The Associated Press reports:
DMX, the raspy, growling New York rapper who rose to fame with his 1998 blockbuster debut, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” and became a chart and tabloid mainstay for years after, has died at age 50.
He was hospitalized on April 2 after suffering a heart attack following a reported drug overdose, and had been in a vegetative state, according to his manager.
DMX was a dominant figure in hip-hop and popular music in the late 1990s and 2000s. Each of his first five albums reached No. 1 on the Billboard album chart.
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The Christian Post reports:
The mainstream rapper has never shied away from sharing his Christian faith despite his sometimes vulgar music. He has recorded several songs talking about his faith, including “Lord Give Me a Sign” and “Damien.”
DMX has openly said in the past that he wants to become a pastor. In a video posted on Facebook in 2016, he stated that his dream of becoming a minister is slowly becoming a reality.
The video showed the emcee behind a pulpit preaching about the miracle that is birthed from tragedy.
DMX’s Family Reveals He Passed Away at 50, Leaves Behind 17 Children https://t.co/ETkLxlOFuz
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DMX, the Grammy-nominated rapper from New York, has died at age 50 following a heart attack https://t.co/jYncH4CSTX
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