A few weeks ago, the world of hip-hop lost one of its most influential artists. Earl Simmons, more popularly known as the rapper ‘DMX’, passed away last April 9, 2021, after suffering a heart attack.
With a career spanning from the early 90s up to the 2020s, DMX has amassed platinum albums over his career. Meanwhile, hit songs such as ‘X Gon’ Give It To Ya’, ‘Party Up (In Here)’, and ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem’, to name a few, will always be remembered dearly.
Aside from the world of music, he also starred in several movies in the early 2000s. From movies like Cradle 2 The Grave, Exit Wounds, and Romeo Must Die, he was able to carve himself some Hollywood fame too.
DMX always lived larger than life. To prove that point even after his death, he was carried to his final resting place in no mere hearse. Instead, DMX’s ruby red casket was brought to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in a mean monster truck. The hearse of choice was a highly-modified Ford F-250 painted black with a ‘Long Live DMX’ decal on the side.
Not only that, his funeral procession was accompanied by thousands of riders on motorcycles, quad bikes, and three-wheeled motorcycles who wished to pay respects to the late artist. The funeral service itself was limited to just friends and families. But that didn’t stop fans from joining the procession out of respect to DMX.
Earl Simmons may have faded from the spotlight in recent years, but fans still hold him in very high regard. Check out the video and see for yourself just how many joined DMX's funeral procession.
Rest in peace, DMX.