Actor Ranveer Singh paid his last tribute to American rapper DMX (Earl Simmons) on social media on Friday The rapper was hospitalized on April 2 after suffering an apparent drug overdose and subsequent heart attack at his home in White Plains, New York. He was 50 years old.
Ranveer remembered DMX by putting up an Instagram story and played his popular track ‘Let Me Fly’ in the background and tagged DMX’s official Instagram handle along with heart break emoji. Ranveer Singh is a huge admirer of rap genre. He played role of a street rapper in Zoya Akhtar’s critically acclaimed film ‘Gully Boy’ (2019). The film was selected as the Indian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards
India’s one of the top rappers Divine also remembered DMX by posting his picture on Instagram and he captioned it as “Dark man x forever” along with heart emoji.
DMX (Dark Man X) began rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album, “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot,” in 1998.
DMX released several albums over the years, including one of his most commercially successful, “…And Then There Was X,” that was released in 1999 and was nominated for a Grammy in the best rap album category. It was one of three Grammy nominations for the rapper.
He sold millions of albums, boosted by hits like “Get At Me Dog” in 1998, “Party Up,” in 1999 and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya,” in 2003.
He parlayed his growing fame into an acting career, appearing in multiple films including, “Romeo Must Die” and “Cradle 2 The Grave.”
His professional achievements were often overshadowed by his issues with substance abuse and run-ins with the law. He pleaded guilty to tax fraud in 2017 and was sentenced to one year in prison.
On the professional front, Ranveer Singh will be seen onscreen in Rohit Shetty’s cop-action drama film ‘Sooryavanshi’ and comedy film ‘Cirkus’, Kabir Khan’s sports-drama film ‘83’ and Yash Raj Films productions social-comedy drama film ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’.