DMX PASSED 1970-2021
I would not classify myself as a hip-hop head, but I grew up on old skool rappers such as Snoop Dog, LL Cool J, Biggie, etc, and DMX was included so his passing did come as a shock. Anyone who loses their life to addiction is an awfully sad thing. DMX songs make me reminisce about 90's and early 2000's house parties and nightclubs everyone would go crazy when the Ruff Ryder anthem was played and his other songs such as "what your want". EARL SIMMONS DMX-born Earl Simmons born and raised in New York experienced a troubled and controversial life, abandoned by both Mother and Father and raised by his Grandmother who was the only one who showed him, unconditional love. His drug-taking began at the tender age of 14 years old, his uncle laced his weed with crack cocaine which made him an instant addict. He began his Hip-Hop career in his town of Vermont New York in the '80s and went on to create groups such as Ruff Ryders and murder Inc, and started in successful movies, he also has 15 biological children. DRUG ADDICTION Drug addiction is a genuine illness that is normally judged harshly and not seen as a real illness. I disagree it is a real illness that alters the brains functioning which can be fatal, some can function
with drug use others it destroys their whole life. "Addiction is defined as a disease by most medical associations" Addictions can cause so much disruption in the users' life from relationships, finances ,family etc. Not a lot of good comes from addiction, many lose everything but are still unable to stop it is a genuine addiction and DMX eventually lost his life due to an unfortunate overdose. There have been many other celebs who lost their life lost due to drug use such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Prince, and more. MUSICAL ACHIEVEMENTS DMX has achieved so much in his 30-year career from starting out rapping in friends basements writing rap rhymes then went on to lead the Ruff Ryders as well as achieving huge success being a solo act with hits such as "UP IN HERE " He also gained critical success in mains stream films such as Romeo must die with the late Aaliyah, Cradle to the grave, Belly, etc beyond the law, and many more a multifaceted person. DEATH A man of faith who stated that he read the bible every day and has a relationship with God succumbed to the end of his life by suffering a fatal heart attack caused by a drug overdose which caused his untimely death on 9th April. Have you lost someone to drug addiction ?