Kanye West Performs At DMX Memorial Service With Sunday Service Choir! On Saturday (April 24) Kanye West and his Sunday Service Choir paid tribute to DMX with a live performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The event saw the group, perform several musical performances during the late rapper’s memorial. Dressed in red hoodies, they performed “Back to Life,” “Keep on Movin'” among others.
At center stage was X’s red casket bearing the Ruff Ryders logo. Opening the service with an arrangement of Soul II Soul’s “Keep On Movin’,” the rapper and his famous gospel group performed in front of an audience of approximately 1900 People.
They would later on perform “Excellent” (their version of gospel legend Richard Smallwood’s “Psalm 8”), followed by “You Brought the Sunshine” by the Clark Sisters as well as the hymn, “Jesus Loves Me.”
This is even more special considering DMX was a fan of Kanye’s Sunday Service himself pic.twitter.com/GBRmGrJRJB— mariano 🦦 (@oscos) April 24, 2021
Besides the show, Kanye was also behind a collaboration that saw his Yeezy brand and Balenciaga produce a T-shirt in honor of the late hip hop heavyweight. The new piece features a portrait of the late rapper and is selling at $200. Proceeds from the sale will benefit DMX’s family.
The memorial dubbed “DMX’s Celebration of Life,” was graced by other notable guests including rappers Nas and Swizz Beats. Also in attendance were Jadakiss, Eve, Styles P and Drag-On – the original members of the hip-hop group Ruff Ryders, that kick-started DMX’s career toward stardom.
Earlier on Saturday, DMX’s body was ferried to Barclays Center from his birthplace of Yonkers, in a red casket atop a black monster truck. The truck had “Long Live DMX” painted on the side and was surrounded by hundreds of motorcyclists, who paid homage to the motorcycle-loving Ruff Ryders.
The rapper, born Earl Simmons, breathed his last on April 9th, a week after an alleged overdose that resulted in a heart attack.
Check out the performance by Kanye West’s Sunday Service Choir below.