………And Then There Was X

On April 9, 2021 Prince Philip and Earl Simmons DMX died 

by Ilka Scobie

One became a prince by marrying a queen
One rapped himself to King of the scene
“The first gentleman of the land”
Spawned a decaying monarchy
A Ruff Ryder hip hopped, locked up, heart stopped Phillip’s fame
was merely royal consort
Earl’s fame birthed a new name
One lived a long, luxurious decadent reign
One died too soon and blazed too much pain