New York rapper DMX was hospitalized on Friday April 2 after a heart attack. Still in a coma, his brain capacities were tested by doctors, reports NBC . The results of these tests carried out on Wednesday April 7 could be decisive for its future, according to its producer Steve Rifkind.
His state of health has not changed since entering the hospital, however, according to information from the American media. “DMX is currently on life support and in a coma. There are several people who have inaccurate information about his well-being ” , Steve Rifkind told NBC , this Tuesday 6 April. Adding : “Tomorrow he will have more tests on his brain capacity and his family will determine what is best from there” .
DMX reportedly underwent drug rehab in 2019
The rapper’s lawyer said he could not confirm information from the specialized site TMZ that the 50-year-old New York rapper, known to have had drug problems, overdosed. DMX had in particular done a detoxification in 2019, according to TMZ.
The rapper, real name Earl Simmons, had his heyday in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with hits like « X Gon’Give It To Ya » or « Party Up ».
Author of eight albums, the last in 2015, DMX is one of hip-hop’s darkest figures, exposing his inner demons in hymns that have earned him both commercial and critical acclaim.
« Get At Me Dog », son premier grand single
Son premier grand single, « Get At Me Dog », starring Def Jam, was released in 1998, from their debut studio album, «I t’s Dark and Hell Is Hot. »
The album had climbed to number one in the ranking of Billboard, with a second hit, « Ruff Ryders’Anthem », marking the beginning of a commercial success that will last for several years.
Throughout his career, he has often had trouble with the law, with charges of possession of narcotics, cruelty to animals, dangerous driving, non-payment of support, or even, for having been killed. pass for a federal agent.
In November 2017, he pleaded guilty to tax evasion, admitting to having avoided paying $ 1.7 million in taxes. He was sentenced to one year in prison and returned some $ 2.3 million.
An organized prayer vigil
Hundreds of fans gathered Monday April 5 for a prayer vigil in northern New York outside the hospital where the rapper DMX is in critical condition.
His fiancee and ex-wife were in tears as they read a prayer for the rapper, whose fans chanted “DMX” as they raised their fists to the sky in honor of their star.
A procession of motorcycles then traveled the street in front of the establishment to the sound of DMX hits among which « Ruff Ryders’Anthem ».
“We cannot dream of a better artist”exclaimed family friend AB Butler, confiding in theAFP to have ” broken heart “. “He has come a long way in his life, a hard life, and it is very important to just come and see where he is today”, says a fan, Beverly Bailey.
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