DMX Is Back On The Charts

Following the death of DMX, many revisited his discography. The surge of posthumous streams was enough to push DMX's "Ruff Ryders Anthem" into the 16th position, of the Billboard Hot 100, thus becoming the highest-charting single of his career. In addition "Party Up" hit the 40th position, and "X Gon Give It To Ya" hit #46, and the album on which they're all gathered The Best Of DMX locked in the #2 spot on the Billboard charts after moving seventy-eight thousand units.

Though X is not here to celebrate the achievement, it still feels right to see "Ruff Ryders Anthem" possibly hit the top spot on the charts. So, lets keep the momentum going. Let's get the anthem to number one.

Right now it's holding it down as the highest-charting song of DMX's career.

DMX tragically passed away, but not before recording new music.

Darrin "Dee" Dean of Ruff Ryders and DMX recorded a new project.

"It's sad that he’s not gonna be here, but the music…This album right here is special," Dean said. "Like you probably never heard no music like you heard on this one that we did right now. This is probably one of his great albums. One of the best. It’s a classic, for sure."

X's last album, Undisputed, dropped in September 2012, but he signed a new deal with Def Jam and had been working with Swizz Beatz. He revealed that the guest roster included Pop Smoke, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys and Usher.

X four chart-topping albums “... And Then There Was X,” “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood,” “The Great Depression” and “Grand Champ.” He released seven albums in total and earned three Grammy nominations.

DMX also hit the big screen starring in the 1998 film “Belly” and “Romeo Must Die” and teamed up with Aaliyah for the film’s soundtrack song “Come Back in One Piece.”

He then, starred in “Exit Wounds” with Steven Seagal and reunited with Jet Li on “Cradle 2 the Grave”.

Most recently, DMX battled Snoop Dogg during Swizz Beatz and Timbaland's "Verzuz" which in turn got X back into the studio with Swizz to work on a new album.

At the height of Bling in the rap game DMX and Ruff Ryders changed the game and brought New York Hip Hop back to the streets. His raw sound and uneven cadence made his delivery unique and without equal. His voice and music is now and forever engrained in the culture and the industry as a whole is feeling the depths of his loss.


Photos by Getty Images