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DMX's Last Album Was Finished Before He Died

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DMX's Last Album Was Finished Before He Died

DMX reportedly completed a new album before his death.

The legendary rapper, real name Earl Simmons, passed away on 9 April after suffering a heart attack.

However, following news of his tragic death, his tour manager, Craig Brodhead, told the media that he had finished the new release, which he had been working on in Nashville over the past year.

Speaking Fox 5 outside of White Plains Hospital in New York, Brodhead, alongside Ruff Ryders Entertainment co-founder Darrin 'Dee' Dean, said: "Dee and I, back when COVID was announced, we jumped in an RV with X, and we drove to Nashville, Tennessee.

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"We drove down there in an RV because he was like, 'We can't get stuck in New York. Let's go start the album'."

'Dee' said it was something special.

He added: "This album right here is special. You probably never heard no music like you heard on this one that we did just now.

DMX's last album is said to be one of his best ever. Credit: PA
DMX's last album is said to be one of his best ever. Credit: PA
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"This is probably one of his great albums - one of the best...it's a classic, for sure."

DMX, 50, suffered his heart attack on 2 April, and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Sadly, however, a representative for his family confirmed the sad news of his death to Pitchfork.

The statement read: "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.

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"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.

The rapper died earlier this month. Credit: PA
The rapper died earlier this month. Credit: PA

"We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time.

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"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."

In an update on 4 April, DMX's lawyer Murray Richman said: "I received a call this morning that Earl Simmons was in the hospital, at the White Plains Hospital, and that he had had a heart attack, and I'm not sure how it was induced and that he's on life support.

"I've spoken to the family and the family and I are quite close with each other.

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"I am concerned about his well-being and mindful of his significance.

"I have known Earl for over 25 years and I believe that his music is quite poignant, very important. He's truly a poet of our time."

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Topics: covid, Coronavirus, US News, US Entertainment, Health, album, DMX, Covid-19

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