Kanye West and the Sunday Service Choir paid tribute to DMX with reside performances on the late rapper’s Celebration of Life memorial service in Brooklyn on Saturday. Carrying pink hooded sweatshirts, the gospel group opened the service at Brooklyn’s Barclays Middle with an association of Soul II Soul’s ‘Preserve On Movin’. They then sang the Clark Sisters’ ‘You Introduced The Sunshine’, the hymn ‘Jesus Loves Me’ and their unique music ‘Glorious’, all in honor of DMX.
Different outstanding company on the service had been members of the hip-hop collective and file label Ruff Ryders in addition to Nas, Swizz Beats, and extra. The memorial service, which was live-streamed on DMX’s YouTube and Instagram accounts, started with a video of DMX and his daughter driving a rollercoaster. DMX will be heard comforting his daughter, saying, “It’s okay, daddy’s right here.”
A clip of DMX performing a spoken-word poem subsequently appeared on the display screen. “I worry that what I’m saying received’t be heard till I’m gone/ But it surely’s all good as a result of I didn’t actually anticipate to reside lengthy,” DMX says. “So if it takes for me to undergo for my brother to see the sunshine/ Give me ache til I die/ However please lord deal with him proper.”
Forward of the service, DMX’s casket was pushed to the Barclays Middle on high of a Ruff Ryders monster truck with “Lengthy reside DMX” painted on the facet. Tons of of bikers led the funeral procession from DMX’s birthplace of Yonkers to Brooklyn’s Barclays Middle.
DMX, born Earl Simmons, died on April 9 at age 50 after struggling a coronary heart assault. His non-public funeral and homegoing celebration can be held on Sunday at 2:30 pm ET, and can air reside on BET and its YouTube channel.
Watch Kanye West and the Sunday Service Choir carry out: