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Rapper DMX passed away after nearly a week of living with the help of medical devices after a heart attack he suffered. News of the grief was also confirmed by his lawyers by giving a statement from the rapper’s family.
“Earl was a fighter who fought to the end,” the statement read to AFP.
The rapper, who breathed his last at the age of 50, is known for often recounting the struggles of American street life and his inner anguish. He died on Friday (9/4) White Plains Hospital in New York, and was accompanied by his loved ones.
“He loved his family with all his heart and we appreciate the time we spent with him.”
Rapper DMX was popular in the 1990s and early 2000s with hits such as, Party Up, Give It To Ya, and X Gon. It is known that he grew up in suburban New York in Yonkers and had a pretty bleak childhood. He and his mother and siblings grew up in a housing project where he was abused.
DMX itself was once labeled with a reputation as a troubled child. Some of his youth was also spent visiting troubled children’s homes. At the age of 14, he began his struggle against addiction and in and out of prison.
After successfully becoming a celebrity, rapper DMX is also still experiencing legal problems. He has been accused of drug possession, animal abuse, reckless driving, tax evasion and child support issues.
Nevertheless, rappnya considered honest and outspoken and deep rap tone was able to leave an indelible impression for his fans.
“DMX is an intelligent and inspiring artist for millions of people around the world. His message of triumph over struggle, his search for light from darkness, his pursuit of truth brought us closer to the human side of ourselves,” Def Jam Recordings, DMX’s label, said in a statement after the news of his death.
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is one of the title songs of rapper DMX that went viral in 2012.