METHOD MAN, BUSTA RHYMES, SWIZZ BEATZ, GRISELDA & MORE HONOR DMX AT 2021 BET AWARDS

LOS ANGELES, CA – DMX passed away on April 9 at White Plains Hospital after suffering a catastrophic heart attack. Although the Ruff Ryders legend died way before his time, he left behind an impenetrable legacy that continued with release of Exodus last month. At the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday night (June 27), X’s longtime friend and producer Swizz Beatz, Method Man, Busta Rhymes, Griselda and more honored the late Hip Hop luminary with a special tribute performance. “You see a lot of tributes and you can almost predict [what’s going to happen],” Swizz Beatz…

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SWIZZ BEATZ REVEALS LIL DURK & LIL BABY PUSHED BACK THEIR LP FOR DMX’S ‘EXODUS’ ALBUM

Swizz Beatz and Universal Music Group hosted a listening party for DMX’s first posthumous album, Exodus, via Zoom on Thursday evening (May 13). With both excitement and sorrow, Swizz Beatz sailed through the 11-track project with the enthusiasm of a proud parent sending their child off to kindergarten. Although DMX revealed some of the guest features prior to his April 9 death, including Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, U2’s Bono, Alicia Keys, Griselda, Usher and the late Pop Smoke, there were some unexpected surprises. Most notably, JAY-Z and Nas are reunited for the second time this month, following their appearance on DJ Khaled’s “Sorry Not…

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‘X Gon’ Give It to Ya’: New DMX album out on May 28

NEW YORK (AP) — A new album from DMX will be released later this month. DMX’s longtime producer and collaborator, Grammy winner Swizz Beatz, announced on Monday that “EXODUS” will feature new material and drop on May 28. “My brother X was one of the most pure and rare souls I’ve ever met. He lived his life dedicated to his family and music. Most of all, he was generous with his giving and loved his fans beyond measure. This album, X couldn’t wait for his fans all around the world…

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DMX’S 8-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER HAS 20 SONGS READY TO MAKE HIS LEGACY PROUD

The tragic passing of DMX this past April has led to a newfound interest in the late Ruff Ryder’s music, with his streams spiking close to 1000 percent once his death was confirmed. It also has sparked a new vigor in Sonovah Hillman Jr., one of the Hip Hop legend’s 15 children. In a new interview with NBC DFW, the 8-year-old starlet confidently explained how her father’s talent courses through her own veins. “Whatever is on my mind, I just write about it,” Sonovah Hillman Jr. said. “Rapping makes me feel powerful. Someday…

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IRV GOTTI ADDRESSES DMX ‘BAD DOSE OF CRACK’ COMMENT BACKLASH

Irv Gotti faced an onslaught of criticism after he suggested DMX died from a “bad dose of crack” during an interview with Chicago’s 107.5 WGCI last week. Now, the Murder Inc. co-founder has issued an apology in a lengthy Instagram post shared to his account on Saturday (May 1). “1st off,” he began in the caption. “Let me say again. How much I love my n-gga X. The fact that this is coming into Question is the only reason why I feel the need to address the bullshit. I love X and love him Unconditionally and…

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How Much Are DMX’s Royalties Worth?

When DMX died on Friday at the age of 50, the iconic Ruff Ryders rapper left behind a legacy of one of the top emcees of the 1990s and 2000s with five Billboard 200 chart-topping albums to his credit. Beyond his cultural impact, that legacy has financial value too — by source estimates, royalties for his master recordings and publishing would be valued at $17.7 million. Following DMX’s death, rumors began swirling around plans for his master recordings and that they had been sold to various parties, including Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Frequent DMX collaborator Swizz Beatz, who was also reported to…

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