As DMX remains on life support in a New York hospital, it’s clear to see the major impact that he has on the world. X has been in a coma since Monday and his condition has not changed. According to his manager Steve Rifkind, X’s brain was deprived of oxygen for up to 30 minutes. Since his hospitalization, many fans have gathered around White Plains Hospital to show support. Thousands, maybe even millions of fans are showing support in person and on social media. It is safe to say that the love for DMX is about more than just music.
DMX has been an active rapper for 30 years but dropped his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot in the summer of 1998. This album had classics like “Ruff Ryders Anthem“, “Get At Me Dog”, and “How’s It Going Down”. This album sold 251,000 the first week and went on to go 4X platinum 2 years later. These days your favorite artist will drop an album every 2 years and once a year if you are lucky. DMX not only dropped two albums in the same year but also two platinum albums. Something that has only been done by a handful of artists in the history of music. X went on to record three more platinum albums after that.
After dominating the music industry, DMX decided to show the world just how talented he is by jumping into the film industry. Movies like Belly, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, and Romeo Must Die, are all cult classics that are loved by many. His impact is undeniable and fairly comparable to the likes of Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., and Jay-z. During this tough time, the culture is rooting for more than just a rapper or public figure, but also a man who impacted many for over 20 years.