The woeful news of DMX’s death swept across the Hip-Hop like tsunami.
Within moments, the tributes from his peers started to pop up on social media. These posts give even more insight into what an incredible human being he was and how dear he was to his friends and colleagues.
Some of them reflected on his humor and good-spiritedness.
“Just woke up to the terrible news 😳this chick from NYC moved to my apartments, like 9th/ maybe 10th grade and put me on X !!! I remember hanging out with him with Luda and how he enjoyed playing with remote control cars and airplanes !!! Long live X”
“Let me tell you about the last time I hung out with DMX
– My friend @shireuniversal told me X would be in Cincinnati for a show
– He told me and @davechappelle that he was coming to Yellow Springs to hang out the day after
– His manager said he wanted to cook crab legs for everyone. They were hours late because X was searching for crab legs.
– At the shack we always listen to What You Won’t Do For Love by Bobby Caldwell. X said it was his favorite song and proceeded to prove it.
– After the interview X took us all out to a hood spot in Cincinnati to play pool and get food. He sang along to all the songs the DJ played. This was a wonderful time. A great experience. Thank you @dmx for such great memories. That last one was one of many you gifted me with. #RIPDMX
Or the prayers that he offered on their behalf. Other’s focused on the huge hole in their lives his transition has caused.
“The DOG i tried to down play it and remain positive. We’ve been in this game for a while you’ve always wore your heart on your sleeve, it hasn’t been an easy journey for you but that’s what makes you X. We love you my brother I’m so sorry for the family’s lost this is one of the most saddest days in Hip Hop. God bless you X your music will live forever and we’ll never forget you or the impact you’ve had in the game. New York let’s stand the f### up for DMX 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 @therealswizzz @ruffryders @thelox RIP X”
“We gon miss the cadence of your speech, your voice, your sincerity, your energy, your thoughts & your presence. I’m thankful for the times we had & the laughs we shared. You’ll forever be remembered for all the love, truth, & wisdom you shared with the world. Our deepest condolences to the family. #LongLiveDMX
Some, like his producer and friend Swizz Beatz, focused on the relief from the pain of this world that is death afforded his troubled soul.
“I’m truly beyond devastated !!!!!! But I’m so happy my brother is no longer in pain . I watched him take everyone’s pain and make it his own 🙏🏽 I send my love and support to his entire family 🙏🏽 My brother we will never let them forget your name and you will live forever F.A.M.E🌹 Long live King DMX THE GREAT AKAmy brother 4 Life Earl Simmons 🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊 Damn Dog”
“#mydog X I know that you are in the place of peace you deserve.
I will be forever grateful to have known you. You were one of the most special people I have ever met. Full of Humour,talent,wisdom honesty and love and most of all loyalty. This world has lost a REAL ONE but the heavens have gained an ANGEL. Sending huge love to all of his family
May you Rest 🙏🏾🕊💔😔 #rip
“I hate this but I’m at peace with it because you are finally at peace King. I love you Eternally X. For infinity lifetimes I will forever love you Big bro. Rest Easy Beloved. Rest.”
“No One Knows There are Happy Grown ups out here that are still Sad hurt and abused Children on the inside RIP DMX”
Some simply wished him well, noting that he sure to connect with all the angels that Hip-Hop has lost over the years… including his “Romeo Must Die” co-star Aaliyah. “Rest easy king @dmx Hug my Babegirl Aaliyah when you see her !!!!”
“DOG N**** WHAT!!!
Rest easy see you on the other side!!! . You was a legend before you made it and will remain one !!!The world will miss you but the town gonna ride like you still here !! Energy never dies …🙏🏾✊🏽🐕”
“Forever my brother. May god bless you and take you into his paradise. You will always be my brother for life. Let’s celebrate the dog for all the work he put in here. My dog for life RR 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾”
AllHipHop.com continues to pray for his family during this time of bereavement.