Earl “DMX” Simmons was a music artist, actor, father, and deacon. As the world mourns for his sudden loss, the prolific MC was a figure who raised a generation with his talent and influence. Dark Man X was not only known for his rap career, an actor in movies like Belly, Cradle 2 the Grave, and Romeo Must Die, he was also bold about his love for the Lord. His life was a testament of God’s grace as he battled with his personal demons, baring his soul to the world and transparency of his life. DMX used his platform to publicize his faith and relationship with Christ. Although he had a troubling upbringing, he powered through because of his foundation with God. DMX passed on April 9th, 2021 in White Plains, NY after suffering from a heart attack and being on life support for a week. DMX’s legacy lives on and he is remembered as a legend. He may have had his demons but his angels were always right with him.
May the life you live be a walking testament of your faith and journey, and with every step, taking you from glory to glory!
“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sakes.” – Philippians 1:21-24