Hip Hop Legend DMX On Life Support After Suffering Heart Attack

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  • Rapper and actor DMX whose real name is Earl Simmons was put on life support on Sunday afternoon and is in a vegetative state.
  • Murray Richman, DMX's longtime lawyer said the hip hop guru had been hospitalized after he suffered from a heart attack.
  • DMX has received three Grammy nominations, all of which came in either 2000 or 2001. Two were for Best Rap Solo Performance and the third was for Best Rap Album.

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Rapper and actor DMX whose real name is Earl Simmons was put on life support on Sunday afternoon and is in a vegetative state.

His ex-manager, Nakia Walker, who has been in close contact with the family revealed that they had been left with nothing to do but pray.

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Murray Richman, DMX’s longtime lawyer said the hip hop guru had been hospitalized after he suffered from a heart attack at his home in White Plains, N.Y., on Friday.

“He is truly an amazing person, He walked into a room, he lit up the room. He couldn’t help making you feel good in his presence,” Richman stated.

He further revealed that the 50 year old musician had endured a tough life and found a way of sharing this with the world through his music.

“He expressed the pain and suffering in a very unique way, he truly is reflective of a whole segment of our society whose pain and suffering go unrecorded,” the lawyer added.

Fellow hip hop legends took to social media in support of DMX.

“Pray for DMX and his family” wrote Missy Elliott,  while LLCOOLJ wrote “Today is 4/3/21 – it’s only right that we celebrate the talent and genius of my brother DMX on the 4,3,2,1 song. We Love you X get well fast.”

 

DMX sold millions of records and was the first musician whose first four albums debuted at number one on the billboard chart.

He became known for electrifying audiences at concerts with hits that include “Party Up,” from 1999, and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya,” from 2003.

DMX has received three Grammy nominations, all of which came in either 2000 or 2001. Two were for Best Rap Solo Performance and the third was for Best Rap Album.

Despite his success the musician has never been shy of controversy having been arrested severally and even served time in Jail.

DMX has been arrested for fraud, assault, driving under the influence and without a license, and weapon and narcotics possession.

In 2008 he served time in jail after pleading guilty to animal cruelty, drug possession and theft.

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