Hip-hop legend DMX’s memory will forever be cemented in time following the latest decision by his hometown of New York. The late rapper is being honored by having December 18th, his birthday, declared Earl “DMX” Simmons Day.
DMX Now Officially Has A Day
DMX will always be remembered around the world for the legend that he is, but New York is stepping up to honor him in a special way. The New York State Senate has reportedly declared a national day for the rapper and will officially recognize it from this point on.
From here on out, New York will honor December 18th — the late hip-hop icon’s birthday — as DMX Day. The news was announced by Erica Ford, co-founder of gun violence prevention organization Life Camp, and Priscilla Echi, a Westchester community activist, during a church service on Sunday, April 25th. The service was aired on BET as DMX’s “Homegoing Celebration”. (CoS)
Kanye West Secures $1 Million For X
Earlier today, according to reports, rap star Kanye West‘s decision to partner up with Balenciaga in support of a DMX tribute shirt ignited massive sales. Along with the profits, the apparel piece sold out in just 24 hours.
Sources close to Kanye tell us the custom DMX T-shirt designed by Balenciaga — which was commissioned by the Yeezy brand and put up for sale Saturday as X’s memorial got underway — ended up cranking out huge profits quickly … upwards of a million bucks. Balenciaga had already said they’d be giving the net profits back to the fam — but the fact those sales produced a million dollars is staggering. Then again, the shirt was retailing for $200 a pop … so we suppose it makes sense. (TMZ)
Kanye West Teams W/ Balenciaga For Tribute
Earlier this month, X’s official Instagram page shared huge news to fans. Details were revealed of West’s Yeezy brand teaming up with luxury line Balenciaga for tribute attire.
“DMX A TRIBUTE BALENCIAGA YEEZY dmx-tribute.com”
The post also detailed the exact partnership between Yeezy and Balenciaga.
“BALENCIAGA HAS BEEN ASKED BY YEEZY TO DESIGN A T-SHIRT IN TRIBUTE TO THE LATE ARTIST EARL SIMMONS, AKA DMX. A TRIBUTE TO THE ARITST AND HIS FANS WITH NET PROCEEDS BENEFITING SIMMONS’S FAMILY. IN LOVING MEMORY.”
Throughout the day, DMX’s Instagram account had kept fans updated on his memorial service and arrangements.
“*** 𝐒𝐀𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟒/𝟐𝟒 *** Celebration of Life Memorial LIVE on @YouTube at 4:00 PM EST (Link in bio.) *** 𝐒𝐔𝐍𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟒/𝟐𝟓 *** Homegoing Celebration LIVE on @bet at 2:30 PM EST. 🚨🚨🚨Attendance restricted to family & close friends. 🚨🚨🚨 #longlivedmx”
Fabolous Shows Priceless Moments
A few days ago, New York rapper Fabolous hit up Instagram with a slideshow of emotional moments. Along with sharing shots from outside the Barclays Center, Loso also revealed footage from the actual memorial service.
“Celebration of Life for DMX the Great 🙏🏾🖤🤞🏾 Was a honor to be there to pay respect to the Legend.. the Icon.. the man Earl Simmons. 🙅🏾♂️”