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.
Lots of DMX‘s pals got here to pay tribute to the late rapper at his memorial in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, April 24. Amongst those that spoke have been rappers Eve — the “First Woman of the Ruff Ryders” — and previous collaborator Nas. Standing with Alicia Keys‘ husband Swizz Beatz, Eve remembered her longtime good friend. “I’m significantly the luckiest, luckiest lady on the planet to have been adopted by the Ruff Ryders, however to have identified DMX the best way that I knew him as a person, a father, a good friend,” she stated.
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“That is so laborious y’all. What I pray, what I hope, I pray to God, I pray to our angels, our ancestors, that his journey was easy. I do know that he’ll relaxation in energy. Relaxation in love, however most of all he really feel relaxation in peace,” she added. Kanye West‘s Sunday Service Choir carried out, kicking off the service which was attended by his 15 youngsters, who additionally gave touching eulogies simply weeks after their father’s sudden demise at 50.
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Nas described his Stomach co-star DMX as a “hip-hop icon” throughout his speech. “It’s an honor to be right here tonight however on the similar time, it’s a tragic day. It’s an excellent day. I simply wish to say I’m honored to be right here,” he stated to the gang, carrying a inexperienced camo outfit with a hat.
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The April 24 memorial was held in DMX’s native New York Metropolis on the Barclay’s Middle. The touching service, which was additionally streamed stay on YouTube, got here just some weeks after the visionary musician died at the age of 50 following a coronary heart assault.
DMX tragically handed away on April 9 on the age of fifty. He struggling a coronary heart assault one week prior, and sadly by no means recovered. “We’re deeply saddened to announce at this time that our beloved one, DMX, delivery identify of Earl Simmons, handed away at White Plains Hospital along with his household by his aspect after being positioned on life help for the previous few days,” a rep for the musician stated in an announcement to PEOPLE. “Earl was a warrior who fought until the very finish. He beloved his household with all of his coronary heart and we cherish the instances we spent with him.”
Stars like T.I., really named DMX as certainly one of his 50 best rappers of all time on The Brew Podcast, rapidly took to social media to share loving messages in regards to the musician. “Relaxation In Peace to a cultural icon. There aren’t any phrases that may mend the loss the hip-hop neighborhood felt at this time #RIPDMX,” he wrote, together with the white dove emoji, an emblem of peace. Our ideas are with DMX’s pals, household and followers.