As we celebrate the life of the legendary rapper, actor and songwriter DMX, we share with your some of our favourite action-packed films he has starred in.
We have also included our list of top shows and films to watch for this week including the hotly anticipated Issa Rae produced and TT The Artist directed Dark City: Beneath the Beat.
Dad Stop Embarrassing Me – Wednesday 14th April (Netflix)
A single dad and cosmetics brand owner figures out fatherhood on the fly when his strongminded teen daughter moves in with him.
Dark City: Beneath the Beat – Thursday 15th April (Netflix)
A musical documentary produced by Issa Rae and directed by TT The Artist reimagines the narrative of Baltimore, a city rising above social and economic turmoil to develop a vibrant and close-knit community for the arts through its home-grown sound, Baltimore club music.
Call The Midwife – Sunday 18th April 8pm (BBC One)
The popular midwifery series set in Poplar, East London returns after a heart-warming Christmas special. Leonie Elliot stars as Nurse Lucille Anderson, the first West Indian nurse to join the Nonatus House. Also starring Zephryn Taitte.
Batwoman (Season 2) – Sunday 18th April 8pm (E4)
When Kate Kane is presumed dead, the mantle of Batwoman is passed on to a Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie) who uses it to avenge her adopted mother’s killers.
Throwback: In honour of the iconic and innovative DMX have a look at these films starring the legend himself:
Belly – available to rent on STARZPLAY
Directed by Hype Williams this distinctive and visibly stunning film stars Nas and DMX as Sincere and Buns, childhood friends who do what they need to survive. As adults, they build up their kingdom of crime on drug dealing and robbery. But Sincere grows weary of the criminal lifestyle and joins a Black Muslim religious group. Buns, on the other hand, sinks deeper into criminality and faces serious prison time. The cops offer him a deal, however — assassinate the head of the Muslim group, and he will go free.
Romeo Must Die – (available to rent on major streaming platforms)
An officer is distraught when his brother is murdered and sets out to seek revenge. While on his quest, he falls in love with the daughter of a businessman who has ties with the underworld. DMX stars as Silk in this cult classic alongside R&B icon Aaliyah.
Cradle 2 The Grave – (available to rent on major streaming platforms)
DMX and Jet Li reunite for another action-filled blast in Cradle 2 The Grave. After Anthony (DMX) steals priceless diamonds, the rightful owner kidnaps his daughter in a bid to get them back. Determined to save her, Anthony teams up with a highly-skilled Taiwanese policeman Su (Jet Li).