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DMX, rap's dark, tortured star, dies at 50

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Condolences to his family and friends.

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RIP.

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Respect to those offering condolences. 

To those who may feel differently:

*- “He was a human being with a family & friends who loved him. Those people he leaves behind, people who may have nothing to do with his struggles, people who grieve and feel the pain of his absence. Look upon this as a respite, respecting those people and their grief. This degree of respect to others in no way undermines any contrarian ideals. It is nothing more and nothing less than an expression of human decency, a way of acknowledging the pain of other peoples hearts.” -*

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RIP. Still a better end for him as compared to that of my favorite rapper 2Pac.

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R.I.P. Dark Man X. You create an entire generational movement back in the day. Your struggles have been well documented and now you can rest.

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I understand we all have vices, but animal cruelty doesn't sit well with me.

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RIP

Every time people thought he was going to turn things around, something else happens. He had that Verzuz battle vs Snoop last summer and had people excited about his new music reuniting with Swizz Beatz.

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At least his life was not as boring as mine. Today, cutting the weeds in the garden and watering my flowers. Just to live one week in his shoes would be so amazing.

RIP

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YukijinToday  08:49 am JST

I understand we all have vices, but animal cruelty doesn't sit well with me.

Being a deadbeat dad is major uncool too. Isn't it funny that he named himself after a model of drum machine?

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X!

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Sad and a very talented artist, but his continual drug use was catching up with him and I knew it was a matter of time, so I'm not THAT surprised, I feel also bad for his kids and what they must be going through just gut wrenching.

RIP

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DMX was a complicated and imperfect man. I don't think anyone can argue about that. But I appreciated his honesty in regards to his life and music; you never felt like he was playing games or hiding things. We could all probably learn from his example about being more open about our own personal demons and struggles.

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named himself after a model of drum machine?

Agreed.He should of called himself Starpuke.

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Legendary.

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R.I. P.

Though I don't know him or ever heard his music. He will be greatly missed by many.

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Even after he achieved celebrity for his artistry, DMX continued to have run-ins with the penal system, with charges including drug possession, animal cruelty, reckless driving, failure to pay child support, and tax evasion.

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How sad some posters are showing their trye selves, bitterness, hatred, jealousy. Showing the world what's in their hearts.

DMX is way above you lot RIP

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Raised in the New York suburb of Yonkers, the artist endured a grim childhood, growing up in the projects with his mother and siblings where he suffered abuse.

At 14, he entered a cycle of incarceration that would persist throughout his life, committing robberies that regularly landed him in jail.

Even after he achieved celebrity for his artistry, DMX continued to have run-ins with the penal system, with charges including drug possession, animal cruelty, reckless driving, failure to pay child support, and tax evasion.

Never heard of him, but this is so often the result of a fatherless home.   His father was possibly in jail or dead from some nefarious reason. The actor Denzel Washington, a black man, was quite right when he talked about fatherless homes in the black community, three times more prevalent than only decades ago.  The fate of most blacks in this situation will never change no matter how much government money is thrown at them.  Here, listen to Denzel yourself (less than two minutes):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOdE8iGn9Ak

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