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Rapper DMX inspires homeless group in surprise visit

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, file photo, DMX performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the rapper, whose given name is Earl Simmons, made a surprise appearance at a homeless support group meeting to speak to members of the nonprofit Ready, Willing & Able Philadelphia on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

FILE – In this Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, file photo, DMX performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the rapper, whose given name is Earl Simmons, made a surprise appearance at a homeless support group meeting to speak to members of the nonprofit Ready, Willing & Able Philadelphia on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/2lmLQfr ) the rapper, whose given name is Earl Simmons, stopped by to speak to members of the nonprofit Ready, Willing & Able Philadelphia Wednesday night. RWA provides men with housing and full-time jobs to help combat homelessness and addiction.

DMX reached out to Councilman Kenyatta Johnson Wednesday morning to arrange the visit. He’s currently in town for Meek Mill’s Friday concert at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Yonkers native, who has battled drug addiction at various points in his life, reminded the men to keep faith in God and remain tenacious. DMX capped the meeting by playing pool and eating dinner with members of the organization.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com

 

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