New York, Apr 25 (EFE) .- Hundreds of followers, friends and family of rapper DMX, who died on April 9 after suffering a heart attack, have come this weekend to New York to two farewell events held in a church with a concert hall before he was buried.
This Sunday, his relatives and those closest to him gave his last goodbye in a religious ceremony in a church in the New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, which was not open to the public but was broadcast live.
The religious service was organized the day after the Barclays Center concert hall hosted a massive event in which singers, friends, fans and family participated to remember the author, who developed his musical career in the 90s and early 2000s , a time in which he sold millions of copies of his first five albums, which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard, a record for that time.
His coffin surrounded by the musical group “Ruff Ryders”, was transported in a huge “pick up” type vehicle with giant wheels, which read “long live DMX”.
A black and white photograph of the rapper with angel wings and a quote from him that read: “We all have a star, all you have to do is find it. you get, everyone who sees it will be blinded. “
DMX, whose real name was Earl Simmons, died at the White Plains City Hospital in Westchester County, north of New York City, where he had been admitted on the night of April 1. He was 50 years old.
The father of 15 children, DMX grew up in the New York neighborhood of Yonkers and his drug problems were known for years.
The artist was preparing a new album with collaborations from Bono, Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg and Usher, as it transpired after his death.
His best-known singles include hits like ‘X’ Gon Give it To Ya ‘, with more than 416 million views on Spotify despite being a single released in 2003,’ Party Up (Up in Here) ‘and’ Where the Hood At ‘.
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