“Earl Simmons turned into a wonderful, being concerned father, and a sensitive, considerate man. Unfortunately, Dark Man X took over and ran amok, tormented and suffering to locate the light. ... DMX gave me the foundation to hold going at Def Jam whilst rap have become gentle and silly,” Lyor Cohen, a former government at Def Jam, stated in a statement.— “DMX is a legend,” stated hip-hop and digital song manufacturer Flying Lotus. “You can’t be a fan and now no longer sense empathy for him in his journey,” Flying Lotus stated on Wednesday at the same time as the rapper turned into hospitalized. “You suppose of ‘Belly’ and all of the exquisite stuff that he turned into component of. But he turned into dealt such a peculiar hand, I suppose, with the drug stuff. And I simply have empathy due to the fact I recognise it’s a actual aspect that dependancy is crazy. And such a lot of people, they warfare with it and it’s now no longer easy.”
— “Gods Poet. I Love You,” rapper Nas said in an Instagram post.
— “#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,” rapper Eve said in an Instagram post.
— “RIP DMX. I pray for the comfort of your children and loved ones,” actor Viola Davis said on Twitter.
— “Rest In Peace DMX, a true legend. It was truly my honor to work and get to know you,” actor Jet Li said on Twitter.
— “What they thought was a battle ended up being a family reunion. Of 2 Doggs who loved everything about each other thank. U. X for loving me back. C u when I get there,” rapper Snoop Dogg, who faced off against DMX in a Verzuz battle last year, said in an Instagram post.
— “Rest easy king Hug my Babegirl Aaliyah when you see her !!!!” said producer Timbaland on Twitter.
— “Earl you had and still have a heart of gold. You and Baby Girl will meet again with all the beautiful people we have lost. Will never forget your kindness. NEVER! Blessing to your family! Eternally!” said Diane Haughton, the mother of the late singer Aaliyah, said on Instagram.