DMX dies at the age of 50

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Jeff Berger

Earl Simmons, known by his stage name DMX, was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He was mostly known for his aggressive style of rapping that was unlike any other sound at the time. His first album sold over 250,000 copies, and he didn’t stop there. Singles like “X Gon’ Give It to Ya”, “Where the Hood at?”, and “Party up (Up in Here)” revolutionized hip hop for the better. At Woodstock 1999, DMX performed to one of the biggest crowds in history.

However, DMX hasn’t always been at the top. His parents gave birth to him at the age of 18, and they couldn’t provide much for the young kid. He slept on the floor with roaches and mice. His parents weren’t the most gentle ethier. For the smallest things, Simmons’ mother would beat him. He even lost his two front teeth to a broom.

Moving past the trials and tribulations, he is seen as one of the most widely known hip hop artists of all time. 74 million records later, the New York resident has made a huge mark on hip hop music and the culture today. He died of cardiac arrest on April 9th 2021, but others say it was an overdose. See here: https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2021/04/24/dmx-cause-of-death/

May he rest in peace, and his legacy live on.