A public memorial has been scheduled to hold at at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next week for late rapper, DMX.
The hip-hop icon, who died at the age of 50 after spending a week in a coma, will be honored by family, friends and fans on April 24.
Family and loved ones will also reportedly later attend a private funeral service at a church located in New York City on the following day, April 25.
DMX’s last appearance on the Barclays stage was in June of 2019 when he played the Masters of Ceremony show alongside Snoop Dogg, Cam’ron, 50 Cent, The Lox and other hip-hop acts. Following his death, Yonkers’ Mayor, Mike Spano, also offered X’s family the Yonkers Raceway for a memorial.
Streams for DMX’s songs have seen a 928 percent surge in streaming in the days following the rappers death.
On April 9, DMX’s family revealed they would be taking the Dark Man X off life support following his hospitalization. According to MRC Data, DMX’s tracks collectively gained 75.7 million on-demand streams (audio and video combined) on April 9 and April 10 following this news. That was a 928 percent increase when compared to the 7.36 million they earned on April 7 and 8.
According to reports, the late rapper’s most streamed songs during April 9 and 10 were “Ruff Ryers Anthem” with 9.59 million streams, “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” with 5.79 million streams, “Slippin” with 5.52 million streams, “Party Up (In Here)” with 5.20 million streams and “How It’s Goin’ Down” featuring Faith Evans with 3.52 million streams.