DMX Dominates iTunes After Death Announcement / Occupies 16 of Top 25 Rap Positions

Published: Friday 9th Apr 2021 by Rashad


Just hours after the death of DMX was announced Friday (April 9), fans of the legendary rapper-actor have turned to digital download and streaming platforms for consolation.

Albeit a common response to reports of the passing of a beloved musician, X’s catalog – unlike some – is seeing multiple entries dominate real-time iTunes charts, including the fan favorite ‘Ruff Ryder’s Anthem’ (which sits at #1 at Rap iTunes).

Besting the likes of Cardi B, Saweetie, Drake, and a host of other current hitmakers, look inside for more:

At writing, DMX not only sits at #1 on the real-time iTunes sales tally for Hip Hop songs but he also occupies 16 of the top 25 positions.

Real-Time Rap iTunes


This uptick in commercial activity – when coupled with increased streams and radio airplay in memory of the fallen rapper – will undoubtedly lead to re-entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 week after next.

Keep it locked to That Grape Juice to learn how and if some of the late star’s classic cuts impact the refreshed chart.

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  1. Livelife&Learn&Forgive April 9, 2021

    So funny when some one dies they wanna start streaming the old music. Why weren’t they doing this when he was alive lol. That’s right they didn’t really care when he was alive.

    • SoNotSorry April 10, 2021

      So true, people will never change

    • I hate Whyyte n blaccc April 10, 2021

      B**** hating ass b**** dmx been sold over 25 million records f*** you talking bout….

    • G-bby April 10, 2021

      Ummm DMX was averaging about 10 million listeners on Spotify. Not bad for a 50 year old rapper who peaked in the mid-2000’s. It’s called paying respect and revisiting his catalogue.

      And let’s NOT forget DMX is the first rapper to have FIVE multi-platinum #1 albums in a row between 1998-2003.

    • Umm April 10, 2021

      They did. DMX was a multiplatinum artist. His music isn’t new. He has cashed in on his artistry many times over.

  2. Keyshia April 10, 2021

    Child so i guess they’re about make a new Dmx album by the end of the year like they did prince….
    To make their last bit of money

  3. Divab April 10, 2021

    First of all R.I.P to DMX and much love to his entire family . Continue prayers 🙏 lifted to his family

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