DMX To Be Honored At Universal Hip Hop Museum

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DMX To Be Honored At Universal Hip Hop Museum

"If Tupac was the heart of hip-hop, DMX was the soul,” said Chief Curator Paradise Gray.

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Written by BET Staff

Following the passing of hip-hop icon DMX, the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx, NY., will create an archival collection commemorating the late rapper.

The Universal Hip Hop Museum, located in the Mott Haven neighborhood, is scheduled to open in 2024 to celebrate hip hop.

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"If Tupac was the heart of hip-hop, DMX was the soul. DMX was that realness, that grittiness, he didn't create the grittiness of DMX to rap — that's who he was,” Chief Curator Paradise Gray, who says X was also a talented poet and actor, tells  Bronx News12

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DMX, whose real name was Earl Simmons, passed away on Friday (April 9) after suffering a heart attack a week earlier. He reportedly suffered an alleged drug overdose on April 2 and was described as being in grave condition at a White Plains, New York, hospital.

His ex-wife Tashera Simmons honored her relationship with the rapper, her best friend, spiritual partner and mentor  in an Instagram tribute on Saturday (April 10).

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