|Real Name:||Tacoma Simmons|
|Birthday:||August 27, 1999|
|Occupation:||Son of Earl Simmons a.k.a DMX|
Celebrity children always make it to the media. Some make it earlier, others make it later. Tacoma Simmons is the son of the late American rapper DMX. How much do you know about him? What was his relationship with his famous father?
Today, we will look at Tacoma’s early life, educational background, and professional career. Let’s find out more.
Who Was His Father?
Born Earl Simmons in December 1970, DMX was an American rapper and actor. He passed away in April 2021.
DMX began rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album It’s Dark and Hell is Hot in 1998 to critical acclaim and commercial success. He was also featured in movies like Belly, Exit Wounds, Romeo Must Die, Last Hour, Cradle 2 the Grave, and more.
Earl was born in 1970, but his exact birthplace is a mystery. Some reports claim it was Baltimore in Maryland, while others claim it was Mount Vernon in New York. Earl was the second child in the family and had an older sister, Bonita Simmons. He also had a younger sister, Shayla Simmons. His father was an artist painting watercolor paintings of street scenes.
As a child, DMX suffered from bronchial asthma, and he was often taken to the emergency room. Raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, he later switched to Christianity.
His disjointed childhood included getting beaten by his mother and her various boyfriends. Because of all that damage, DMX lost teeth and sustained numerous bruises and cuts on his face. Raised in poverty, he slept on the floor with roaches and mice crawling over him in the night.
When he was 14 years old, he left his mother’s house and the abuse, and lived on the streets of Yonkers. He was sleeping in Salvation Army clothing and befriended stray dogs. But his mother sent him to a group home. Luckily, it was a turning point. There, he bonded with other students and shared his love of hip-hop music.
After performing for his friends, they encouraged him to continue writing music. Once he returned home, he met Ready Ron, a local rapper. He was impressed with Simmons’ beatboxing skills and asked him to be his partner.
His name DMX comes from an instrument he used at the boys’ home, the Oberheim DMX drum machine. He also later said it stands for Dark Man X.
But it wasn’t an easy path. In 1988, he was sent to prison for carjacking. That is when he began dedicating almost all of his free time to writing lyrics.
Once he was released from prison, he began producing and selling mixtapes where he rapped over instrumentals from other songs.
In January 1998, he released his first album, It’s Dark and Hell is Hot. This album contained the single Ruff Ryders Anthem. By the end of the year, in December 1998, he released his second album, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood.
His third and best-selling album, And Then There Was X, was released in December 1999. This album delivered the most popular single, Party Up, which earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance.
Between 2001 and 2004, he had many troubles with the law. After improving his legal situation, he returned to the studio to complete his fourth album, The Great Depression. But the commercial and critical success was lower than the previous album.
By the end of his career, he switched studious a couple of times and released a few more albums, but none reached the success of his third album.
Now let’s go back to Tacoma Simmons, the son of the famous American rapper. It looks like he has followed in his father’s footsteps. In his Instagram bio, he mentions he is a musical composer. He is also the manager at Guitar Center.
His father passed away from a drug overdose in 2021. His mother, Taresha Simmons, is a talented American actress. Taresha starred in E! True Hollywood Story in 2009. Over the course of her career, she has made small appearances in movies and television shows.
Born in August 1999, he is 23 years of age as of June 2023. His mother often posts on Instagram, celebrating her son’s birthday.
For example, in August 2021, she posted a short video featuring childhood photos of Tacoma. In the caption, she wrote, “22 years ago today my baby came into our lives. What a journey it has been. You bring so much joy to our family! So much character! So much love! Mommy is so proud of you. Continue to live your life free. Cherish the ones you”.
Speaking of his childhood, he spent most of it in his hometown of Mount Kisco, New York. He graduated from Fox Lane High School.
But there is no information about his higher education, including universities, colleges, or other institutions he has taken.
He is of African-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. He had a great relationship with his father. Before his passing, DMX would spend quite a lot of time with Tacoma. For example, they were together at the premiere of Cradle. Tacoma and his mother visited the theatre along with his father and siblings.
His Father’s Many Relationships
According to several reports, DMX has fathered 17 children with 11 different women. But his most serious relationship was with Tashera Simmons. The two were childhood friends and met for the first time when Tashera was only 11 years.
They were friends for several years before they began dating. In 1999, they finally tied the knot. Tashera and Earl Simmons have four children together, Xavier Simmons born in 1992, Tacoma born in 1999, Sean Simmons born in 2002, and Praise Mary Ella Simmons born in 2005.
In July 2010, following the first of his three incarcerations that year, Tashera announced their separation. After the divorce, they remained friends, but in 2016, she claimed he was missing child support payment.
During his marriage to Tashera, DMX had extramarital affairs, some of which produced children. In 2002, he got Sasha with Patricia Trejo. Patricia sued him for $1 million in unpaid child support in 2012. He also fought in court with Monique Wayne, about her claim that he was the father of her son born in 2004. Genetic testing proved he was the father and he had to pay $1.5 million.
He fathered children with his ex-girlfriend Yadira Borrego, including his daughter Sonovah Junior in 2009. In 2011, he got his daughter Aaliyah Simmons, named after his close friend Aaliyah.
In August 2016, his 15th child, Exodus Simmons, was born to his then-fiancee Desiree Lindstrom. And in December 2019, he got his twins, Aidyn Simmons and K’ydn Simmons. His girlfriend at the time, Pebbles Junell gave birth to the twins.
That would say that Tacoma has 16 siblings and half-siblings. He has three biological siblings, brothers Xavier Simmons and Sean Simmons, and sister Praise Mary Ella Simmons.
Is He On Social Media?
As we said before, Tacoma’s Instagram bio reveals he is in the music industry. That would say he is active on social media. But he has only 800+ followers and a private profile. As for the bio, it reads, “Disciple of Jesus Christ. The Sound Provider”. Not much more of his personal information is available.
We said before his mother Tashera is more active on social media. She has more than 150k followers. Her bio also shows she is a Christian. It reads, “A real woman of God’s Faith & the word of God is my sword”.
So, how much is Tacoma Simmons’ net worth? Well, according to some sources, the music composer has a net worth of $100,000 as of June 2023. He earns a decent amount of money from music.
Tacoma’s father earned millions from his songs but has filed for bankruptcy three times. When DMX passed away, he had no will, and there were legal battles over what was left of his wealth.