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Hip Hop Legend DMX Dies at 50: Memorable Moments

by | Apr 9, 2021 | Music

Hip hop icon DMX passed away on Friday. A statement by DMX’s family acknowledged the death of the 50-year old musician who had been administered to White Plains Hospital last Friday following a heart attack that resulted from a drug overdose.

The statement reads:

“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.”

DMX was one of the biggest stars of hip hop during the 1990s and early 2000s. Over the course of his career, he released five albums that debuted at #1 on the charts. Songs like “X Gone Give It to Ya”, “Party (Up In Here)” and “Where the Hood At?” are not only some of the artist’s biggest hits, they are also some of hip hop’s most treasured classics.

While his musical career was one of success, his personal life was one of struggle. The last few years of DMX’s life were clouded with addiction struggles and a prison sentence for tax fraud. In 2019, DMX canceled his tour to undergo addiction treatment.

Through all his ups and downs, DMX was a man of faith. He told Christian Today he read the bible daily, and even aspired to become a pastor.

To honor the life and career of DMX, we’ve assembled a collection of our favorite moments and music videos throughout his career. Browse through them below.

DMX Woodstock 1999 Performance

DMX Delivers Prayer To Begin Bad Boy Reunion Tour

DMX Meets Nipsey Hussle

DMX Ruff Ryders’ Anthem Music Video

DMX X’ Gon’ Give It To Ya Music Video

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