New York: Response to the dying of Grammy-nominated rapper DMX, who died Friday at 50.
— “Earl Simmons was an exquisite, caring father, and a delicate, considerate man. Sadly, Darkish Man X took over and ran amok, tormented and struggling to search out the sunshine. … DMX gave me the inspiration to maintain going at Def Jam when rap grew to become smooth and foolish,” Lyor Cohen, a former govt at Def Jam, mentioned in an announcement.
— “DMX is a legend,” mentioned hip-hop and digital music producer Flying Lotus. “You possibly can’t be a fan and never really feel empathy for him in his journey,” Flying Lotus mentioned on Wednesday whereas the rapper was hospitalized. “You consider Stomach and all the nice stuff that he was a part of. However he was dealt such a bizarre hand, I feel, with the drug stuff. And I simply have empathy as a result of I do know it’s an actual factor that habit is loopy. And so many individuals, they wrestle with it and it’s not straightforward.”
— “It’s so unhappy to listen to concerning the passing of DMX. He was a real legend to the hip-hop group. I used to be individually impressed by him from his distinctive type. I bear in mind touring and being on loads of exhibits with him. At some point I used to be popping out of my lodge and DMX noticed me and requested, ‘was his youngster’s mom pulling me again?’ ‘Pulling Me Again’ was my newest report at the moment for the women. I used thus far his youngster’s mother and he knew that however he was cool. It by no means was a difficulty as a result of he knew it was earlier than him. He all the time confirmed me love and we all the time talked after we bumped into one another,” rapper Chingy mentioned in an announcement.
— “Gods Poet. I Love You,” rapper Nas mentioned in an Instagram publish.
— “#mydog X I do know that you’re in the place of peace you deserve. I can be endlessly grateful to have identified you. You had been one of the vital particular folks I’ve ever met. Filled with Humour, expertise, knowledge honesty and love and most of all loyalty. This world has misplaced a REAL ONE however the heavens have gained an ANGEL,” rapper Eve mentioned in an Instagram publish.
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— “RIP DMX. I pray for the consolation of your kids and family members,” actor Viola Davis mentioned on Twitter. — “Relaxation In Peace DMX, a real legend. It was actually my honor to work and get to know you,” actor Jet Li mentioned on Twitter.
Relaxation In Peace DMX, a real legend. It was actually my honor to work and get to know you. ❤️ — Jet Li 李连杰 (@jetli_official) April 9, 2021
— “What they thought was a battle ended up being a household reunion. Of two Doggs who liked all the pieces about one another thank. U. X for loving me again. C u after I get there,” rapper Snoop Dogg, who confronted off in opposition to DMX in a Verzuz battle final 12 months, mentioned in an Instagram publish.
— “Relaxation straightforward king Hug my Babegirl Aaliyah whenever you see her !!!!” mentioned producer Timbaland on Twitter.
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— “Earl you had and nonetheless have a coronary heart of gold. You and Child Woman will meet once more with all the attractive folks now we have misplaced. Will always remember your kindness. NEVER! Blessing to your loved ones! Eternally!” mentioned Diane Haughton, the mom of the late singer Aaliyah, mentioned on Instagram.