The music world continues to mourn DMX, who died on Friday April 8th after suffering a heart attack last week. Today, X employee Swizz Beatz posted a longer memory of the rapper as a video on Instagram and described him as “a different type of artist, a different creative type, a different soul type”.
“Since the day I met him, he has lived his life for everyone else,” says Swizz in the video. “You never saw him next to a Lamborghini … You never saw him iced over without jewelry, he didn’t care … He was the greatest because he prayed for everyone else.”
Swizz Beatz’s first place in the music industry was his beat for DMX’s “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” which was released in 1998. “I’m in position for DMX,” he says at one point. “My brother was one of one. Nobody before, nobody comes. He was the most loyal person I’ve ever known … DMX couldn’t be bought. His loyalty, which he loved, was never for sale. “Check out the full clip below.
Read Pitchfork’s epilogue: “Remember DMX that changed rap forever.”