Late Friday night (April 2) rap superstar DMX suffered a drug overdose at his home. According to TMZ, sources close to DMX claim that the overdose happened at 11 p.m. Additionally, sources also claim that the overdose triggered a heart attack.
DMX has been hospitalized in White Plains, New York, and is currently in the critical care unit. While most of us are hoping that the head Ruff Ryder pulls through, as of now the likelihood of recovery seems slim.
TMZ reports that DMX has “some brain activity,” however another source says “he’s in a “vegetative state” and doctors have cautioned he may not make it.”
Drug addiction has been an ongoing battle many years for X, landing him in and out of rehab several times. Back in 2019 X checked himself into rehab again shortly after he served a 12 month prison sentence for tax evasion. During that time DMX also canceled shows in order to focus on regaining sobriety, according to TMZ.
Although he has struggled with addiction for a long while—which has affected his career in some ways—DMX remains as one of hip-hop’s most revered rappers ever. When it comes to most rap debates about who is one of the best rappers of all time, DMX is often included in that conversation.
DMX didn’t only create timeless songs like “Party Up” and “What’s My Name?,” but he also made albums that were complete masterpieces. Even now Dark Man X’s debut album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot” is still one of the most introspective, profound and grittiest hip-hop records ever constructed.
The pain, the anger and the honesty that Dark Man X inserts into his music is why DMX is so beloved. Alongside being iconized by fans, X is also extremely valued by his peers in the hip-hop game and other music artists in general.