World-famous rap artist and legendary name of the hip-hop community, Early Simmons, who is also known for his stage name DMX, was hospitalized with a heart attack. On Friday, the rapper died in the hospital where he was treated for a week. The news of the legendary rapper’s death was announced by his family. he was 50 years old.
In the statement, it was reported that DMX passed away in White Plains Hospital earlier on Friday. Saying that his iconic legacy will last forever, his family expressed regret to announce his sudden death.
On Saturday, friends, family, and fans gathered at DMX’s memorial service at Barclays Center in Brooklyn to celebrate his life and legacy, and a memorial ceremony took place.
At one point in the service, DMX’s children took to the stage to remember their fathers and reflect on the ways he helped shape their lives. But instead of giving a speech, Sonovah Junior shared her thoughts through an original rap she wrote.
Here are the lyrics:
“I am growing, I am learning, to hold my head up/My daddy’s still holding my hand, so I gotta stand up/I learned so much from my father… He taught me to be strong, but it’s OK to be afraid/‘Cause sometimes it’ll show you how to be brave. I never give up, I give it all/‘Cause I know I’m big, even though I look small/Lookin’ at my daddy’s picture on the wall… My brothers and sisters, we all stand together/Throw up the X, daddy forever.”
See the Instagram post below.