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Hip-Hop artist, DMX, born Earl Simmons, died on April 9, 2021. The beloved rapper sold millions of records, was nominated for three Grammy Awards and was the first musician whose first five albums reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart.
DMX also held several acting credits including his appearances in the 2000 action movie “Romeo Must Die” with Jet Li and Aaliyah; and the 2001 action film “Exit Wounds” with Steven Seagal. He starred with Nas and Method Man in Hype Williams’s 1998 film, “Belly” and was profiled in BET's 2006 reality series “DMX: Soul of a Man.”
We talk with two East Coast black power organizers - Yejide Orunmila, president of the African National Women’s Organization and Dexter Mlimwengu, writer and Information/Education Coordinator for the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement - both long-time DMX fans.