BET Awards 2021: Watch DMX tribute lead by Swizz Beatz, Busta Rhymes, Method Man and more
28 June 2021, 11:37 | Updated: 28 June 2021, 11:44
The rappers came together on stage to deliver a touching tribute to late rapper DMX at the 2021 BET Awards.
Celebrities honoured the Hip-Hop legend during Sunday's ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, Griselda and The Lox lead the exquisite tribute that celebrated DMX's life and music.
During their performance tribute, they included renditions of DMX's songs that helped shape hip-hop music and culture in the early 1990s.
With Rhymes and Beatz on stage, Method Man began the performance with a spoken word rap.
After the 'Da Rockwilder' rapper performed a free-flowing rap acapella, he Griselda to the stage.
The rappers performed renditions of some of the most popular DMX tracks, including Slippin', Where The Hood At?, Ruff Ryders' Anthem, and Party Up (Up In Here).
At one point during the performance, actor Michael K. Williams (best known for The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and Lovecraft Country) jumped on stage to help perform DMX's hit X Gon' Give It To Ya.
The group also debuted a new song from DMX's posthumous album, Exodus, which was released nearly two months after his passing.
Towards the end of the tribute, a spoken word segment by DMX was played. In his spoken word, he offered some words of wisdom, while a violin player added a musical touch to the outro.
DMX's fiance Desiree Lindstrom, and mother of his 15th child, was present during the performance in the audience.
Griselda, U2 front man Bono, Lil Wayne, and DMX's daughter, Sonovah, are on the album.