HBO debuted “DMX: Don’t Try to Understand,” a documentary that follows Earl “DMX” Simmons following his prison release in 2019, reuniting with friends and family and trying to find a fresh start in music.
DMX and His Son Xavier Simmons Reunited One Last Time
The film served as a sobering reminder Dark Man X was forever at a crossroads between salvation and battling his demons.
The documentary also finds “X” reconnecting with family and friends while trying to find a fresh start in rap. One of X’s close friends and producers, Swizz Beatz, watched the documentary over the Thanksgiving holiday and confessed how painful it was to see X again — albeit on a television screen.
“Was hard to watch but can’t lie they did a good job,” he wrote on Instagram Friday (November 26). “Long live @dmx the Great Go watch now.”
DMX: Don’t Try to Understand is now available to stream on HBO Max here. Watch X's reconnecting with Son Xavier up top.