WHEN DMX fans, friends, and family hope for a miracle, it’s clear the rap icon won’t walk out of the hospital.
The cocaine-induced heart attack that restricted blood flow to his brain was too much for even the toughest rap stars to get through and Earl Simmons – aka DMX – died in California. age 50 at Westchester County Hospital, New York on April 9.
DJ Superior – a lifelong friend and one of X’s first DJs – and DMX’s uncle was in his room on his last night on earth.
“I would be very happy if he got up. His uncle got on his knees and said, ‘You don’t have to go yet,'” DJ Superior told The Sun in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.
“I whispered in his ear and just said, ‘Rest in peace buddy. I understand you. I have your children. But you have many.” I think he was looking down and laughing at that.
“It’s hard to see him born like that, but I see how the world can’t hurt him anymore,” his lifelong friend said. “People are always taking his money, using him, abusing his money, smiling in his face and then talking bad about him.”
DJ Superior recalls a difficult moment during DMX.
“After blowing up and getting the big record contract, the first thing he did was give money to fix the roof of the church. It was like $2 million. But the church never got it. Who handled the number? that money messed it up.”
He said there was a finger line, but never came to a settlement and the church never took the money.
“X doesn’t worship money. It was never about that for him,” said DJ Superior, who paused in the interview to gather himself.
“It’s sad to talk about X. We’ve lost a legend,” he said. “Let’s see the impact of DMX on the world.”
“He came from nothing and made it himself.”
DMX’s struggle with addiction is well documented, and the climax behind the curtain is scarier than ever.
“I’ve seen it. You’ll hit high and write rhymes,” said DJ Superior.
“To the point where he would perform and sometimes he would go missing after the show or before the show. If Ruff Ryders hadn’t done what they did, he wouldn’t have been as big as he was. They gave him him. is a family support system.”
DJ Superior said there was a time when he was caught DMX in prison after using, sleeping on the street or selling clothes to buy drugs.
He became the person behind the scenes to help DMX overcome the storm.
He doesn’t hide the fact that he and DMX have been fighting for years, but he says they kept their matter private and that he was in the hospital room with DMX’s uncle the night he died.
“He’s like my brother. I may have fought with him because I wanted him to be better, but I’ve always supported him no matter what,” he said.
“I said to him, ‘When you go to prison, who will take care of the dogs?’ And he loves dogs, especially Boomer. He doesn’t let anyone babysit for Boomer. I’m the only one babysitting for him. That means he loves me and trusts me.”
Despite the bumpy roads, DJ Superior was there in the early 1990s recording songs with DMX, Jadakiss and Sheek Louch on Yonkers projects in what they called “The House of Hits”, and he was there on April 9th.
“I was there at the beginning and at the end. I loved him,” said DJ Superior.
New York State has declared DMX’s birthday – December 18 – “DMX day.”
There will be a big celebration of the rap star’s life on School Street in Yonkers, New York, where DMX grew up.
A large mural was painted on the side of a building, in large part due to the hard work of Wilson Kimball, Director of the City of Yonkers Housing Authority.
DJ Superior will host the event and will be one of the judges for rap videos submitted for a contest called “X Factor.”
For one day, Yonkers in Westchester County – the fourth largest in the city and bordering the Bronx – will be a hub for the rap world.
It’s also the city where legends like Mary J. Blige, Jadakiss, Lox, and others, and still produce rap talent.
DJ Superior, who is considered one of the last Hip Hop gatekeepers of the Yonkers, is working on a project to display world time on unseen footage of DMX and dozens of unreleased songs recorded before the rapper became a household name on DVDs and albums.
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