Rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is hospitalized and on life support at a hospital in White Plains, New York, after suffering a heart attack Friday around 11 p.m. Details on what may have caused the heart attack were not provided. Some sources affirmed he was not in good condition. Some mentioned a drug overdose. DMX was beginning in the rap in the late 1990s with songs like “Party Up” and “Get At Me Dog. His first five albums debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. He released his best-selling album, … And Then There Was X, in 1999, which included the hit single “Party Up (Up in Here)”. The album was certified six-times Platinum.
DMX “has been nominated for three Grammy awards over his career, receiving two nominations in 2000 and another in 2001. He’s also been nominated for several other awards, including a BET Award in 2006 for Video of the Year, an MTV Movie Award in 2002 for breakthrough male performance for “Exit Wounds,” and several MTV Music Video Awards. He won American Music Awards in 2000 and 2001 for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. He appeared in a number of films. In 2002, DMX released his autobiography, entitled E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX. Now, artists are sending prayers.