Late hip-hop legend DMX is still holding events despite his tragic loss. A venue that the New York native was meant to perform at in Texas has converted the event into a tribute concert for the beloved rapper.
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DMX Concert Transforms Into Tribute Event
Justin, the venue owner’s explained that rather than canceling the planned show following DMX’s death, he decided to still hold it as a tribute concert. He also confessed that he and the rest of the staff at the Wildcatter Salon had grown up with his music and wanted to find a way to honor him.
DMX’s Fiancée Calls Him Her Everything
This past weekend, DMX’s fiancée Desiree Lindstorm went to Instagram with a must-read message. In the message, Desiree explains just how much he meant to her and their family.
“The first night we met and you held me close. I knew I would never let go. I was lost in you and nothing else mattered. My best friend, my baby, my love…truly my everything. Thank you for us. Thank you for Exodus. Thank you God for Earl Simmons…forever X.”
The post sparked a reaction in the comments section from reality TV star Masika Kalysha.
“Praying for you, Exodus and your entire family. The whole world took a loss. Rest in Power X”
DMX’s Public Memorial Is Happening
Earlier this month, according to reports, an emotional event is slated to go down at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for DMX. However, COVID-19 restrictions could ultimately keep the April 24th memorial from reaching full capacity.
A private funeral service will take place the following day at a New York City-area church, TMZ also reported. DMX’s family chose Barclays Center over an invitation from Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano to hold the memorial in DMX’s home county at Yonkers Raceway. Since his death, vigils have popped up around New York, in addition to the outpouring of in memoriam posts online. About a thousand people attended a vigil in the rapper’s hometown on April 14. (Variety)
DMX’s First Posthumous Song Premieres
Late last week, a new track called “Been to War” featuring the late New York star as well as French Montana was released. It’s the first posthumous music featuring DMX, who the production superstar was very close to.
The song appears on the soundtrack to the second season of Godfather of Harlem, which premieres April 18th. The show stars Forest Whitaker as a real-life Sixties gangster named Bumpy Johnson, and the hard-hitting song sees DMX and French Montana trading verses about the gangster’s work alongside Beatz’s smoother vocals. The lyrics evoke the plot of new episodes, which involve drug smuggling. (Rolling Stone)