All dogs go to heaven and Hip-Hop made sure DMX felt the love all the way from Los Angeles. Some of his closest peers paid tribute to the late MC at the 2021 BET Awards.
CLOSE Source: Bennett Raglin / Getty All dogs go to heaven and Hip-Hop made sure DMXfelt the love all the way from Los Angeles. Some of his closest peers paid tribute to the late MC at the 2021 BET Awards. Swizz Beatz ensured Dark Man X received the proper send off at this years BET Awards. The moment took top billing too as it closed out the ceremony. Wu-Tang Clans Method Man set things off with his rendition of Xs classic single Get At Me Dog from his debut album Its Dark and Hell is Hot. As he cruised through the first verse he was joined by Swizz and some key members from the Ruff Ryder collective including Joaquin Waah Dean and Darrin Dee Dean. Next Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine and Benny The Butcher hit the stage to perform Hood Blues from DMXs posthumous album Exodus. The Buffalo trio then closed out the portion with the chorus from Where the Hood At. Earls spirit was further channeled by actor Michael K. Williams (The Wire) who wore a tank top, camouflaged pants and Timberland construction boots, an homage to one of DMXs signature looks, and performed a spoken word version of Slippin'. Jadakiss and Swizz Beatz also reunited to bring more energy to Staples Center with an abridge version of Ruff Ryders Anthem remix. Busta Rhymes and Spliff Starr closed the festivities with their rendition of Party Up (Up In Here); needless to say their energy matched the track perfectly. You can see the DMX tribute below. Photo: TV One