Hip-hop legend gets the “Party Up (Up in Here)” in a set of gritty rap classics; locals DJ Jonny Quest, Rival, Infinite Skillz & Jinx open
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$25 for one ticket to DMX (up to $38.37 value)
When: Friday, January 9, at 8 p.m.
Where: Jannus Live
Door time: 8 p.m.
Best known for: his subwoofer-shaking growl, cinematic charisma, and the hip-hop rager “Party Up (Up in Here)”
How he started his career: as a professional beatboxer, which got him noticed by The Source
Where he got his stage name: from the Oberheim DMX drum machine he used in the ’80s
When DMX became a household acronym: with his 1998 debut, It’s Dark and Hell is Hot, which went four-times platinum
How his star continued to rise: with the release of the triple-platinum Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood less than a year later, and …And Then There Was X a mere year after that
…And Then There Was X’s accolades: a Grammy nomination for “Best Rap Album” and an American Music Award for “Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist”
Movies that have showcased DMX’s gritty acting skills: Belly, Romeo Must Die, and Exit Wounds, where he acted circles around the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Steven Seagal
Warmup acts: rapper and Creative Loafing favorite Infinite Skillz, good vibe hip-hoppers Rival and Jinx, and California dubstep artist DJ Jonny Quest