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"Y'all think this cat can handle the dog?!"

DMX is a featured fighter in Def Jam Vendetta as a member of D-Mob's Crew.


Maybe it's because he spoiled us with three unforgettable albums in less than two years. Maybe it was just that voice. Or maybe it was just that growling spitfire delivery we couldn't get out of our head. Maybe it was simply that "Party Up"–that crazy up-tempo club jam that kept us rocking months after the most recent And Then There Was X album leveled off at five platinums–was still insane on the brain. For whatever the reason, lately we've been thinking about DMX, the artist whose bald head and shoulder-to-shoulder dog tattoo had gotten kids around the world barking and rhyming in loud bursts of manic, ghetto energy. His name is Earl Simmons, better known as the Dark Man X, and in three short years he has broken Billboard sales figures by debuting two albums at number one within the same year (It's Dark & Hell Is Hot and Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood). He has set the radio waves on fire with hits like "Get At Me Dog," "Ruff Ryders Anthem," "Slippin'," "It's On," and "Party Up." He has been on two record-breaking national tours, Survival of the Illest and Hard Knock Life, and starred in two feature films, Hype William's Belly and the box office smash Exit Wounds with Steven Seagal, whose $35 million first week take was the biggest ever for the action star. Now this multi-platinum, global phenomenon, the person who almost single-handedly shifted hip-hop's identity away from one of shiny suits and fancy cars to one defined by a survival-centered street life where heart, credibility, strength and loyalty meant as much as the phattest outfit or the baddest girl, is inviting us back into his bare-chested world for a fourth album. No amateurs allowed. The Great Depression, perhaps the Dark Man's finest work to date, is filled with the same stories of struggle and survival, pain, and ability to get by that have signified this dog's career. Eighteen years into a music career, four years into superstardom, DMX has managed to do it again. He's stayed with the same creative team who he considers family: Producers Grease, PK, and Swizz Beatz. And this time he's been able to take it even farther. How does he do it? Because he chooses to tell the honest tales of a real life. For that he's more than a rapper. Hear the beats, listen to the words, understand the meaning. And get spoiled again.

Role In Def Jam Vendetta[]

DMX is one of bosses in the game during story mode. The player fights him in The Junkyard to qualify for the Def Jam Tournament.



  • "Stop acting like a bitch! Dog!" - Victory Outro
  • "Grrrr." - Activating the upwards blazin' taunt
  • "Get at me dog! When you're ready dog!"
  • "To qualify for the Def Jam Tournament you gotta beat me. But first you gotta prove that you man enough to make it up in here. Show me what you got. Beat all the Dragon House has to offer, and I'll give you a shot at me. Beat me and Def Jam is yours for the taking." -DMX via text message; Get at me dog.



  • DMX and Keith Murray, were the only characters and real life people in D-Mob's Crew who do not return in Def Jam: Fight For NY or any other Def Jam games.
    • DMX may have intentionally chose to not return in FFNY, as he claimed that the Def Jam record label weren't paying him enough money for his appearance in Vendetta alone. Likely due to this, he didn't return in Fight for NY, or any other Def Jam games.[1]
  • DMX's front blazin' move, named after his song of the same name, is used by Santos in Def Jam Fight For NY.
  • In real life, DMX died of a heart attack on April 9, 2021.