Def Jam recordings, DMXThe record company, covered the funeral note for the late rapper without any hesitation.
According to a report by TMZ on Monday, June 21, the label spent over $ 35,000 on the X memorial celebration. Apparently Def Jam took responsibility for the bill the DMX family received from Brooks Memorial Home Inc. in the hometown of X in Yonkers, NY
Based on the documents obtained by the point of sale, the costs covered by the label included the transfer DMX at the funeral home, the embalming fluid, the hearse and the flowers. How far the label sprang for the “Long Live DMX” van that carried the body of the rhymer on his funeral procession is unknown.
The personalized red casket, however, was $ 7,450. The total amount paid by Def Jam was $ 35,228.13.
Memorial services for close friends and family of DMX took place on April 24 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Due to COVID-19, the public was not allowed to attend, however, the memorial was released online. The next day, April 25, a private funeral was held for X’s family in a church.
DMX rocked the hip-hop world with his death on April 9 following a report drug overdose that led to a heart attack on April 2. Before news of X’s death came to light, reports revealed that he had very little brain activity and was in a vegetative state. After undergoing tests to determine X’s brain functionality, which doctors say does not appear to be improving, his family has revealed the tragic news to the masses.
Def Jam also shared a statement at the time on the passing of their longtime artist: “Def Jam Recordings and the extended family of artists, executives and employees of Def Jam are deeply saddened by the loss of our Brother Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons. DMX was a brilliant artist and an inspiration to millions of people around the world. His message of triumph over wrestling, his search for light out of darkness, his quest for truth and grace brought us closer to our own humanity. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all who loved and were touched by him. DMX was nothing less than a giant. His legend will live on forever. “
Before X’s death, a posthumous album veteran MC arrived on May 28. Exodus, a album DMX had worked on before his death, was posted via Def Jam and features appearances by Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, The LOX, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, Moneybagg Yo, Bono and more.
XXL contacted Brooks Memorial Home Inc. and a DMX representative for comment.
Sadly, several rappers died in 2021.