DMX Dead at 50

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

9 Apr 2021

Deeply sad news as it is now confirmed that rap legend DMX has passed away at the tender age of 50.

Earlier this week the rapper was hospitalised after reportedly suffering an overdose that resulted in a heart attack. at the time doctors suggested that X’s condition was grave and death a real possibility, the news today confirming their suspicions.

In a statement shared by the family, they confirmed his passing saying:

“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized. eb sportfogadás

Bursting onto the scene in 1991, X released eight studio albums receiving a Best Rap Album nod for 2001’s, And Then There Was X. He also received three Grammy Awards nominations between 2001-2002 for his tracks “Who We Be” and “Party Up (Up in Here)”.

When talking about DMX it’s not hyperbole to speak of him like one of the all time greats, he is one. Even after Hip Hops becoming the worlds preferred music genre, X remains the only rapper to have his first 3 studio albums debut at #1.

His music had substance and so did his sales with all of his albums from 1998-2003 going at least platinum. 1998’s “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” and “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood” both sold well over 3 million units with the former his second highest seller currently standing at 4,800,000 units. It was only surpassed by the 5x platinum “And Then there Was X”, which included hits “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “What These Bitches Want” featuring Sisqo.

His icon was not limited to music, with several cinematic and tv appearances. DMX held cameos and guest-starring spots as himself in shows like Moesha, MadTV, Half & Half, Chappelle’s Show, Fresh Off the Boat, Black Ink Crew and started in movies like Cradle to the Grave and Belly.

Fotunately for those who loved X, he was able to receive his flowers whilst still here participating in a Verzuz battle against Snoop Dogg in July 2020. The event became one of the most-viewed instalments of the series at the time breaking viewing records for Verzuz.

Started by Timbaland and Ruff Ryders alum Swizz Beatz the Verzuz battle saw the two rappers dancing and singing along to each other’s songs and celebrating each other’s work in the presence more than 525,000 concurrent viewers on Instagram and over 2million viewers overall. On Apple Music, it drew in more than 600,000 concurrent viewers and over 1. friss tippmix eredmények 4million overall.

Rest In Power Earl Simmons The Dark Man X, a man who was truly more than his music ❤️