Stunning aerial footage shows DMX fans on foot and wheel swarming the blocks around Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Saturday ahead of the star-studded afternoon memorial for the homegrown hip hop legend.
Hundreds of motorcyclists are barely able to move as they escort DMX’s coffin past the borough’s iconic Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower.
The New York hip hop icon — known for a string of hit singles, including “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” “What’s My Name” and “What These Bitches Want” — arrived at Barclays just after 2 p.m. in a bright red coffin, set in the flatbed of a monster truck emblazoned with the words “Long Live DMX.”
A procession of road warriors had earlier escorted his coffin to Brooklyn from Yonkers, where the Mount Vernon-born rapper grew up.
DMX, whose birth name is Earl Simmons, died April 9 at age 50, a week after a drug overdose.