Hundreds collect to drive from Yonkers to Brooklyn for the DMX memorial service

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April 24, 2021 at 12:07 p.m. EDT

Updated on:April 24, 2021 at 4:54 p.m. EDT

Thousands gathered to pay their respects to hip-hop icon DMX in a final “ride out” on Saturday.

The group made the trek from DMX’s hometown of Yonkers to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the rapper will hold his memorial service.

The over 32 km long journey was accompanied by the police as if it were a parade.

“We all love bikes, we all loved it, but the Ruff Ryders, DMX, changed the game,” said Wayne Snyder, co-organizer of the event. “He’s up there looking down and he’ll be so proud to know that the police, the city, and the state have allowed this for him.”

DMX, 50, died on April 9th ​​after a heart attack.

Police closed the intersection of Yonkers and Central Park Streets and urged the public to avoid the area if possible.

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