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DMX Dead At 50

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DMX has died at the age of 50.

The influential rapper’s death was announced on Friday (April 9) after reportedly suffering an overdose that resulted in a heart attack on April 2, XXL has confirmed.

X’s team shared a statement with XXL this morning: “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.”

Prior to news surfacing online of X’s passing, TMZ reported that the rapper underwent brain functionality tests on Wednesday (April 7) to determine if there had been any improvement in his brain activity following his reported overdose nearly a week ago. However, the outlet revealed Thursday (April 8) that there weren’t any changes to DMX’s brain.

News first broke of X being in bad health on April 3, when the alleged overdose was first reported by TMZ. According to their report, the overdose allegedly occurred at X’s New York home around 11 p.m. He was then rushed to a hospital in White Plains, N.Y. where he was admitted to the ICU. At the time, sources said the rapper may be “brain dead” or in a “vegetative state.” Doctors reportedly said his prognosis was bleak.

After initially hearing about DMX’s health concerns, many rappers hopped on social media with prayers and words of support. Rick Ross was the first rapper to send well wishes to X and then others like Swizz Beatz, Eminem, Kid Cudi, Snoop Dogg and Busta Rhymes followed. A ray of hope came when X’s lawyer, Murray Richman, told New York City’s PIX11 News that X had been taken off life support and was breathing on his own in the afternoon on April 3. However, Murray later admitted he was given wrong information on the MC’s upgraded health status.

Following news that DMX’s family was flying in to be by his side, a rep for the Def Jam artist released a statement. “Last night Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons was rushed to the hospital after collapsing at home. At this time he remains in ICU in critical condition,” the statement read. “Earl has been a warrior his entire life. This situation represents yet another road he must conquer. The Simmons Family appreciates the overwhelming outpouring of heartfelt love, encouragement, support and prayers for Earl. Earl is someone whose life and music have been a source of inspiration and strength to so many people around the world. It is reassuring to see his fans return that same passion and energy to him during his time of need.”

Sadly, X was unable to pull through.

DMX, born Earl Simmons, had a much-publicized battle with drug addiction throughout his entire career, which he spoke and rapped openly about. Considered one of the most influential rappers of the late 1990s and 2000s, DMX breathed new life into the rap game when he released his debut album, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, in 1998, spearheaded by hit singles like “Get at Me Dog,” Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Stop Being Greedy.” He followed up the same year with his sophomore effort, Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, and became the first artist to put out two platinum albums in a year. He would go on to release eight solo studio LPs in total as well as delving into acting with major roles in films like Belly, Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds.

Throughout his career, X struggled to balance fame and staying on the right path. He had been arrested on many occasions in the past two decades, and served a one-year jail stint for tax evasion, for which he was released in 2019. In September of 2019, he signed a new recording contract with Def Jam, reuniting with his first major label home. A month later, he entered into a drug rehabilitation facility. In August of 2020, he announced he was working on his first album since 2015’s Redemption of the Beast with frequent collaborator Swizz Beatz.

Always remembered for his gruff style, strong spirituality and uncanny personality, DMX will truly be missed.

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“Gyakie’s Songs Are More Enjoyable Than Kuami Eugene’s” : Efia Odo Asserts

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Well-known Ghanaian socialite and video vixen, Andrea Owusu, also known as Efia Odo has asserted that Gyakie’s songs are more enjoyable than that of Lynx Entertainment signee, Kuami Eugene.

Her comments came following Kuami Eugene’s assertions about their #FixTheCountry crusade which has been trending on social media for some time now.

Speaking with Blogger, Zionfelix on the Uncut show, the patriotic actress stated that she has always been promoting good music from musicians in Ghana irrespective of the relationship she has with them.

According to Efi Odo, Gyakie who hasn’t been in the industry for long but has managed to break boundaries with craft is far ahead of the “Open Gate” crooner, Kuami Eugene who has been in the industry for a longer period.

She asserted that one of the things that hinders the growth of Ghanaian musicians and their songs is their inability to invest into their craft just like Gyakie is doing with her brand.

She further said that until musicians promote themselves and their craft, Ghanaians will not see the need to promote them as well.

Stating her reason for not liking Kuami Eugene’s songs, the die-hard Kwesi Arthur fan stated that she has always loved songs from Kuami Eugene’s colleague. Kidi, King Promise, and others but not so much into the self-acclaimed ‘Rockstar’s’ songs. She said that she is into Afrobeat but not from the likes of Kuami Eugene.

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I’m Snatching Someone’s Boyfriend Before Summer : Princess Shyngle Warns

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Ghanaian-based Gambian actress Princess Shyngle has warned that she’s going to snatch someone’s boyfriend before summer since she’s now single.

Prince Shyngle in one of her Tik Tok videos warned ladies to be careful as she’s going to snatch someone’s boyfriend from her before summer since she’s now single after ending her 3 months married over alleged domestic violence.

According to Princess Shyngle, whoever’s boyfriend she snatches before summer can feel free to snatch him back after summer because by then she would be done with whatever she wants to do with the guy and can return him to you.

Princess Shyngle recently tried taking her own life after ending her 3 months marriage but now seems to be in need of a man to warm her bed and be in his arms hence set to snatch someone’s boyfriend.

But guess it’s just for this summer as she has made it clear that the lady whose boyfriend she’s going to snatch can feel free to snatch him back after the summer because by then she would have got what she wanted.

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Where My Exes At? : Sandra Ankobiah Looking For Her Exes Because Of This

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Sandra Ankobiah, law practitioner is in search of her exes as she reacts to news of Jenifer Lopez and Ben Affleck coming back together after 17yrs of separation.

The chemistry between Jenifer Lopez and Ben Affleck has surprised a lot of people that they have been able to rekindle the love they have for each other after 17yrs and Sandra Ankobiah wants to do the same with one of her exes.

Reacting to that, Sandra Ankobiah asked where her exes at and netizens have helped her by tagging her celebrity ex-boyfriend Payday for her to be able to find him quick enough so they can get back with each other.

Sandra Ankobiah and Payday separated long enough even before she went to enhance her body and will be the right person for her to recreate the Jenifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s comeback as she wants hence let’s help her find Payday.

Sandra Ankobiah is a 37-year-old Ghanaian lawyer, TV host, and entrepreneur who is fond of living a lavish lifestyle on the gram but now is looking for her exes because of the news of Jenifer Lopez and Ben Affleck coming back after 17yrs.

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