USA: American rap legend DMX is dead

The rapper with tens of millions of records sold died Friday April 9 after being hospitalized for a heart attack caused by an overdose.

Rap is losing a major new figure. After the death of Briton MF Doom on October 31, 2020, it is this time the New York legend DMX, alias Earl Simmons, who died on Friday April 9 in a hospital in the New York suburbs at only 50 years old.

The rapper with more than 30 million records sold in the world had been hospitalized for a week for a heart attack contracted after an overdose at the White Plains hospital, north of  New York . In a statement posted to social media, his family said, “He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times spent with him […] His music has inspired countless fans around the world . “

For its part, Def Jam Recordings, the record company with which he had released several of his most famous albums, declared that “DMX was a brilliant artist and an inspiration to millions of people around the world”.

Author of eight albums , most of them very well sold, the last in 2015, DMX was among the darkest figures of hip-hop, exhibiting his inner demons in tracks that have earned him both commercial and international success. critical. Known to have had drug problems, he had notably undergone drug rehab in 2019. 

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