New York State Senate Officially Declares December 18 as "Earl 'DMX' Simmons Day"

New York State Senate Officially Declares December 18 as "Earl 'DMX' Simmons Day"

New York State Senate Officially Declares December 18 as "Earl 'DMX' Simmons Day"

New York will annually honor New York native and late rapper DMX

New York will annually honor New York native and late rapper DMX

Text: Greg Marku

On April 25, the state of New York officially announced that December 18 will now be known as ‘Earl “DMX” Simmons Day’ after DMX’s birthday.

Co-founder of Life Camp, an organization dedicated to the prevention of gun violence, Erica Ford announced the tribute to the late rapper at his memorial service over the weekend.

Ford was joined by community activist Priscilla Echi, who confirmed that Senate Resolution 631 was introduced to the New York Senate floor last week.

“Our New York State Senate has called December 18 Earl “DMX” Simmons Day,” Echi announced. “His lyrics were rapped on the Senate floor by Senator Jamal Bailey who introduced a resolution in his honor. He also has proclamations from Mayor Spano and Mayor Shawyn Patterson Howard.”

Along with his private funeral, last Saturday artists such as Kanye West performed at DMX’s memorial service, “DMX: A Celebration of Life”, in Brooklyn.

Other performers at the service included Nas, Eve and Swizz Beatz. Sonovah, DMX’s 12-year-old daughter, also rapped a version of her father’s song ‘Slippin’, from his 1998 album ‘Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood.’

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