The rap world is in mourning after the death of rapper DMX, the musician who produced such well-known songs as “Ruff Ryders Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here).” At age 50, the Grammy-nominated can ante – considered from the same litter as Jay Z – died of “catastrophic cardiac arrest,” according to information released by the White Plains Hospital in New York.
According to local media reports, the rapper was rushed to the hospital on April 2. Relatives of the rapper who went by the name Earl Simmons reported through a statement that DMX died while surrounded by his loved ones after being in intensive care for several days.
At the moment it is not known if there are more details about the DMX funeral. Earl was a warrior who fought to the end. He loved his family with all his heart, and we value the time we spent with him, reads the text released by the rapper’s family. “He inspired countless fans around the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever,” they added.
DMX had one of the best-known careers in the rap genre and became known in the 1990s and early 2000s. In parallel to its fame, DMX also struggled with drug addictions and problems with the Justice that put him several times behind bars. As soon as the news of his death was known, fans took to social networks to fire him.
The DMX record label, Def Jam Recordings, demonstrated on the virtual platforms to offer condolences for the death. “His message of triumph over the struggle, his search for light in the dark, his search for truth and his grace brought us closer to our own humanity,” they stated in the statement where they described him as “nothing less than a giant.”