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IN MEMORIUM: DMX
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(New York City Ken)
I THINK THAT HIS PASSING WAS A BAD THING.
I REALLY ENJOYED HIS FILMS. He put in work; below is a list of some of the things he did. He was working in all different positions. He let the people around him down. His music and the films will keep making money.
The label and companies around him should be just as big as many of the record labels and film companies today.
I REALLY LIKED THE FILM "
BELLY."
DMX aka Earl Simmons
Born:
December 18, 1970 in Mount Vernon, New York  Died: April 9, 2021 (age 50) in White Plains, New York
DMX stands for “Dark Man X”, a stage name he chose for himself before fame.
The name DMX was chosen after an instrument that Simmons had used in his younger years at a boy’s home, the Oberheim DMX drum machine.  It was during his time at the boy’s home that he made friends who had similar interests in Hip Hop music.  Simmons teamed up with local rapper Ready Ron, using the stage name, DMX.


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(DJ Frresh-FreshConnection)
“DMX WAS A TRUE ICON IN HIPHOP AND NO ONE EVER HAS DONE WHAT HE DID FOR HIPHOP. I WAS THE FIRST DJ TO PLAY HIS MUSIC ON PORTLAND’S KBOO RADIO & IN THE CLUBS. HE WAS MY HERO AND I’M GOING TO MISS HIS GRIMMEY STYLE AND HOW HE STOOD UP FOR HIP HOP.”


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(DJ D-Tragic – KCSB)
DMX represented one of the most important parts of Hip-Hop. He was unique with the ability to capture everyone's attention.
DMX and his music played a big part in my early dj career. His hits were rough and rugged and raw. His songs brought an energy to the dance floor unlike any other artist. With the loss of DMX, Hip-Hop loses this energy. Since DMX there has been no one trying to copy his style. No one sounds like him.
Some may see his death as a wake up call, shining a light on unhealthy actions. But the world also moves on pretty quickly. DMX should definitely be considered a legend and revered as such. It's a sad day in Hip-Hop.”


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(Grandmixer GMS – KFOX NIGHTBEAT & WRDR)
DMX was an inspiration to me because he experienced extreme difficulties in life and despite those difficulties, he was able to rise above them and make an incredible impact on the world. Even though he ultimately succumbed to the dangers inherent in some of those struggles, his example has the potential to influence others in a positive way so they may avoid the same fate. Of course, DMX was refreshingly original and the energy in his music was a great source of motivation to make it through whatever obstacles being faced. He will be missed and forever appreciated.
May he Rest In Peace.”


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(DJ 3rd Degree – EsWayRadio.com)
“DMX provided the Hip Hop community with a street energy that not many others could bring. When he finally got his time, Bad Boy was blinging up the culture. X brought it back to the streets. His rough tone along with the beats made by PK, Grease, then Swizz were perfect for his energy and voice. I gravitated to him because of his energy and the music.
The community lost a soldier. He had demons he could never out run. He was cool af though. I saw him at DJ Kryptonite’s birthday party back in 2010. Lit the place up man. That is what we will miss. Happily we saw one last glimpse of that raw uncut DMX rocking the Versuz with Snoop back in July 2020. 
Prayers to his family!”


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(Shareef A. Hakim – Black Fist Radio)
“I think emcees like DMX represented real authenticity in hip hop, a hallmark of any emcee from the golden era.  He never compromised on the type of music he wanted to make and always tried to push a message that resonated with the downtrodden of society. His passing is another blow to hip hop, the end of an era. Salute Darkman X”