn’t leave a will, legal battles began as soon as he died, and are on-going as of late 2022.

Martha Clifford

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