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Russell Simmons Expresses Regret Over Not ‘Saving’ DMX

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The hip hop community continues to mourn the passing of rapper DMX. The Mount Vernon native passed away on April 9 at 50. The rapper, born Earl Simmons, had been on life support for a week after suffering a heart attack reportedly triggered by a drug overdose. 

DMX had struggled with drug addiction nearly his entire life. During an interview last year, he even revealed that he was tricked into smoking crack by a former mentor at just 14 years old. Although troubled by his dependency for most of his life, there were several periods of sobriety, but seemingly not enough to combat the internal demons conjured early on.  

(L-R) Russell Simmons and DMX. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage/ SGranitz/WireImage)

Recently Russell Simmons opened up about first hearing X and how the rapper singlehandedly saved his record label, Def Jam, with the release of his hit song “Get at Me Dog.” Russell also spoke about the regret over his inability to save the rapper from his struggles. 

Russell Simmons. Photo: @unclerush / Instagram

During the nearly eight-minute clip, Russell detailed how X embodied the sound his label was known for, “loud, aggressive, and abrasive music,” but had slowly lost. 

“‘Get At Me Dog’ was going against the grain and reminded me of what we loved at Def Jam,” he explained, “I was so excited I remember going to the tunnel when he first performed it and watching him perform it like, ‘Wow, Def Jam is back.’ Sure enough, he saved Def Jam, and it was a moment for us. He pulled us out of the mud and brought us back to life.”

Russell described X as not only a musical but a personal hero, stating, “He saved us, but we didn’t save him.” He continued, “Of course people saying, ‘Oh, save yourself,’ but no. We should have given him more love. And we have to be responsible to the next DMX. This has to be a teachable moment.”

The music executive went on to highlight some of X’s unique characteristics, including his ability to grab people’s attention when he spoke. He also continued to express his regret for not doing more for the rapper.

“He came to help us. He saved our music company. I’m sure that day he saved some lives, and we didn’t save him,” Russell said. “It’s a teachable moment for me to be responsible when I can. To reach out to those in need, to just be better, personally.  I don’t take full responsibility, I’m just one person, but I should have taken more responsibility.”

‘It’s a Teachable Moment for Me to be Responsible When I Can’: Russell Simmons Expresses Regret Over Not ‘Saving’ DMX

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Meek Mill’s Ex Milano Gifts Their 1-Year-Old Son an Investment Property for His First Birthday

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Milano Rouge Harris and rapper Robert “Meek Mill” Williams‘ son Czar apparently received a monumental gift this month in honor of his first birthday: a “single-family investment property.” Harris, who is co-parenting her son with Meek since their split last year, took to Instagram on May 11 to share slides of various photos and videos showing Czar, who was born on May 6, playing with the keys to his apparent new house with a keychain that read “keys open doors.” 

In the lengthy caption, the entrepreneur explained, “I gifted my son a single-family investment property for his birthday. I purchased the property last month. Buying this property meant a lot to me because it’s one block up from the house I grew up in. Where I lived with my mom, Grandma, aunt, cousin, and sister.”

Milan Rouge Harris gifts her son Czar a house for his first birthday. @iammilanrouge/Instagram

Harris added that she and her family lived in a Philadelphia Public Housing Authority home and the struggles they faced living in that house. The 31-year-old revealed that she and her family “didn’t own anything” and that they had to endure countless inspections. Harris also disclosed, despite the hardships, that it “meant a lot” to her to able to purchase that newly improved property. 

“So for me to be able to buy a house that I use to walk pass everyday, that’s now in a newly improved gentrified community meant a lot to me. I know my grandma is so proud. I put it in a trust to my son as a gift for his first birthday.” Harris wrapped up the caption by saying that although her son may not comprehend the value of investments now doesn’t mean he won’t benefit from them later on. She said, “Happy birthday baby boy, I know you may not care for these things now but soon as you’re older enough to understand, you will💎 I love you Czariiiiiii🏆.”

