American Rapper Kanye West and Sunday Service Choir perform at DMX’s memorial service
Kanye West and the Sunday Service Choir perform during the Memorial Service Held For Rapper DMX at Barclays Center on April 24, 2021 in New York City.
West and his gospel group opened the service with an arrangement of Soul II Soul’s ‘Keep On Movin’ before singing the Clark Sisters’ ‘You Brought The Sunshine’, the hymn ‘Jesus Loves Me’ and their original song ‘Excellent’.
“DMX: A Celebration of Life” saw other notable guests including rappers Nas and Swizz Beats, the latter of whom made a speech. Also in attendance was Eve, Jadakiss, Styles P and Drag-On – members and signees of the hip-hop collective and record label Ruff Ryders that boosted DMX’s early career.
Ahead of the service DMX’s red casket was driven to the Barclays Center on top of a Ruff Ryders monster truck that read “Long Live DMX” on the side.
Thousands of motorcyclists joined the procession from Yonkers to Brooklyn in tribute with the bike-loving Ruff Ryders.