It has been nearly two weeks since Earl “DMX” Simmons passed away in his home state of New York. Simmons memory continues to live on in the hearts and minds of his fans, friends and loved ones. As a result, his music has re-entered the Billboard Hot 100 charts for the first time in a decade.
“Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” originally peaked at the 94th spot in early 1999 before rap became the mainstream genre it is in 2021. Now, the mega-hit has reached the 17th spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It marks his highest position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since “Money, Power, Respect” reached the 17th spot in 1998.
“Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” is not the only DMX song to re-enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Party Up” has hit number 40 after originally hitting number 27 in 2000. “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” has risen to the 46th spot on after piquing at number 68 in April 2003.
Prior to his passing, DMX last appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July 2004. “Tear It Up” with Lil’ Flip and David Banner reached the 76th spot on the chart and was featured on the NFL Street 2 soundtrack.