Friday, January 26th, 2018
Simmons got his start in music as a beatboxer in the late 80's. He collaborated with hip hop artists Ja Rule, Jay-Z, and LL Cool J on a few of their songs in the 1990's, and finally produced music independently through label Def Jam Recordings in May 1998. The album "It's Dark and Hell Is Hot" exploded on the charts reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. The single "Get at Me Dog" was the most popular single on the album. Simmons sophomore album "Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood" which came out the same year, also charted at No.1.