It’s been almost a week since DMX tragically passed away. He initially suffered a heart attack on April 2 and was on life support since then. There was no improvement in his brain function after tests were conducted five days later. This left X’s family with the painful decision to take him off of life support.
X’s fans have been showing him a lot of love again since this tragedy as they are streaming his music heavily. The numbers have been so impressive that his streams have gone up by 928% since his passing, according to MRC Data (via Billboard). DMX passed on April 9th as between that date and April 10, 75.7 million on-demand streams were accumulated. This was a huge difference compared to 7.36 million from April 7-8.
According to the report by Billboard, the top songs from April 9-10 were “Ruff Ryders Anthem” (9.59 million; up 973%), “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” (5.79 million; up 900%), “Slippin’” (5.52 million; up 853%), “Party Up (In Here)” (5.20 million; up 941%) and “How It’s Goin’ Down,” featuring Faith Evans (3.52 million; up 691%). On the day of X’s passing, Ruff Ryders’ Anthem, Party Up, and X Gon’ Give It To Ya occupied the first three spots on the top songs chart on iTunes as well.
As of now, the funeral is also being planned by Xs family. A public memorial being held at Yonkers Raceway in his hometown of Yonkers, NY has since been proposed by the city’s Mayor, Mike Spano. X may also possibly receive a street named after him in the city.
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