DMX was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor who went by the stage name Earl Simmons. He started rapping in the early 1990s, and in 1998, he released his debut album, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, to critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copies in its first week.
Earl Simmons, better known by his stage name DMX, died at the age of 50.
Following a nearly seven-day coma, the rapper died on Friday (April9) at White Plains Hospital in New York after a week of fighting.
Following a heart attack at his home on April2, DMX was taken to the hospital and placed on life support.
Tens of friends and fans have assembled around White Plains Hospital for prayer vigils, including X’s family, including long-time friend and manager Steve Rifkind.
The late 1990s Ruff Ryder icon, rapper, and actor was best known for a slew of classics, including his stellar debut album It’s Dark & Hell Is Hot, the commercial success of. “Among them are “Get At Me Dog” and a slew of others.
DMX’s accomplishments have been overshadowed by legal problems and health issues related to opioid use over the years.
DMX’s family and friends are also in our prayers and thoughts.