Written by Molly Kish //
Hip-hop legend, actor and Ruff Ryder for life, DMX (born Earl Simmons) has persevered through several challenges in both his personal life and professional career over the past decade. Amidst it all, he has continued to maintain an ever-growing body of work through music and acting, as well as found a higher calling as a transitional deacon in the Christian Church since 2012.
Still impacting the shape and sound of contemporary hip-hop, DMX has been perceived as a stylistic innovator and groundbreaking artist even 25 years after he got into the rap game. He has directly influenced some of the biggest names in the industry with his signature style and impassioned performances and moreover, is currently in the middle of putting the finishing touches on his eighth studio album, which is rumored to feature Kanye West and Dr. Dre.
Bringing his intense flows and catalog of aggressive hip-hop (aka “X gon’ bring it”) to SF this Saturday, DMX will be supported at Mezzanine by Big Von and Legends Live Forever on what is a dream bill of hip-hop nostalgia.
So, are you going to be there to catch the pit bull alpha and Ruff Ryder patriarch in all of his snarling glory? Tickets are available for $40 (GA) and $60 (VIP), or you could win a pair of tickets by submitting your full name and email below.
Contest ends this Friday at 3 p.m.
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• The Donkeys: June 16th (THUR) @ The Independent
• Wolfgang Gartner: June 17th (FRI) @ 1015 Folsom
• Céu: June 17th (FRI) @ Great American Music Hall
• Frederico Aubele: June 17th (FRI) @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
• Idlehands: June 19th (SUN) @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Enter your name (First and Last) along with your email below. If you win a contest, you’ll be notified on the day the contest ends (details above). 21+ only.