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The Harlem-raised rapper was known for his hit single, "Whoa" and was featured on Diddy's "Let's Get It" and "Bad Boys For Life."
The Texas native will be co-hosting alongside fellow country singer Keith Urban.
How DMX channeled the anger, the pain, and the joy of living.
This article originally appeared in the October 1998 issue of VIBE Magazine | Written by Karen R. Good | Cover photography by Butch Belair