When Earl "DMX" Simmons addresses a crowd, it's usually to drop bars in his trademark furiously aggressive rapping.
But on Wednesday, he gave an inspiring speech to Ready, Willing & Able Philadelphia, a homeless support group in Philadelphia, instead. The group helps homeless men find housing and jobs.
DMX spoke about his battles with drug abuse, referencing an overdose that left him medically dead for four minutes.
Here's a clip of his speech.
The speech did transition to a rap verse. This is DMX, after all.
WATCH | DMX has shared part of that rap/prayer publicly before. Here's a clip of him performing it for the "Drink Champs" podcast.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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