DMX suffered a drug overdose Friday night and is currently in the hospital in a vegetative state and is on life support. His family has been flown in on standby.
Sources close to the rapper say the drug overdose occurred at his home at around 11 PM. Our sources say the overdose triggered a heart attack.
DMX, who was the cornerstone of the Ruff Ryders label, has battled demons and substance abuse and has been to rehab several times. His last trip to rehab back in 2019 came after he completed a year sentence for tax evasion.
On Friday DMX was taken to a hospital in White Plains, New York and is in the CCU or critical care unit. We’re told he has “some brain activity.” Another source says he’s in a “vegetative state” and doctors have stated that he may not make it.
Over the weekend in a phone interview with our reporter K-Solo, when asked how he felt about DMXs situation he stated “To be honest, I hold no hard feelings towards the man. What’s done is done, no one wants to see anyone go through what him and is family are going through. Drugs are a horrible thing. I forgive him for what he did and hold no ill will towards him. I pray that he pulls through gets better for his families sake.”
K-Solo former member of EPMD’s “Hit Squad”, featured on the group’s hit Head Banger. K-Solo’s most well known releases included “Your Mom’s in My Business” and “Spellbound.” The rapper later in his career accused DMX of stealing this style when the two were serving time in the same jail. DMX has disputed whether K-Solo developed this style during the 16 months he served in Riverhead Correctional Facility after being convicted of assault in the 1980s or during a later stay in Suffolk jail.
During the mid-1990s through the early 2000s, DMX and K-Solo, who first met as inmates in prison during the course of K-Solo’s three-year prison stint, disputed over who was the first to write “Spellbound”. Despite that K-Solo released his version in 1990, DMX, who released his version in 1994, claimed that he was the first to write “Spellbound”. In his 1998 hit single “Get At Me Dog”, DMX told K-Solo to “suck [his] d**k”. K-Solo later responded to DMX on a track named “The Answer Back”, in which K-Solo claimed to be DMX’s real father, and alleged that the legitimate reason for DMX’s disgruntlement was because K-Solo had given DMX’s mother a sexually transmitted infection. As the track continues, K-Solo went on to vindicate himself by saying that it was in fact DMX’s mother that had “burned” him first. On Beef II, K-Solo took a lie detector test to prove that he was the first to write “Spellbound”. The results were inconclusive.
In a 2006 interview K-solo was quoted “The truth of the matter is that being in L.A., I have people that I never would in LA, like Tito Ortiz, Chuck Lidell, true beat-that-ass-niggas. I have personally talked to the UFC folks and they would love to see us fight, I would love to see us fight. I mean we are forever going to be linked in the beef shit because there has not been a clear winner. I feel that I destroyed him, I assume he feels the same. It’s obvious we both don’t like each other and I think it’s the only way to settle this beef, but let’s face it, I saw dude do 50 push-ups and almost fall down afterwards. It took like 10 minutes to catch his breath to smoke another cigarette. Obviously he is not ready for that. It would be the biggest deal in hip-hop in 20 years.”
In a 2007 interview K-solo was asked why DMX has continued to fan the flames such as his recent appearance on Hot 97 and stated: “He knows what it is. I told him to get into the cage with me. Five rounds, homie, fight me! He wouldn’t do it. I am asking Keith Murray to do the same. I’ll break his ass down in two. He’s a five dollar dude. Sign the papers, we’ll set it up, and can handle it. That goes for any ma’f**ka who has problems with me. We’ll get in the cage. If you can beat me, you get the money and I’ll get my ass beat. Let people do what they got to do. I’m in war mode. I’m more ready now than I’ve ever been. People aren’t getting away with that dumb shit. DMX can’t fight.”
It has been reported that DMX’s family’s going to be holding a prayer vigil at the hospital in New York where he is still clinging to life and is on life support.
The rapper’s family announced the gathering will take place Monday at 5 PM ET outside of the White Plains Hospital, where on Sunday night hospital staff members held a small vigil of their own.
K-Solo said “If there was not corona and I could travel from Florida, I would go there myself and pray for the man. I have no more beef with him, he is in his own battle.”
DMX’s mother and fiancée have both been allowed to see him in the ICU, he remains on life support following the heart attack he suffered during an overdose Friday night.
Family members are holding out hope that he’s going to pull through despite our sources saying he has limited brain function and it does not look good.
STORY BY HIPHOPNEWS.CA
Reported by Jason Ansell
Jason is owner of hiphopnews.ca he also runs several music related online publications and websites such as Hip Hop News, Hip Hop Headlines, Rap Star Status, Beat Choppers, Daily Music Charts and many more