Latest DMX News

Snoop Dogg to join Def Jam label as strategic consultant

Jun. 07, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Snoop Dogg is getting ready to bark out orders at Def Jam Recordings — he's joining the label as an executive creative and strategic consultant. Def Jam announced Monday that newly created role for the iconic rapper “will allow (Snoop) to...

Drake, Pink, The Weeknd win big at Billboard Music Awards

May. 23, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a family affair at the Billboard Music Awards: Pink twirled in the air in a powerful performance with her daughter, and Drake was named artist of the decade, accepting the honor alongside his 3-year-old son. Drake, who extended his record as the...

After jail, Indiana man becomes an artist known as ‘Kwazar’

May. 23, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Martin was constantly chasing the money. For the former tattoo artist, dealing narcotics took over his life. He doesn’t blame his upbringing in Indianapolis in the early 1990s in what he calls a “rough neighborhood”...

'X Gon' Give It to Ya': New DMX album out on May 28

May. 10, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new album from DMX will be released later this month. DMX's longtime producer and collaborator, Grammy winner Swizz Beatz, announced on Monday that “EXODUS" will feature new material and drop on May 28. “My brother X was one of...

Loved ones remember DMX at homegoing celebration

Apr. 25, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Family members, friends and clergy members dressed in white and red honored the life and faith of hip-hop icon DMX at his homegoing celebration Sunday in New York. Religious leaders and musicians prayed, sang and delivered moving tributes as members of...

DMX immortalized by family and close friends at memorial

Apr. 24, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX's legacy was immortalized as a man beloved by his family, honored for his strong faith and respected as one of hip-hop's greatest icons at his memorial service Saturday, with several heartfelt speeches from those who knew the rapper best. The...

Shock G, off-kilter Digital Underground leader, dead at 57

Apr. 23, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shock G, who blended whimsical wordplay with reverence for '70s funk as leader of the off-kilter Bay Area hip-hop group Digital Underground, has died. He was 57. Nzazi Malonga, a longtime friend who served as head of security and helped manage the...

Rapper Black Rob, known for hit ‘Whoa!,' dead at 52

Apr. 19, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Black Rob, known for his hit “Whoa!” and key contributions to Diddy's dominant Bad Boy Records in the 1990s and early 2000s, has died. He was 52. Black Rob died Saturday in Atlanta, according to longtime friend and former labelmate Mark Curry,...

Nas, Eve, Snoop, Aaliyah's mom react to death of rapper DMX

Apr. 09, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to the death of Grammy-nominated rapper DMX, who died Friday at 50. — “Earl Simmons was a wonderful, caring father, and a sensitive, thoughtful man. Unfortunately, Dark Man X took over and ran amok, tormented and struggling to find the...

'Nothing less than a giant': Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

Apr. 09, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family statement Friday. He was...