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DMX Memorial Service to Be Held in Brooklyn's Barclays Center

A memorial service for the late rapper DMX will be held on April 24 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Because of the arena's 10% capacity rule due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be closed off to the general public. However, the service will be livestreamed.

The livestream will be available to watch at 4pm ET on the rapper's YouTube channel. The public service on Saturday will be followed by a more intimate church service for just DMX's family and friends the next day, Sunday, April 25. This will also be livestreamed starting at 2:30pm ET on BET and its YouTube channel.

DMX died on Friday, April 9, after suffering a heart attack triggered by a drug overdose. He was 50 years old. Since his death, a new song featuring the legendary rapper has been released by his longtime collaborator Swizz Beatz.

DMX performed at the Barclays Center twice: once in 2017 as part of a Ruff Ryders reunion show and in 2019 at the Masters of Ceremony concert.

Mike Spano — the Mayor of Yonkers, New York, where DMX spent his childhood — had also proposed a memorial at Yonkers Raceway. Although it's unclear if that service is still taking place, there are reports Yonkers will honor DMX with a lasting gesture. This could mean a mural, street name, or statue depending on what DMX's family would like to do.

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Article Image: DMX performing in Moscow in 2014. (hurricanehank via DepositPhotos.)

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