It’s been a sad day for music and hip hop in particular. Veteran rapper Earl Simmons, professionally known as DMX passed on today the 9th of April 2021 after a week long coma.
The passing on of the former Ruff Ryder’s member has been a really sobering moment for music lovers particularly from the late 90’s to the early to mid 2000’s era. DMX was responsible for so many hits and his husky, gritty style of rap would surely be missed.
The rapper during his lifetime had been a big influence on a lot of rappers, with our Nigerian acts not exempted. One of Nigeria’s foremost emcee’s, M.I who was greatly influenced by X joined Show Dem Camp, Vector and Eva Alordiah amongst many to pay their tributes to the late hip hop powerhouse.
M.I penned down this heartfelt tribute:
Vector on a simple yet profound note wrote
Show Dem Camp who obviously influenced by the late DMX wrote on Instagram,
“Legends never truly die Rest in Power.”
Eva Alordiah wrote the most beautiful piece,
” No more pain X. Thank you for your wonderful gift & for showing the light. There will never be another you. You will always be forever.”
DMX had struggled with substance abuse and depression for a long time and had just gotten out of prison in 2019, we hope His soul finds peace.
Our hearts go out to the family of Earl Simmons who was responsible for so many memorable hits. Rest in power X.