Swizz Beatz, Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Griselda, and the Lox joined forces for a tribute to their late friend DMX at the 2021 BET Awards Sunday night (June 27). Actor Michael K. Williams also appeared as part of the tribute, which included hits like “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” “Where the Hood At,” and “Party Up (Up in Here).” Check it out below.
DMX died at age 50 in April. Following his death, Swizz Beatz oversaw the final release details for the album Exodus, which the rapper had started after appearing on Verzuz with Snoop Dogg last summer. The project featured contributions from Swizz Beatz, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Bono, Jay-Z, and Nas.
Read Pitchfork’s Afterword feature, “Remembering DMX, Who Changed Rap Forever.”