DMX, rapper and actor, dies at 50
“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,” household’s declaration checked out in part.
“Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end,” the household continued. “He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him.”
Artists, professional athletes and other stars commemorated him on social networks Friday.
“My childhood and love for music would not have been the same without this man,” star Chriss Redd tweeted. “DMX was easily my favorite artist growing up. I had every album, every ruff Ryder song, followed any artist he endorsed. Man….RIP the dog. There will never be another like him.”
DMX (Dark Male X) started rapping in the early 1990s and launched his launching album, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” in 1998.
With the deaths of fellow rap artists The Infamous B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur prior to he rupture on the scene, DMX turned into one of the ruling stars of hardcore hip hop and was the premier artist signed to the Ruffhouse Records label.
His single, “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” assisted to seal his vital and industrial success.
The rap artist launched a number of albums throughout the years, consisting of among his most commercially effective, “…And Then There Was X,” that was launched in 1999 and was chosen for a Grammy in the very best rap album classification. It was among 3 Grammy elections for the rap artist.
He offered countless albums, increased by hits like “Get At Me Dog” in 1998, “Party Up,” in 1999 and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya,” in 2003.
He parlayed his growing popularity into an acting profession, appearing in numerous movies consisting of, “Romeo Must Die” and “Cradle 2 The Grave.”
That exact same year he spoke to GQ about his battles.
More just recently, DMX delighted fans in 2015 when he appeared in a Verzuz fight with fellow artist Snoop Dogg.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.