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DMX's Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Remix Is A Reminder Of His Talent As Tributes Pour In

DMX's Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Remix Is A Reminder Of His Talent As Tributes Pour In

The iconic rapper died after suffering a heart attack

Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward

Following the sad news of rapper DMX's death today (9 April), this improv of 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' is a reminder of his incredible talent and sense of humour:

The original version of his remix was filmed in 2012, when an interviewer for the Power 105.1 radio station asked him to sing the lyrics to the festive song. He then went on to sing the song, using a nearby table to create his own beat, all off the cuff.

Of course, the video went viral, but following its popularity, DMX went on to actually record a version of the song and released it in 2017.

DMX, real name Earl Simmons, died after being admitted to hospital when he suffered a heart attack last Friday (2 April).

The 50-year-old's death was confirmed today by a representative for his family.

A statement shared with Pitchfork 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.

"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."

Tributes to the late artist have started to pour in on social media.

DMX first rose to fame in the 90s. His first five albums cemented him as rap royalty in the US. All of them, including his 1998 debut It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

He's also got a few big screen appearances under his belt, having had parts in Romeo Must Die (2000), Exit Wounds (2001) and Cradle 2 the Grave (2003).

He had recently been in the studio working on a new record. It was confirmed to feature Lil Wayne, Usher, Alicia Keys and Snoop Dogg.

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Topics: Music