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Swizz Beatz: ‘DMX was a hero. He would give clothes off his back to the homeless’
The superproducer is married to Alicia Keys and has made hits for Jay-Z and Beyoncé – but his current role is custodian of DMX’s legacy. He explains the particular power of the late rapper

Dean Van Nguyen

01, Jun, 2021 @3:49 PM

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DMX: Exodus review – a bold and bleak posthumous finale
The New York rapper, who died in April, is strong and unsettling over grimy, atonal production, with guest turns from Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Bono

Alexis Petridis

27, May, 2021 @12:24 PM

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DMX posthumous album Exodus due for release in May
Producer friend Swizz Beatz completed the final work by the record-breaking rapper, who died in April

Laura Snapes

11, May, 2021 @8:59 AM

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DMX's powerful work confronted an American hell of trauma and poverty
The rapper, who has died aged 50, parlayed his life’s difficulties into thrilling, combative, witheringly witty music

Thomas Hobbs

10, Apr, 2021 @11:25 AM

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US rapper DMX dies aged 50 following heart attack
Multi-platinum rapper, celebrated for raw storytelling, was first artist to top US charts with first five albums

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Apr, 2021 @5:49 PM

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DMX obituary
Rap star and actor who embodied the edgy and lawless life depicted in his work

Adam Sweeting

09, Apr, 2021 @4:52 PM

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DMX's family to hold prayer vigil outside New York hospital
Rapper, born Earl Simmons, seriously ill in White Plains hospital after being taken there following heart attack

Adam Gabbatt in New York and agencies

05, Apr, 2021 @12:11 PM

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Rapper DMX hospitalised after heart attack, his lawyer says
Rapper’s longtime New York attorney Murray Richman said DMX had been on life support but was later breathing on his own

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and agencies

04, Apr, 2021 @1:38 AM

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DMX, Woodstock '99: a landmark for rap and American realism
The rapper could have faced hostility at the overheated, febrile festival but capitalised on one of rap’s biggest ever audiences with a show of awesome power

Thomas Hobbs

12, Aug, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Rapper DMX jailed for a year over tax evasion
The once successful rapper is returning to prison, having previously been jailed for drugs possession, failure to pay child support and more

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Mar, 2018 @9:39 AM

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Rapper DMX arrested over $1.7m tax evasion charge
Earl Simmons, who scored No 1 albums in the US as DMX, is accused of a ‘multi-year tax’ evasion scheme, following a string of other criminal offences

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, Jul, 2017 @8:35 AM

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Tim Westwood: ‘Right now it's Migos season'
The veteran hip-hop DJ and presenter empties the contents of his psychic record bag and dishes out his biggest tunes, from Migos to Drake

The Guide

10, Feb, 2017 @12:30 PM

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