The Ruff Ryders made sure to properly remember their late leader. The crew including producer Swizz Beatz showed up with deep words at DMX’s memorial service Saturday in New York.
Ruff Ryders Get Deep At DMX’s Service
New footage has started to circulate online showing the crew on-stage at the emotional Barclays Center event in Brooklyn. More specifically, Swizz used the livestream event to single out people for not doing enough for X during his time on Earth.
“I just wish all these people showed up for him when he was here. You got thousands of people claiming who they are and tickets and things like that. This man needed everybody. He didn’t need everybody when he’s not here, he needed everybody when he was here. We have to learn to celebrate each other while we’re here.”
Beatz took things even further by warning people ‘not’ to show up to his own memorial service if they didn’t hold him down while alive.
“I don’t want y’all to show up to my sh*t when I’m gone, unless you was showing up while I was here. I want to be sent off with the same love that I had when you were standing next to me. The things that I’m witnessing from my brother’s passing was a big educational thing for me to learn. I’m glad I got to see it at this age. A lot of people aren’t your friends, a lot of people aren’t your family.”
Kanye West Teams W/ Balenciaga For DMX Tribute
This weekend, X’s official Instagram page shared huge news to fans. Details were revealed of rap star Kanye 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”
Kanye West Might Appear At DMX Memorial
A few days ago, buzz developed about Beatz reportedly making his calls for the late hip-hop icon’s memorial service. The hip-hop veteran apparently invited Kanye to the Saturday remembrance event.
Super-producer Swizz Beatz has reached out to Kanye West to ask the rapper to participate in a memorial service for DMX, Page Six has learned. The ceremony for the late star rapper — who passed away on April 2 from a heart attack caused by a drug overdose — is due to be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 24th. The “Get at Me Dog” rapper was 50 years old and is survived by his mother and 15 children. (Page Six)
In May 2019, Kanye and X teamed up for a memorable Sunday Service event. During his appearance, Dark Man X blessed Yeezy and attendees with an emotional prayer.
Concert Transforms Into Tribute Event
Earlier this week, the venue owners for the Wildcatter Saloon decided not to cancel a scheduled concert for DMX following his death. They decided instead to still hold it as a tribute concert. The owner also confessed that he and the rest of the staff at the Wildcatter Salon had grown up with DMX’s music and wanted to find a way to honor him.