Rapper, actor DMX has died aged 50

"Y'all gon' make me lose my mind, up in here, up in here, y'all gon' make me go all out

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Earl "DMX" Simmons, born in Mount Vernon and raised in Yonkers, actor and rapper, passed away on April 9, 2021 in White Plains, New York. I grew up listening to rap music which, in the early 2000s in Italy, wasn't exactly common. But I was an awkward kid, the opposite of those socially apt jocks, and rap music - and the hip hop culture in general - was an outlet I used to learn English and find my space.

DMX's style was unique, "barking" rhyme after rhyme with his trademark raspy voice and delivery. He also appeared in two old school films that are well worth a watch, in my view, 'Cradle 2 the Grave', with Jet Li, Anthony Anderson and Gabrielle Union; and Exit Wounds, with Michael Jai White and Steven Seagal.

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  • Wonderful person, horrible life. RIP

      1 month ago
  • unfortunately.. I got to know his music from a "Party Up" song (in the film "Gone in 60 Seconds") in 2000. The Snake Scene in a car parking with Hummer H1!

      1 month ago
  • While I do appreciate hiphop/rap, I don't exactly listen to a lot of it. I'm not familiar with much of DMX's discography. That being said, I do like the tracks I happen know, but his style, while original and recognizable, isn't one i can listen to for a prolonged period.

    My favorite rapper at this moment is Harry Mack, he's a master of freestyle rapping. For those of you unfamiliar with his work, go check him out on YouTube, he's well worth a watch- he's really cool and very talented.

      1 month ago
  • RIP one of my favorites

      1 month ago
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