The rap world has come together to pay tribute to late hip-hop icon DMX in a memorial service at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Among those who spoke at the ‘Celebration Of Life’ event were Eve and Swizz Beatz and Nas, who referred to DMX as his “brother”.
“It’s an honour to be here tonight, at the same time it’s a sad day, it’s a glorious day,” the rapper added:
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Elsewhere, DMX’s daughter Sonovah performed a version of her dad’s 1998 song ‘Slippin’ and proved that talent runs in the family:
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DMX’s family also said a few words.
“Everything he did, he did for you all,” his fiancée Desiree Lindstrom told the crowd as she stood beside his children and other family members.
“He always wanted to please you, he always wanted to give you his best show… He changed your lives, one lyric at a time.”
While one of his sons added: “We have lost an icon and the best father anyone could ask for”.
Kanye West and his Sunday Service Choir also paid tribute to the late star with a performance.
You can check out the footage below, or else listen to DMX’s his first posthumous single ‘Been To War’ right here.