Entertainment DMX Reflected on His Life in Last Recorded Interview (Exclusive)

05:50  05 may  2021
05:50  05 may  2021 Source:   etonline.com

Touching Videos of DMX's Humanity Go Viral as Rapper Remains on Life Support

  Touching Videos of DMX's Humanity Go Viral as Rapper Remains on Life Support "The finest moment DMX ever gave to the world was him riding the slingshot in Orlando with his daughter," a Twitter user wrote while sharing a viral video of the rapper, who remained hospitalized in critical condition on Wednesday. © Prince Williams/Getty Rapper DMX is pictured attending a party in Atlanta, Georgia on February 19, 2021. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has been hospitalized at White Plains Hospital in New York since suffering a heart attack last Friday.

[Update: DMX died on Friday at 50 in White Plains, N.Y.] Earl Simmons, the rapper known as DMX , was on life support on Sunday afternoon and was in a “vegetative state,” said his former manager, who said she has been in contact with his family. Mr. Simmons’s longtime lawyer said he had been hospitalized after a heart attack. “He expressed the pain and suffering in a very unique way,” Mr. Richman said. “He truly is reflective of a whole segment of our society whose pain and suffering go unrecorded.” In an interview with PIX11 News on Saturday, Mr. Richman said he was concerned about Mr. Simmons.

You could argue that his entire life is built around that line from 1998’s Flesh of my Flesh, but it’s increasingly become more apt for the last decade. Rappers exaggerate. It’s a part of the craft and comes with the territory. When Jay Z tells Prodigy he’s got money stacks bigger than him, the audience knows he’s not being literal. DMX is no different. As honest as his music was, I don’t know anyone who actually believes he’s “f*cked a corpse,” but lost in all the hyperbole are always nuggets of truth.

DMX standing in front of a building © TVOne’s 'Uncensored'

Ahead of his death in April, DMX reflected on his life and legacy. The iconic artist sat down for what would be his final recorded interview back in March, and opened up about his personal journey.

"I always say I'm gonna look back on my life just before I go and thank God for every moment. For every single moment," the legendary rapper -- who's real name was Earl Simmons -- said in an interview with TVOne's Uncensored back in March.

The sit-down came just three weeks before DMX suffered a heart attack that left him on life support in the hospital in White Plains, New York, for a week before his eventual death on April 9, at the age of 50.

DMX († 50): The US rapper is dead

 DMX († 50): The US rapper is dead After tragic collapse, the RAP legend DMX died on 09.PRIL 2021 at the age of 50 years. This confirms his family. © Getty Images / Michael Hicaey US Rapper DMX Already on April 2, 2021, it became known that DMX († 50) was taken to the hospital for a heart attack in the hospital and would be in the intensive care unit. His condition was already considered critical. Today (09 April 2021) his family confirms "E! Online" then the sad news: DMX has died.

DMX got his start in music back in the '80s, performing with Ready Ron -- while simultaneously serving time behind bars until he finally dedicated himself to music full-time in the '90s. He eventually got signed to Columbia Records ' Ruffhouse imprint, and appeared on records with Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Mase and even the rock band Sum 41. He really seemed to turn his life around in 2019 after ending a 12-month sentence for tax evasion. DMX had long battled substance abuse and it was at this point that he did his last rehab stint.

Murder Inc. Records co-founder Irv Gotti is clapping back at people who think he has anything but love for the late rapper DMX . The record executive has been on the receiving end of criticism after speaking with Chicago hip-hop and R&B station 107.5 WGCI about the rapper’s death potentially being connected to his drug use. “They said it was a bad dose of crack, and they said some drug fentanyl was mixed in with the crack and that’s what made him overdose,” said Gotti to the show’s hosts.

During the interview, the "X Gon' Give It to Ya" rapper reflected on how many people told him at an early age that he wasn't going to make it as an artist, or even be alive for long.

"Up until I was 20, I was told I wouldn't live to see 20," DMX shared, adding that it became his mission to "out live every body's expectations. And not just out live but out perform, out last 'em."

And this drive to thrive in his life seemingly went hand-in-hand with his appreciation for his success.

"Every good idea is a gift from God, and how you say thank you is by using it," he shared.

Part one of the two-part special, Uncensored DMX, airs Sunday, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on TVOne.

For more on DMX's emotional memorial service, which was held in late April, see the video below.

Beyoncé, JAY-Z and More Stars in Attendance for DMX’s Memorial Service

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