Ruff Ryders revealed on Tuesday that they would hold a special “Ryde Out” event to commemorate DMX’s passing on the second anniversary. The label plans to bring together friends, family, and fans on April 9 in New York City “for a day full of food, laughter, games, and music.”
Debuting in 1998, DMX became the go-to star for the prestigious East Coast label. X achieved hip-hop supremacy thanks to It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, 1999’s Flesh of My Flesh and Blood of My Blood, and his two Billboard 200 No. 1 albums in a single year. Throughout later years of his illustrious career, X scored three further chart-topping records. With this posthumous attempt, EXODUS, he achieved a top-10 release after passing away in 2021 at the age of 50 due to a heart attack. The standout album collaboration “Bath Salts,” starring Jay-Z and Nas, earned a Grammy nomination the following year for best rap song. The album debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200.
During the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, Swizz Beatz, another Ruff Ryders member, recalled X’s “raw passion” for making music. He addressed the globe and the streets, and before he could pray for himself, he prayed for other people. Prior to loving himself, he loved others. To the world, his music is a legendary enchantment. He is the second rapper, after Tupac, to have two No. 1 albums in the same year. His influence will last forever.
Swizz Beatz and Lil Wayne collaborated on “Kan’t Nobody,” which included DMX posthumously.
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