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April 12, 2021

Bonus Episode! In Memoriam: #RIPDMX The Crew Remembers A Legend

Bonus Episode! In Memoriam: #RIPDMX The Crew Remembers A Legend

In a special bonus episode, the crew takes time out to memorialize a fallen legend. Earl Simmons bka DMX, who passed away at the age of 50 after being in a vegatative state after a heart attack.He was a transcendent emcee and artist that ushered hip-hop back into the streets who became the first artist in history to have his first five albums all reach No.1 on the Billboard 200.

He would later craft a countless number of hits for the club and the streets with a unique personality and live performances not seen before in hip-hop. He also starred in a numebr of movies and became a pop culture icon. He was a rarity in an age where authenicity was small supply, revealing his flaws, demons and vuneralbility to his fans and the world. He would boast a spirituality that would unite fans, but dealt with mental health issues, drug additction and recurring legal problems. The crew remembers his career and legacy of not just the emcee, but the man.

Show Notes:

The Undefeated: An entire generation owes DMX for his lesson in resilence.


Slate: What Really Made DMX A Singular Star


Consequence of Sound: DMX's Woodstock '99 Performance was Nothing Short of Legendary


NME: Swizz Beatz shares touching tribute to DMX: "He took everybody's pain and made it his."


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