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Saturday, September 30, 2023
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Rapper DMX DMX on Life Support
Struggle with Drug Use and a Heart Attack Suspected


The crowd outside White Plains Hospital called “DMX! DMX!" and when urged to by the main speaker, crossed their arms in the shape of an X. A woman's sobs reverberated as those in the audience heard a recording of the rapper, whose birth name is Earl Simmons.

Simmons’ longtime lawyer, Murray Richman, said Sunday that the rapper was admitted to the intensive care unit but he was not sure what caused the heart attack.

DMX made his rap debut in 1998, and has released seven albums in a career that has included three Grammy nominations. He also acted in several movies.

But substance abuse has been a struggle for him over the years, including in 2019 when he canceled shows to go to a rehabilitation facility.

Nevertheless, he retained his standing among fans. An online face-off last year with fellow rapper Snoop Dogg as part of the Verzuz series brought more than 500,000 viewers.

New Release Titled WOZZI By U-Gin


New Release Titled WOZZI By U-Gin

Wozzi is an Afropop song, as characterized by its afrobeat music and simple, down-to-earth lyrics.

The song is written and performed by U-Gin, an internationally acclaimed artist, hailing from Nigeria. He’s made a killing with this song, but he’s maintained a somewhat low-profile lifestyle. You will be a huge fan of this piece of afro-di[...] music. 

Follow U-Gin on Instagram @ugin_official

You can as well listen to U-Gin on YouTube and all other digital platforms.

Here are links to this amazing track:

  • Producer: Mentorship

  • Release Date: September 6, 2021 Ⓡ

  • IG: @ugin_official


Latest African Music For All Moods (Wozzi By U-Gin)



  U-Gin – Wozzi 

U-Gin storms the music scene with a brand new single titled WOZZI.

The Afropop/afrobeat/afro-fusion/soft rock/pop artist serves as a follow-up to his previously heard single.

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Who is U-Gin???

Afropop sensation U-Gin is born on March 17, in Yaounde, Cameroun.

U-Gin began dancing and performing he was a child. He made his first appearance in a local show organized by the community of youth in his village, with “Beat It.” a song by Michael Jackson By age 11, U-Gin was appearing on his Community Headlines, and by age 21 he had released his first single a song dedicated to his late cousin Claude affectionately known as cloclo, produced by Fabrice a school mate in the University Of Yaounde2 (FSJP). 

U-Gin has officially released several singles since 2016 from “Make You Mine”; “Can You Imagine”; “Celeb Lomo Yen”; “Side Chick”; “A Way Forward”; “Side Chick”; “Final Say”; “Your Way My Way”; “Touche”; “Amen” to “Wozzi” but his great breakthrough is still yet to come. He sings in French, English, and Pidgin English. Very Good at playing acoustic guitar. U-Gin is not yet signed to any record label.

4 Main Areas of your Body
Mostly Affected by Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus is a metabolic disorder in which inadequate production of the hormone insulin or a resistance to its actions in the body can lead to high blood sugar levels. Insulin is needed to get sugar into cells of the body, where it is used for energy. When sugar cannot get into cells, it remains in the blood at high levels. Complications of diabetes arise from long-term exposure to high blood sugar. The cardiovascular, nervous, visual and urinary systems are most commonly affected by chronically high blood sugars.

1. Heart and Blood Vessels

The cardiovascular system includes the heart and blood vessels. High blood sugar and increased blood fat levels commonly found in people with diabetes contribute to fatty deposits called plaques on the inner walls of blood vessels, causing inflammation. This leads to decreased blood flow and hardening of the blood vessels called atherosclerosis. High blood sugar also results in glycation, where sugars attach to proteins, making them sticky. This occurs on proteins found in blood vessels, also resulting in inflammation. When this occurs in the heart, it can lead to cardiovascular disease. According to a 2016 report from the American Heart Association, 68 percent of people with diabetes older than 65 die of heart disease.
Nervous System

2. Brain and Nerve damage:

Popularly called diabetic neuropathy, this damage is common in people with diabetes. Symptoms typically appear after several years but may be present when diabetes is diagnosed, as the disease may have gone undetected for many years. Diabetic nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy is most common in the legs and feet. According to a 2005 statement by the American Diabetes Association, up to 50 percent of people with diabetes have peripheral neuropathy. This typically starts as numbness or tingling that progresses to loss of pain and heat and cold perception in feet or hands, making it difficult to sense an injury. Another type of nerve damage called diabetic autonomic neuropathy affects nerves regulating the heart, blood vessels, and digestive and other systems. This condition can lead to problems with blood pressure, heart rhythm and digestion, among others.

3. Eye

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2005 to 2008, 28.5 percent of adults with diabetes 40 years or older had diabetic retinopathy. This eye disease is caused by high blood sugar levels leading to blood vessel damage and fluid leakage in the vision-sensing part of the eye called the retina. Diabetic macular edema is a complication of diabetic retinopathy wherein the center of the retina, which is responsible for detailed vision, is affected. These conditions can eventually lead to blindness. High blood sugar can also lead to an increased risk of cataracts and glaucoma. These eye disorders occur earlier and more often in people with diabetes, compared to those without the disease.

4. Kidney and the Urinary System

In 2011, CDC reported that diabetes was the primary cause of kidney failure in 44 percent of people newly diagnosed with the condition. High levels of blood sugar can damage the kidneys. The result is an illness known as diabetic nephropathy that can eventually lead to kidney failure. High blood sugar levels initially damage the blood vessels in the kidneys. As diabetic nephropathy progresses, there is thickening of kidney tissue and scarring. When the kidneys are damaged, they cannot filter the blood properly. This results in waste and fluid buildup in the blood, and leakage of important blood proteins into the urine.

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