The hip hop neighborhood gathered in Brooklyn, New York to pay tribute to the late DMX at his memorial service. Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir additionally carried out.
Many of DMX‘s mates got here to pay tribute to the late rapper at his memorial in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, April 24. Among those that spoke have been rappers Eve — the “First Lady of the Ruff Ryders” — and previous collaborator Nas. Standing with Alicia Keys‘ husband Swizz Beatz, Eve remembered her longtime good friend. “I am seriously the luckiest, luckiest woman in the world to have been adopted by the Ruff Ryders, but to have known DMX the way that I knew him as a man, a father, a friend,” she stated.
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“This is so hard y’all. What I pray, what I hope, I pray to God, I pray to our angels, our ancestors, that his journey was smooth. I know that he will rest in power. Rest in love, but most of all he feel rest in peace,” she added. Kanye West‘s Sunday Service Choir performed, kicking off the service which was attended by his 15 children, who also gave touching eulogies just weeks after their father’s surprising loss of life at 50.
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Nas described his Belly co-star DMX as a “hip-hop icon” throughout his speech. “It’s an honor to be here tonight but at the same time, it’s a sad day. It’s a glorious day. I just want to say I’m honored to be here,” he stated to the group, carrying a inexperienced camo outfit with a hat.
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The April 24 memorial was held in DMX’s native New York City on the Barclay’s Center. The touching service, which was additionally streamed reside on YouTube, got here only a few weeks after the visionary musician died on the age of 50 following a coronary heart assault.
DMX tragically handed away on April 9 on the age of 50. He struggling a coronary heart assault one week prior, and sadly by no means recovered. “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days,” a rep for the musician stated in a press release to PEOPLE. “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him.”
Stars like T.I., truly named DMX as one of his 50 best rappers of all time on The Brew Podcast, rapidly took to social media to share loving messages concerning the musician. “Rest In Peace to a cultural icon. There are no words that can mend the loss the hip-hop community felt today #RIPDMX,” he wrote, together with the white dove emoji, a logo of peace. Our ideas are with DMX’s mates, household and followers.