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DMX performs onstage during the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour at The Forum on October 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California.

DMX will be honored with a special tribute at the 2021 BET Awards, curated by producer Swizz Beatz, who had a longstanding friendship with the late rapper.

Performances from Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Swizz Beatz, Griselda, and a special appearance by Michael K. Williams are set to round out the tribute celebrating the life and music of DMX from his early beginnings with iconic hip hop label Ruff Ryders to present-day, debuting a new song from X’s forthcoming posthumous album, Exodus.

Connie Orlando, BET’s Executive Vice President of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy said, “We look forward to celebrating DMX’s indelible mark in music and pop culture. DMX inspired fans around the world with his signature raspy voice, the delivery of raw emotion through his lyrics and performances, and his giving spirit. We are proud to pay our respects to a hip-hop legend on our biggest stage, the BET Awards.”

The tribute will include some of DMX’s iconic hits:

“Party Up”
“What’s My Name?”
“Where the Hood At?”
“MY N—- / X Gon’ Give It to Ya”
“Get at Me Dog”
“Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”
“DMX Prayer”

The BET Awards airs live on BET on Sunday, June 27 at 8:00 pm, ET/PT.

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