REMEMBERING // DMX
April 10th, 2021 // Populist // Remembering
DMX is like the Queen (the band) of rap. Even if you have no idea who they are, you’ve heard at least five of their songs. Unfortunately, after a hectic week of being on life support, DMX has passed away at the age of 50.
DMX has struggled his whole life with drug addiction. In stead of us telling you the story you should hear him tell you it himself. He tells a very heart felt version of it on Talib Kweli’s show The People's Party.
Life ain't sweet all the time, it's not always handed to you wrapped up in a bow. People grow up in situations that to say the least, aren't ideal. What happens when the only people you have to look up to don’t have your best interest at hand?
Addiction isn’t new and it's not going anywhere anytime soon. What we can say is whatever we’re trying to do to help it, is not working, the war on drugs has been lost.
But he was human, we all are and while we’re still alive, lets celebrate the time he was here. Point blank DMX was a hit machine. One of the most recognizable voices ever recorded. The conviction and strength in his delivery is unmatched, a unique voice to say least. A voice you listen to and you don’t question, you can’t have that voice unless you’ve lived the life DMX has lived.
5 multi-platinum albums. When people actually spent money just to listen to an 1 album. Like god damn when you head a DMX song come on, whether its a movie, commercial, a bar, sports game, you know something is about to go down.
DMX was iconic, an amazing actor as well. I imagine, the same charisma that makes you good at rapping is the same charisma that makes you good at acting. One of our favorite DMX moments is his role in the movie Belly as Tommy 'Buns' Bundy.
And you already know this pops into your head, or your news feed every winter.