Who Is Joe Barker? Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Him

Joe Barker

Joe Barker is best known as the estranged father of DMX, the Grammy-nominated American rapper, composer, and actor. Earl Simmons, his son, became renowned under the stage name DMX.

Quick Facts

Full Name Joe Barker
First Name Joe
Last Name Barker
Profession Watercolor Artist
Place of Birth USA
Nationality American
Gender Identity Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Leo
Net worth

Joe is a painter.

Joe is a watercolor artist who lives in Philadelphia. At the young age of four, he acquired an interest in painting with his first crayon drawings of the Last Supper. His art is well-liked, and he has been selling it for a long time. His watercolor city pictures are sold at local fairs.

Joe Barker
Joe Barker (Source: Google)

DMX is no longer alive on this planet.

On April 9, 2021, at White Plains Hospital, New York, one of the most popular and soulful rappers died. He was the first musical artist to have his first five albums chart at number one in the Billboard Charts. DMX was taken to the hospital on April 2nd after having a heart attack caused by a d*ug overdose at his house. He was in a coma the next day. According to the study, his death was caused by the loss of functioning in several vital organs, including the lungs, liver, and kidney.

His whole family was at his side for his dying breath, including his fiancée Desiree Lindstrom, ex-wife Tashera Simmons, and Yadira Borrego, and mother Arnett Simmons. He was 50 years old and the father of fifteen children.

Parents in adolescence

During their adolescence, Joe and his companion Arnett Simmons became parents. Joe was just 18 years old when he became DMX’s father. He was born when Arnett was 19 years old. She already had a two-year-old daughter named Bonita. Arnett’s prior relationship resulted in the birth of Bonita.

He abandoned his kid in the care of an abusive mother.

Joe had been a distant father who had missed most of his son’s upbringing. He didn’t want to meddle in his son’s life. He relocated to Philadelphia when DMX was just seven years old, leaving him in the care of a physically violent mother who vented her anger and frustration on DMX. Growing up in poverty, DMX began stealing to live, which eventually escalated, landing him in jail on a regular basis.

He gradually grew so deadly that he could murder anybody who was in his way. He was out of control at the age of 11, and he was sent to The Children’s Village, a reform school. During his 18 months in the academy, he honed his beatboxing skills, and after he graduated, he teamed up with the local rapper, Ready Ron. He also acquired the habit of smoking c*ack with Ready Ron, which subsequently became an important part of his life. In his need for c*ack, he started to loot and take more. He was 14 years old when he was imprisoned. He channeled his anger into poems that kept him alive and gave his life meaning. In an interview, DMX said that he loved his father even though he wasn’t always present for him.

He and his wife share part of the blame for their son’s demise.

She became a single mother when Joe abandoned his wife and children. She offered them physical violence and hatred instead of love and caring. Their inability to be decent parents harmed their kids in a variety of ways. An innocent child who lacked affection and care from his parents was abandoned.

Joe Barker
Joe Barker (Source: Google)

He had experienced the agony of an abusive, neglected, and horrible mother throughout his youth, which had led him down the road of crime and addiction, the same addiction that had taken his life today.

Net worth

Joe’s earnings are not available. We know the net worth of his late son DMX, who amassed a sizable fortune throughout his successful career in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Unfortunately, he declared bankruptcy in 2013, listing $50,000 in assets and between $1 million and $10 million in liabilities. At the time of his death, he had a net worth of negative $1 million as of 2021.