DMX will be remembered at two separate memorial services this weekend, and fans will be able to watch both of them live.
Official arrangements for the gatherings were announced Wednesday night on the hip-hop star’s official Instagram account.
A “Celebration of Life” will be held at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday, April 24. The service is only open to family and friends because of COVID-19 restrictions, but it will stream live on the rapper’s YouTube channel starting at 4:00p.m. ET/1:00p.m. PT. The link can be found here.
On Sunday a “Homegoing Celebration” will be held for family and friends to say goodbye. Sunday’s service will air live on BET starting at 2:30p.m. ET/11:30a.m. PT.
DMX, real name Earl Simmons, died at age 50 on Friday, April 9 after suffering a heart attack reportedly triggered by a drug overdose.
The “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” artist was born in 1970 and grew up in Yonkers, New York. He began rapping as a kid and in 1998 released his first studio album titled “It’s Dark and Hell is Hot.”
Over the years, he released a total of seven albums, earned three Grammy Award nominations and took home an American Music Award in 2000 for favorite rap/hip-hop artist.
In addition to music, DMX had a successful movie career with roles in Belly (1998), Romeo Must Die (2000), Exit Wounds (2001) and Cradle 2 the Grave (2003).
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