After suffering a heart attack triggered by a drug overdose last weekend, on Friday (April 9), DMX passed away at White Plains Hospital, NY. He was 50.
As a show of remembrance, Mp3bullet compiles a list of 10 greatest songs the rapper, DMX leaves behind.
Earl Simmons best known as DMX fronted one of hip-hop’s most prolific record labels, Ruff Ryders, on his road to enormous success. The Yonkers artist found fame in the ‘90s and ‘00s with his unmistakable, hoarse vocals.
Stop Being Greedy (1998)
With the barking dog snippets and that haunted house organ running throughout, DMX managed to sneak a hardcore hip-hop Jekyll-and-Hyde tale onto the Hot 100 with “Stop Being Greedy.
DMX is the rap game’s Robin Hood on “Stop Being Greedy”, portraying two distinct personas on the track.
The song is the second single from his debut studio album. The single peaked at No.79 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
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Blackout (feat. Jay-Z and The Lox) (1998)
It wouldn’t be right if Yonkers’ DMX didn’t do something with an artist or two from P.Diddy’s Bad Boy stable, one of the most notable New York labels ever. In comes The LOX, a group comprised of Yonkers’ Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sleek Louch, who were signed to Bad Boy before jumping ship Ruff Ryders in 2000. Just when you thought ‘Blackout’ couldn’t become more New York, the smooth-talking, Rocafella big shot Jay-Z