DMX honored in memorial attended by family and friends at Barclays Center in Brooklyn
Fans lined the streets as the red coffin bring DMX, born Earl Simmons, was brought atop a beast truck with the words “Long Live DMX” painted on the side. The beast truck played DMX tunes and followed a procession called “The Ruff Ryders 2 The Rescue: Ryde 4 Life” that began in Yonkers and made its method to the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn.
The memorial, which was transmitted online and participated in by just household and buddies due to coronavirus pandemic limitations, began soon after 6 p.m. As soon as the event started, DMX’s fiancée, Desiree Lindstrom, and his 15 kids signed up with the red coffin on phase and mentioned the late rap artist’s love of Jesus and his fans.
Among his older children check out a eulogy through tears, and among his young children carried out a rap she composed for the event. Another young boy checked out a poem keeping in mind DMX as “the best father anybody could ask for.”
DMX’s child Sonovah Junior carried out an initial rap in a homage to her daddy.
“He taught me to be strong, but it’s OK to be afraid, ’cause sometimes it’ll show you how to be brave,” Junior rapped. “My brothers and sisters, we all stand together, throw up the X, daddy forever.”
Rap artist and star Nas paid his aspects on phase in a moving homage to DMX.
“We did a great movie together. And on that movie, he was just rising up as a star. His first album didn’t even come out yet, but he knew his journey was starting,” Nas stated. “We stood outside the Tunnel Night Club about to shoot a scene, and he looked at me, and tears in his eyes, because he knew about the journey he was about to embark on in becoming a hip-hop icon.”
Members of the Ruff Ryders Home entertainment cumulative, of which DMX belonged, followed Nas onstage. Speakers consisted of rap artists Eve, Swiss Beats and Jadakiss, who stated he “wouldn’t be sh*t without (DMX).”
Members of Kanye West’s Sunday Service choir sang hymns throughout the 90-minute service.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.