Who is Tacoma Simmons?
Tacoma Simmons Wiki: Age, Childhood, Mother, and Education
Tacoma Simmons was born on 27 August 1999 in the USA, the son of DMX and his ex-wife, Tashera Simmons. His parents were childhood friends and were married from 1999 until 2010, and had four children together – Tacoma is the second oldest in the family, with an older brother Xavier, a younger brother Sean, and a younger sister, Praise Mary Ella.
Moreover, he has 11 half-siblings from his father’s extramarital affairs. DMX was in a relationship with Patricia Trejo, a romance that produced a daughter Sasha born in 2002, while he had a son with Monique Wayne. Other children include Sonovah Junior, Aaliyah, while in 2016, DMX’s fifteenth child was born, a son named Exodus Simmons. Following his death, legal battles between his heirs ensued, since he died intestate.
His mother, Tashera Jamilla Draughn, was born on 10 April 1971, and is the eldest of eight children. When she was seven years old, the family moved to Yonkers, where she met DMX.
She is now a producer, and has produced the documentary about her ex-husband, entitled “An Uncensored Special: DMX The Icon” (2021). Tashera resides in Mt. Kisco, New York.
Tacoma went to Fox Lane High School and according to sources, he now studies for a bachelor’s degree in music production.
Tacoma speaks of himself as a music producer, however, there is no information about his work, as he keeps his career achievements under wraps for now; it’s only known that he’s the manager at Guitar Center company.
He doesn’t like the public prying into his work, and isn’t even active on social media.
As of late 2021, Tacoma Simmons’s net worth has been estimated to be around $100,000, earned through his career in the music industry.
Personal life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single?
When it comes to his private life, Tacoma hasn’t spoken much about his personal endeavors, and for now, there is no reliable information. According to some sources, he is single and mainly focused on his career.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Tacoma Simmons has short black hair and brown eyes. His height and weight are currently unknown, though he seems relatively tall with a slim figure.
Tacoma Simmons Father, DMX – Short Bio
Born Earl Simmons on 18 December 1970, in Mount Vermont, New York State USA, to Arnett Simmons who at the time was 19 years old, and Joe Baker who was 18 years old, he has an older half-sister, Bonita, as Arnett gave birth to her when she was 17 years old, and also has a younger sister. His father left the family when DMX was still a toddler to pursue a career as a street artist, and DMX spent his childhood raised by his abusive mother and her boyfriends. He suffered throughout his childhood, which reflected on his behavior.
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He had many problems with rage, even stabbing a child in school with a pencil. At 14 years old he started living on the streets of Yonkers, to avoid the abuse conducted by his mother and her boyfriends. He was then sent to a group home where he found some friends with an interest in hip-hop music. DMX soon became known for his beatboxing skills and chose the stage name for himself DMX, from an instrument that he used – Oberheim DMX drum machine – but as he became more popular, the DMX was interpreted as Dark Man X.
He turned to petty theft in order to survive on the streets, and before launching his music career spent several months in jail for carjacking.
His debut studio album, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” came out on 19 May 1998 through Def Jam Records, and topped the US Billboard 200 chart, achieved multi-platinum status in the US. He dominated the music scene until 2006, releasing such albums as “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” (1998), which also topped the US Billboard 200 chart and achieved triple platinum status in the USA. His next album “…And Then There Was X” (1999), was his most successful with five times platinum certification, while the next two albums “The Great Depression” (2001), and “Grand Champ” (2003) saw a decline in his popularity.
He was incarcerated more than 30 times, which made him take hiatus from his music career several times. He was away from 2003 to 2006, when he returned with the album “Year of the Dog… Again”, his first not to top the US Billboard 200 chart. He returned to music in 2012 with the album “Undisputed”, but it only managed a top 20 Billboard spot, and was his last released studio album while he was alive.
DMX struggled with cocaine addiction throughout his life, and on 2 April 2021 he was rushed to hospital and was in critical condition after a heart attack he suffered at home from a drug overdose.
His health status worsened when he suffered cerebral hypoxia, and he ended in a vegetative state. His vital organs, kidneys, lungs and liver lost functionality, and he was pronounced dead on 9 April 2021.
The posthumous album “Exodus” was released o 28 May 2021. He’d started working on the album in 2013, and in 2019 reunited with Def Jam Records but died before it was finished. The album spawned such hits as “Skyscrapers”, “Bath Salts”, and “Letter To My Son”, among others.
DMX had numerous financial problems, including serving jail-time for tax fraud, and filing for bankruptcy several times. At the time of his death, his net worth was estimated at minus $1 million.