Many praised Harris for setting Czar up financially for the future.

Meek Mill reveals son Czar’s face as the rapper wished him a happy birthday on May 6. @meekmill/Instagram

“Black generational wealth! 😍 We love to see it! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾.”

“Now that’s how you flex by creating teaching and giving your children wealth at a early age 👏.”

“Talk about goals 👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌.”

“Start them off young 👏🏾👏🏾.”

“I love when people set their kids up for success wow 😍😍😍.”

Just as Harris is doing now, Meek Mill has previously opened up about the importance of financial stability and how he makes his decisions regarding investments. He told Yahoo Finance in 2019, “I make my own decisions of what I’m going to invest in. I have companies that manage my finances, and I have Roc Nation managing me. I have my own financial team at the same time. Me, I stay on top of everything myself too. I just keep things going.”

He added that his past legal troubles, which included appeals to overturn his 2008 drugs and gun conviction, inspired him to push for criminal justice reform, leading to a foundation called Reform Alliance formed with Jay-Z.

 The rapper said while working with Roc Nation founder, he studied Jay’s tactics because he was able to create a lucrative empire by building businesses and other things that “made him become the man who he is.”

“He built businesses, and he built things that made him become the man who he is, that we could call a billionaire guy. I watched that, and I studied that. That’s why I’m working the way I’m working now to build a foundation for myself too.”

‘Black Generational Wealth’: Meek Mill’s Ex Milano Gifts Their 1-Year-Old Son an Investment Property for His First Birthday

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Kandi Burruss Is On A Dream Vacay With Her Family – Viralmula.com

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Kandi Burruss is on a dream vacay with her family. She is keeping fans and fans upgraded through social networks. Have a look at her image that has fans in wonder.

Somebody stated: ‘More than well was worthy of! Enjoy 😊’ and another fan stated: ‘That’s charming however we require another Speak On It NOW 👀😂😂’

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One fan stated: ‘Keep those buddies outta yo home,’ and a fan stated: ‘Kandi stated don’t put her because mess. 😂’

One fan stated: ‘Sis went directly on trip after the verzuz 😂❤️❤️’ and a commenter published this: ‘Enjoy Kandi and Fam however When does recording begin?’

Kandi Burruss Gushes Over Her Good Friend, Jodie Rowlands For Her Birthday

A fan published this message: ‘Do a speak on it with falynn once again,’ and another fan stated: ‘Enjoy your time off! Strive and play more difficult!!’

A fan stated: ‘Hurry and return so you can 🗣Speak on itttttt!’ and another fan published this: ‘Aaahhh, take a look at that smile on Blaze’s face.’

One commenter stated: ‘Gorgeous family image kandi enjoy you.’

Kandi Burruss   shared a picture including the Verzuz occasion – have a look at Xscape and SWV together on phase.

‘Individuals have actually still been striking me about #Verzuz. Much love my ladies #SWV & #Xscape. We did that! Now we gotta make that trip occur! Are y’all coming if we do?❤️🎶🎵’ Kandi captioned her post.

Kandi Burruss is flaunting her love for   Mother Joyce . Have a look at their photos together and Kandi’s psychological message.

‘Pleased Mom’s Day to my most significant cheerleader! The one who has actually hyped me as much as think I can do anything. I enjoy you, @mamajoyce1! & Pleased Mom’s Day to all the mothers out there. I hope you’re enjoying your day,’ Kandi captioned her post.

Kandi is living her finest life with her family, and her fans and fans more than happy for her.

Stay tuned for more news.



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TSRRepYoCity: GucciMane says he got a Milli for the best unsigned artist out. Who do you think is deserving of joining the 1017 team?

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TSRRepYoCity: GucciMane says he got a Milli for the best unsigned artist out. Who do you think is deserving of joining the 1017 team? 👀

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