Hip Hop Icon and legendary New York rapper DMX, real name Earl Simmons, passed away on April 9 after suffering a heart attack a week prior.

DMX was born in the New York suburb of Mount Vernon in 1970. He took his stage name from an Oberheim DMX drum machine in one of the children’s homes he was partly raised in.

DMX broke into the hip-hop scene in 1998 with his first studio album “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot,” which debuted No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The multiplatinum-selling album had several hits including “Ruff Ryders Anthem,” “Get At Me Dog” and “Stop Being Greedy.”

Here are the top 10 DMX songs to remember the fallen legend:

10. Stop Being Greedy (Peaked at No. 79 on the Billboard charts)

9. Do You (Peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard charts)

8. Ruff Ryders’ Anthem (Peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard charts)

7. Where the Hood At? (Peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard charts)

6. X Gon’ Give It to Ya (Peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard charts)

5. What’s My Name (Peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard charts)

4. Get at Me Dog (Peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard charts)

3. How It’s Goin’ Down (Peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard charts)

2. Who We Be (Peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard charts)

1. Party Up (Up in Here) (Peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard charts)

Also read: Legendary rapper DMX, aka Earl Simmons, passes away at 50

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