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Report – DMX’s Cause of Death Revealed as Heart Attack

[ad_1] Three months after DMX’s tragic death, the cause of his demise has finally been revealed.According to a report on Vulture, published on Thursday (July 8), a source from the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s office told the website that DMX’s cause of death is allegedly listed as cardiac arrest caused by acute cocaine intoxication."It was cardiac arrest for a period of time, so there was no circulation to the brain," says the source, adding that acute cocaine intoxication had "caused this chain of events."DMX, real name Earl Simmons, died on April 9 after reportedly suffering an overdose that resulted in a heart attack on April 2, XXL confirmed with the late rapper's...

Def Jam Paid $35,000 for DMX’s Funeral – Report

[ad_1] Def Jam Recordings, DMX's record label, covered the tab for the late rapper's funeral services with zero hesitation.According to a report from TMZ on Monday (June 21), the label spent over $35,000 for X's memorial celebration. Apparently, Def Jam took responsibility for the bill DMX's family received from Brooks Memorial Home Inc. in X's hometown of Yonkers, N.Y.Based on documents obtained by the outlet, the costs the label covered included transferring DMX to the funeral home, embalming fluid, the hearse and flowers. It's unclear how much the label sprung for the "Long Live DMX" pickup truck that transported the rhymer's body during his funeral procession.The customized red casket, however, was $7,450. The total amount Def Jam...

DMX’s Posthumous Album Exodus Arrives – Listen

[ad_1] Nearly two months after his tragic death at the age of 50, DMX's posthumous album, Exodus, has arrived.What may be X's last ride contains 13 songs. The star-studded tracklist features names like Jay-Z, Nas—who has two features on the project—Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, Benny The Butcher, The LOX, Moneybagg Yo, Bono and others. The Pop Smoke collaboration that was expected to be on the album did not make the final cut.The LP is executive produced by X's frequent collaborator Swizz Beatz, who was closely involved in the album. “My brother X was one of the most pure and rare souls I’ve ever...

Report – DMX’s Estate Is Worth Less Than $1 Million

[ad_1] A new report has revealed information about the late DMX's estate.According to an article published in the New York Daily News on Tuesday (May 25), the beloved rhymer, who died on April 9 following an alleged overdose that led to a heart attack, has an estate that is worth less than $1 million. The estate could potentially be worth less than $50,000, the newspaper adds.The publication claims that this information was supposedly disclosed after five of X's 15 children filed paperwork in Westchester County's Surrogate Court. On May 10, Sasha Simmons and Jada Oden, daughters of the former Ruff Ryders Entertainment artist, filed papers in court while documents were filed on behalf of DMX's...

Swizz Beatz Interview – Godfather of Harlem, DMX’s Legacy & More

[ad_1] As the executive music producer providing the soundtrack curation for each episode of EPIX’s gangster drama Godfather of Harlem, Swizz Beatz has found another home to showcase his expert knowledge of beats, rhymes and life.Now that the show’s second season is underway, recently airing episode five, Swizz linked up with XXL via Zoom to give details about the ins and outs of his role as the executive music producer, and what it takes to become the voice in actor Forest Whitaker's head.For those who haven’t tapped in yet, each episode of Godfather of Harlem, which airs every Sunday at 9 p.m./8 p.m. ET/CT on EPIX, is a puzzle piece in the riveting story of Harlem kingpin Bumpy Johnson, portrayed...

DMX Posthumous Album Exodus to Be Released This Month

[ad_1] It looks like we will be getting DMX's posthumous album before the end of the month.On Monday (May 10), one month after X's passing, the rapper's label Def Jam announced via Twitter that the Yonkers, N.Y. MC's last album, Exodus, is coming out on May 28. "The legacy continues. EXODUS 5/28," the tweet simply reads. A photo of the rapper is attached. DMX's Instagram account also confirmed the news with the same photo and caption.Swizz Beatz will be executive producing the LP. “My brother X was one of the most pure and rare souls I’ve ever met," Swizzy said in a statement. "He lived his life dedicated to his family and...

Irv Gotti Apologizes for Comments He Made About DMX’s Death

[ad_1] Irv Gotti is now apologizing for making premature comments about DMX's cause of death.On Saturday morning (May 1), the Murder Inc. co-founder posted a lengthy message on Instagram in response to the backlash he received for saying X died after smoking a bad batch of crack spiked with Fentanyl during a recent interview on Chicago radio station 107.5's The Morning Show. "1st off. Let me say again. How much I love my nigga 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 that won’t change til I die. Dog Love."...

Irv Gotti Says DMX Died of Crack Overdose, 50 Cent Calls Irv Out

[ad_1] 50 Cent is coming for Irv Gotti for comments Irv made about the cause of DMX's death.Following a radio interview Irv did with 107.5 WGCI in Chicago on April 23, in which he claims Earl "DMX" Simmons died of drug-related causes, 50 Cent has called out the Murder Inc. Records cofounder for his comments. In an Instagram post shared on Thursday (April 29), the Grammy Award-winning rapper responded to Irv for speaking out of turn."This guy is a idiot, did he just say DMX died from smoking crack and fentanyl! ‍why would he say that?," Fif captioned the upload, which features an audio clip of Irv Gotti's recent radio interview.In the interview with The Morning Show, Irv provided unconfirmed information regarding...

Kanye West’s Yeezy DMX Tribute Shirt Raises $1 Million – Report

[ad_1] The DMX tribute shirt created by Kanye West's Yeezy brand and Balenciaga has reportedly netted over $1 million in profits that will benefit the family of the late rapper.On Sunday (April 25), TMZ reported that sources in the Kanye camp tell them the shirt quickly raked in seven-figures after going on sale on April 24 and selling out within hours. As announced, net profits from the one-time drop will go to DMX's kids.The shirt, which was made by luxury brand Balenciaga at the behest of West, hit the ’Net over the weekend. The long-sleeve, over-sized shirt features an image of X, who is flanked by two crosses. The acronym R.I.P. is above his head....

Kanye West’s Yeezy Brand Releases DMX Tribute Shirt

[ad_1] Kanye West is paying tribute to DMX with a t-shirt from Balenciaga.The music-fashion mogul commissioned the luxury line to produce a t-shirt in honor of X's tragic passing. Made available on Saturday (April 24), the long-sleeve shirt features a printed on image of X flanked by two crosses. The acronym R.I.P. is above his head while his birth and death dates are shown on the sleeve. The back features the phrase "In Loving Memory" toward the bottom. The shirt only comes in black and can be purchased for $200 at dmx-tribute.com. The net proceeds will go to DMX's family, according to the site.The new release comes the same day as X's...