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Remembering DMX: Celebrities, artists, paid tribute to the death of the legend

April 12th, 2021

Known for his gruff voice, and genius ad-libs, hardcore rapper, Earl Simmons, also known as DMX (Dark Man X) has died on April 9 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Describing the artist as “nothing less than a giant” by his record label Def Jam, DMX’s first studio album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in 1998. The multiplatinum –selling album was then followed by four straight chart-topping albums, earning him three Grammy nominations, and named as favorite rap/hip-hop artist at the 2000 American Music Awards.

DMX entered the music scene the same time as Jay-Z and Ja-rule. Along with his success in music, DMX also made a career as an actor when he starred in films such as “Romeo Must Die”, “Exit Wounds” and Cradle 2 the Grave” with Jet Li.

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Deeply saddened by the news, fans, families and fellow artists from both music and acting worlds expressed their grief and paid tribute on social media.

 

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With great dedication and passion at what he does, DMX truly made his mark as an actor and one of hip-hop’s most recognizable names in the rap industry. His legacy will forever remain and will continue to have an impact on the hip-hop culture and music industry.

 

 

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