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A Monster Truck Carried DMX's Casket To His Memorial Service In Brooklyn

Hundreds of Ruff Ryders joined the procession from his hometown of Yonkers, New York, to Brooklyn.

Posted on April 24, 2021, at 5:59 p.m. ET

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Fans dance to DMX songs outside his memorial service in Brooklyn on April 24.

A monster truck carrying the casket of rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons led a procession of hundreds of Ruff Ryders on motorbikes from his hometown of Yonkers, New York, to a memorial at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Saturday.

DMX’s casket arrived at the Barclays Center on a monster truck

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DMX, one of the most acclaimed rappers of all time, died at age 50 after a heart attack.

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Fans gather to pay tribute to DMX.

Around 2,000 invited guests are expected at the Celebration of Life on Saturday; the event will be streamed on YouTube. It was originally due to begin at 4 p.m. ET but was delayed until 6 p.m.

Hundreds in Yonkers for a procession to Brooklyn for DMX’s memorial service. High energy & huge crowd.

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On Sunday he will receive a final send-off at a homegoing celebration and a private funeral, which will be streamed by BET.

One motorcyclist does a wheelie on the streets of Brooklyn
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A group of motorcyclists who were seen during the DMX memorial

Although neither memorial is open to the public because of COVID-19 restrictions, hundreds of fans gathered as motorbikes revved and cars blared DMX's biggest hits through the streets of Brooklyn.

A white floral X
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A group of mourners pay tribute to DMX at Barclays Center on April 24.

A huge white floral X stood outside the entrance of Barclays.

A screen outside showed a photo of the rapper with a quote from his song “Fame”: "We each have a star, all we have to do is find it. Once you do, everyone who sees it will be blinded."

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Fans outside Barclays Center.

The Grammy-nominated hip-hop star, best known for his barking style on hits like “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” and “Party Up (Up in Here)," was the first musician to have five No. 1 albums on the Billboard charts.


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