Fans from all over the world were heartbroken to hear of rap and hip-hop legend DMX’s passing earlier this month, but it hit especially hard for New Yorkers in a place where he made so much of his legacy.
Born and raised in Yonkers, Earl “DMX” Simmons always called New York home. And that’s why his memorial service was held in NYC this weekend, in true DMX style with a funeral procession filled to the brim and led by a Monster Truck with a bright red coffin. [featured image source: Instagram / @moneyshotmatt]
The epic “Celebration of Life” event was held on Saturday, where the procession of Ruff Ryders and motorcyclists traveled from Yonkers to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. At the concert venue, friends and musicians paid their respects and performed in honor of him, including Kanye West, Nas, Eve, Swizz Beatz, and others.
On Sunday, a smaller service called “Homegoing Celebration” was held at an undisclosed church in New York, where it was also announced that his birthday, December 18, was been declared Earl “DMX” Simmons Day by the New York State Senate.
If you missed it, you can watch the Saturday memorial here:
And the family funeral service from Sunday on BET’s YouTube here: