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

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

Loved ones remember DMX at homegoing celebration

  Loved ones remember DMX at homegoing celebration NEW YORK (AP) — Family members, friends and clergy members dressed in white and red honored the life and faith of hip-hop icon DMX at his homegoing celebration Sunday in New York. Religious leaders and musicians prayed, sang and delivered moving tributes as members of DMX's family sat in the first rows of the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn. The private funeral service began 2:30 p.m. EDT Sunday and was broadcast live on BET and the network’s YouTube channel. © Provided by Associated Press People gather for a "Celebration of Life Memorial" for rapper DMX at Barclays Center, Saturday, April. 24, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

“And his journey and his life lessons that were passed on and that will live on for generations to come.” DMX ’s last acting credit was in the 2020 film Fast and Fierce: Death Race. DMX ’s song lyrics. The legendary Harlem rapper‘s gruff lyrical sound reflected his gritty past. However, the first tattoo DMX ever got was the tattoo on his left-tricep, which is of a grim reaper walking a pitbull.

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.

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's Family Remembers Late Rapper During Private Funeral Service

  DMX's Family Remembers Late Rapper During Private Funeral Service The rapper's funeral aired on BET. He was also remembered at a celebration of life memorial on Saturday.The GRAMMY-nominated artist was rushed to a hospital in White Plains, New York, after a heart attack on April 2 and was in the critical care unit before his death.

Police stepped in and saved his life . The site claimed it appeared as if he was having a drug overdose, but the musician's representatives have said the performer suffered an asthma attack. Scroll down for video. Near death experience: DMX was found unconscious in the parking lot of a Ramada Inn in Yonkers, New York on DMX first became a success in the late Nineties when he released Get At Me Dog on Def Jam Recordings. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA. His first major-label album, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, which included the single Ruff Ryders Anthem, was released in May 1998.

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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