Miami’s ‘Uncle Luke’ Campbell On Death Of DMX – CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami / AP) – Rapper became local soccer coach Luther Campbell of the often controversial rap group 2 Live Crew reacts to the death of his fellow rapper DMX on Friday.

DMX died a week after a heart attack at his home in White Plains, New York. He was 50 years old.

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The Grammy-nominated artist, whose real name is Earl Simmons, died after “catastrophic cardiac arrest,” according to the White Plains, New York hospital where he died. He had been life support for a week. He was taken there from home on April 2nd.

A statement from relatives said he “died with his family by his side after receiving life support over the past few days.”

“Earl was a warrior who fought to the end. He loved his family dearly and we appreciate the time we spent with him, “the family said, adding that his music has” inspired countless fans around the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever ” .

Commemorative plans have not yet been established.

Over the past week, DMX has received significant support from artists such as Missy Elliott, Ja Rule and LL Cool J, all of whom posted messages of support on social media. After his death, former Miami Heat and current Lakers star LeBron James also took to Twitter to honor DMX and called him a legend.

L4L !! Rest in paradise LEGEND !! 🐕🐕

– LeBron James (@KingJames) April 9, 2021

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Luther Campbell was also sad to hear the news.

“His legacy will live on forever because if you know the songs he made, I mean his unique way of delivering his lyrics like no other artist today, every artist before him. He’ll live on as the guy who took his hip hop platform and turned it into acting. He’s just a great guy and I’m just sad he’s gone, ”Campbell told CBS4 News.

DMX started in the music industry in 1984, but had its big break in 1998 with his major label debut single “Get at Me Dog” on Def Jam Records. His first major label album, It’s Dark and Hell is Hot, was released in May and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States

His follow-up albums “Meat from my flesh, blood from my blood”, “… and then there was X”, “The Great Depression” and “Grand Champ” also debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 charts in the USA under the Deaf Jam record label .

He released seven albums, received three Grammy nominations, and was named Most Popular Rap / Hip Hop Artist at the 2000 American Music Awards.

He is survived by his 15 children and his mother.

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