By Sandra Rose  | 

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DMX left an estate worth less than $50,000 when he died on April 9. He did not have a will or life insurance.

The rapper's 15 children will share whatever is left over from his estate after the lawyers and creditors take their cut.

The hip-hop star's platinum records sold more than 74 million copies, but his estate will likely be worth less than $50,000, according to court papers.

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DMX, real name Earl Simmons, didn't leave behind enough money to care for his 15 children -- some of whom are still minors.

The first challenges to DMX's estate came from DMX's adult daughters Sasha Simmons and Jada Oden, and his sons Xavier, Tacoma and Sean Simmons.

The women estimate DMX's estate is worth $50,000, while his sons put the value of the estate at less than $1 million.

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Both groups of children are seeking to become administrators of their late father's estate, the NY Daily News reports.

A source familiar with the estate told the News that the estate's value could increase dramatically in the coming years thanks to the popularity of his catalog, with rap classics like "Party Up (In Here)," "Slippin'" and "Get At Me Dog."