THE new trailer for the upcoming documentary about rapper DMX, DMX: Don't Try to Understand, was released on November 19.

In the trailer, HBO officially announced the release date of the documentary that follows the life of the late rapper. The documentary will continue the network’s Music Box Series. 

The late rapper was a best-selling recording artist who changed the music industryGetty Images - Getty

When can you watch the documentary on HBO/HBO Max?

The trailer for DMX: Try to Understand, directed by Christopher Frierson and executive produced by Bill Simmons provides the audiences a closer look at DMX's true personality and life, which has often been explored throughout his career and after his death.

“Unfolding in cinéma vérité style and with unfettered access, the film bears witness to a man searching for reinvention and redemption, striving to stay true to himself while reestablishing his roles as a father, an artist, and an icon,” an announcement shared by Variety reads.

The documentary will debut on HBO and its streaming platform HBO Max on November 25 at 8.00pm, according to the trailer. 

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What is the documentary about? 

Don't Try to Understand, the third movie-length episode of the Music Box docuseries follows rapper Earl ...DMX... Simmons as he seeks to rebuild his career in the music business and reconnect with family and fans after being released from jail in early 2019.

The documentary will uncover the harsh truth behind DMX's career, from drug addiction to his criminal history and the way he dealt with money, in keeping with his renowned attitude. DMX: Don't Try to Understand will also reveal how the rapper has influenced a multitude of followers and other musicians all around the world.

Fans and viewers will get the chance to see DMX on a journey of self-discovery and repentance, as he tries to stay true to himself while reclaiming his responsibilities as a parent, an artist, and an icon.

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was accused of concealing millions of dollars in income from the Internal Revenue Service and avoided paying $1.7 million of tax liabilitiesReuters

Who was DMX?

Earl Simmons was born in Mount Vernon, New York, in 1970. 

He said in the podcast People's Party With Talib Kweli that he had asthma as a child, which kept him up at night. 

In his 2003 autobiography, E.A.R.L: The Autobiography of DMX, he claimed that his young mother mistreated and neglected him and that he eventually ended up in a children's home, according to NPR. 

DMX was sentenced to a year in prison in November 2017 after pleading guilty to dodging $1.7 million in US tax payments between 2002 and 2005. He took the road right once after his parole, embarking on what would be his final tour before his untimely death in April 2021.

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