Rapper DMX passing has left friends and family reeling. The icons storied carried has been celebrated by many in the lead up to his finale day, with many sharing pictures, quotes and music from the late star. His passing and struggle with addiction has been at the center of coverage surrounding him, with many feeling like more could have been done by the music industry to prevent deaths like these. Many stars get lost to drugs and addiction with little to no support. A handful of other artists have spoken out on his behalf.
TMZ caught up with Master P last week who had a lot to say on the matter. Master P managed to take his 90’s success and turn it into a multi-million dollar business that he runs with his kids. The well adjusted rapper was able to avoid the pitfalls that came with the kind of success acts like him and DMX experienced in the 90’s.
“DMX is an icon,” started Master P. “I just hate that we have to wait for something to happen to one of us before everybody really starts saying how much they care and love you. We got to figure out how to prevent that. The truth hurts– drugs done killed a lot of our great ones. It’s sent a lot of them to prison. I’m praying for DMX and his family.”
Rapper The Game took to twitter to express his frustration with people showing love after someone’s passing.
“N****s really gotta die to get love. If I can’t feel it while im here, keep it. #ripdmx” he said to his followers.
Robert Ross, known professionally as Black Rob, is an American rapper who was formerly signed to Bad Boy. Rob is best known for the 2000 hit single “Whoa!”, which reached the Billboard Hot 100. He’s also the latest to speak on DMX passing, in a troubling video of him speaking from a hospital bed. Through heavy breaths, Black Rob expressed his love for DMX. “Big love to X man.”
The heartbreaking hospital video was posted by DJ Self with the caption “Let keep our prayers up Black Rob !!! Get well man Please people out there take care of yourself [Black Rob] was one of the greats Had NY on his back like Whaooo.”
The video adds to mounting concerns about the music industry and how it seems to discard people and leave them with no money or support. Black Rob has a history of high blood pressure and has suffered a stroke in the past. He of course has no health insurance because the music industry has no real support system for its artists.
People took to twitter to talk about the video and voice their concerns.
“The Black Rob hospital video is distressing, but I believe it’s important to normalize seeing sick people out in the open” said Karlie Hustle in a tweet.
The Black Rob hospital video is distressing, but I believe it’s important to normalize seeing sick people out in the open. Sick people are people. The human experience is fragile. We should not disappear our ill brethren because we find discomfort in our own mortality.— Karlie Hustle (@THEkarliehustle) April 10, 2021
He asked for it to be shared. He also has spoken candidly about his illness in the past. pic.twitter.com/pq52UOHznb— Karlie Hustle (@THEkarliehustle) April 10, 2021