It’s been almost two weeks since DMX sadly passed away after experiencing a heart attack on April 2. That night, the hip-hop legend was transferred to a local White Plains, NY hospital. From there, he was placed on life support. The next week, tests were conducted to find out if his brain function improved but sadly, that was not the case. From that point, his family had to make the very difficult decision to take X off of life support.
DMX’s ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem’ Sets New Charting Position Record For Itself
One of DMX’s most popular records of his career, “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” has also been posting big streaming numbers since his passing. This week, it became his highest-charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart as it reached the No. 16 spot. The last time he was in this high position was at No. 17 back in 1998 when he and Lil Kim were featured on The Lox’s “Money, Power, & Respect.” This was the self-titled single from the group’s album that year.
DMX’s ‘The Best Of DMX’ Is Also Doing Very Well
As for DMX’s albums, his “The Best Of DMX” compilation project currently stands at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. This album was originally released back in 2010 as it contained classics by X such as Ruff Ryders’ Anthem, “Party Up (Up In Here),” and “X Gon’ Give It To Ya.” Streaming X‘s music on outlets such as Apple Music and Spotify have been some of the most common ways that fans have been able to pay tribute to the New York native.
DMX’s 2003 Autobiography’s Sales Have Also Been Rising
DMX’s music aren’t the only thing that he has been winning big with posthumously. His autobiography, “E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX,” has been posting some solid numbers lately as well. According to HotNewHipHop.com. it ended up reaching No. 5 on Amazon’s Arts & Literatures Biographies charts and No. 35 on the complete biographies charts. The novel details how X battled drugs in his life along with the success he experienced over the course of his music career that originally took off back in 1998.
DMX’s Funeral Will Be Held On April 24
DMX’s funeral date has also been set. According to TMZ, it will be held on April 25 at the world famous Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. This was confirmed by X’s manager, Steve Rifkind. X’s family ended up revealing that despite the venue’s 19,000-seat capacity, this event will just be for friends and family members. The event is limited to a 10% capacity limit in the end though due to New York COVID-19 protocols. Thankfully though, the service will be live-stremed online.