DMX was one of the most popular rappers in the history of the Hip-Hop world and his contributions will never be forgotten. The rap legend lost his life after being hospitalized due to an apparent drug overdose.
The rapper had provided fans with several iconic songs and it seems after his demise, fans have started listening to his songs a lot. According to Billboard, DMX has seen an astounding 928% surge in his streaming numbers since news of his passing was announced.
As revealed by the numbers, DMX’s music garnered 75.7 million on-demand streams on April 9 and 10. Billboard also revealed his best-performing songs over the weekend, including “Ruff Ryders Anthem” at 9.59 million streams, “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” at 5.79 million streams, “Slippin'” at 5.52 million streams, “Party Up” with 5.20 million plays, and “How It’s Goin’ Down” with 3.52 million streams.
As revealed by the report, it was stated that the album The Best Of officially made its way back into the Billboard 200 album chart based on the streaming statistics, ranking at #73 this week.
The Hip Hop world will continue to mourn the passing of DMX as it is unlikely he will ever be replaced. In fact, DMX was working on an album before his passing and it is set to drop once it is done recording.