DMX mural unveiled in rapper’s hometown of Yonkers
The mural has been underway since May
A DMX mural has been painted in Yonkers, New York.
The mural of the late rapper — real name Earl Simmons — who passed away in April this year following a heart attack, was created by artist Floyd Simmons and unveiled by the Mayor of Yonkers, Mike Spano, last week.
Painted on a wall close to Calcagno Homes on School Street, the housing complex where DMX once lived, the mural is 35 by 22 feet and features lyrics from some of the rapper's songs, including 'Look Thru My Eyes' and 'School Street'. Simmons' fiancé Desiree Lindstrom was in attendance at the mural unveiling, alongside members of New York-based label Ruff Ryders and Def Jam Records.
Earlier this year, the Celebration of Life for Earl "DMX" Simmons took place at the Barclay Centre in Brooklyn, New York. The memorial service, which was livestreamed, followed a private funeral service for family and friends, and features performances from the likes of Eve, Nas and Swizz Beatz, as well as Kanye West and his Sunday Service choir. Ahead of the event, West teamed up with fashion house Balenciaga as Yeezy to design a $200 fundraising t-shirt for DMX's family.
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