Often, when our favorite artists get popular, their come-up gets obscured behind their explosion onto the scene. But the truth is, your favorite artist was hustling long before their “overnight success.” In The Ed Lover Show‘s “Behind The Hip Hop” segment, you get a close look into the hustle of hip hop’s hottest artists and how they worked to make a name for themselves.

Click on the audio player above to hear about DMX‘s come up, from his upbringing in Yonkers, to his first guest appearances alongside the likes of LL Cool J and Jay Z, to becoming the second rapper to score two number one albums in one year, to a successful acting career. Find out how DMX made hip hop history; plus, hear why he says he looks back on his career and feels happy.

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