Swizz Beatz, The Lox, Method Man, Lil Buck and Busta Rhymes Honour the Late DMX at BET Awards 2021
Swizz Beatz, The Lox, Method Man, Griselda, Track, Michael K Williams, Lil Buck and Busta Rhymes Honour the Late DMX at BET Awards 2021 – Less than three months after DMX’s death, his life and legacy were celebrated at the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday (June 27). Method Man, alongside X’s Ruff Ryders family, kicked off the 6-minute tribute with an a cappella version of “Get at Me Dog” before Griselda’s Westside Gunn, Benny the Butcher, and Conway the Machine hit the stage to perform their DMX collaboration “Hood Blues” and “Where the Hood At?”.
Michael K. Williams emulated DMX while performing words from his song “Slippin'” in front of DMX’s family members in the audience. “I’m slipping, I’m falling, and I can’t get up,” said the star of “The Wire.”
Swizz Beatz and The Lox’s Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch joined DMX for a performance of “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” followed by a lively performance of “Party Up (Up In Here)” by Busta Rhymes, which ended with a prayer from DMX himself as the crowd at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater held their Xs in the air.
In April, the rap icon passed away at the age of 50 after suffering a heart attack. DMX’s posthumous album Exodus was released last month featuring JAY-Z, Nas, Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys, Usher, and Snoop Dogg.
Watch the touching tribute below.