DMX for Red

Rapper DMX, known for hit songs such as 'X Gon Give It To Ya,' will perform at the Varsity Theatre on Nov. 17. 

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM THE ARTIST

...And then there was X. 

DMX, the prolific rapper behind hits such as "What's My Name" and "Ruff Ryders' Anthem," will visit Baton Rouge this November. 

DMX will perform Friday, Nov. 17 at the Varsity Theatre. The venue announced the show Thursday afternoon. Tickets for the show go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday. More information on tickets will be available at varsitytheatre.com and ticketweb.com

The rapper, producer and actor was one of the best-selling artists of the late 1990s. His first five albums all debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. An eighth album is said to be in the works, featuring production from Swizz Beatz, Kanye West and Dr. Dre. 

DMX also appeared in movies such as "Belly," "Romeo Must Die," and "Exit Wounds." In 2014, he appeared as himself in Chris Rock's hit comedy, "Top Five." 

Since the late '90s, DMX, a.k.a. Earl Simmons, has also had a mountain of legal troubles, including charges of weapons and drug possession, animal cruelty, robbery and tax fraud.   

For more information on the concert, visit varsitytheatre.com.

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