New York rapper DMX was hospitalized Friday after a heart attack, and was still in critical condition Saturday, his attorney Murray Richman said.
“He was admitted to White Plains Hospital at 11 a.m. yesterday, a city in the suburbs of New York where he lives, after having” a heart attack, “AFP told Mr. Richman, who rapidly representing 25 years,
“As far as I know he is still on life support,” the lawyer added, saying he was “very worried”.
The lawyer said he could not confirm information from the specialist site TMZ, according to which the 50-year-old rapper from New York, admitted that he had drug problems, overdosed.
DMX in particular had done a detox in 2019, according to TMZ.
The rapper, real name Earl Simmons, had his heyday in the late ’90s and early 2000s, with hits like’ X Gon ‘Give It To Ya’ or ‘Party Up’.
Author of eight albums, the last in 2015, DMX is one of the darkest figures of hip-hop, exposing his inner demons in hymns that have earned him both commercial and critical acclaim.
Her first big single, “Get At Me Dog”, starring Def Jam, was released in 1998, taken from her first studio album, “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot.”
The album climbed to number 1 on the Billboard charts, with a second hit, “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”, announcing the start of a commercial success that would last for several years.
Throughout his career, he has often been in trouble with the law, with accusations of possession of narcotics, cruelty to animals, dangerous driving, failure to pay alimony, or even posing as a federal agent.
In November 2017, he pleaded guilty to tax evasion, admitting that he had avoided paying $ 1.7 million in taxes. He was sentenced to one year in prison and to return some $ 2.3 million.