Before his untimely death in April, DMX was already penciled in history books as one of the best-selling rappers ever.
That record was only extended upon news of his passing as fans rushed to digital sales and streaming outlets to pay tribute to the fallen emcee by spinning his greatest hits.
The impact of that reignited interest in his catalog was so significant it has translated to upgraded certifications at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
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On Thursday (October 21), the RIAA took to press to announce ‘Slippin’ – the first single from X’s chart-topping sophomore studio album ‘Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood’ (1998) – had crossed its threshold for Platinum status. This means it’s sold the equivalence of 1 million copies in the United States alone.
Though the song did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100 at the height of its popularity, it still remains one of the late emcee’s most highly revered cuts.
It now joins ‘Where the Hood At,’ ‘X Gon Give It To Ya,’ ‘Party Up,’ and ‘Ruff Ryders Anthem’ as the only tunes from his career to be certified Platinum or higher at the RIAA.