A new DMX mural commemorating the rapper in his hometown of Yonkers, N.Y. was unveiled Tuesday.
The location of the mural is significant: it is in front of Calcagno Homes on School Street, the municipal housing complex in which the rapper once lived, per TMZ.
The artist, Floyd Simmons, no relation to the late rapper, said residents at the housing project asked if he could honor the artist in a custom mural. The residents reached out because they appreciated Floyd’s previous work he’d done in Harlem back in the ’90s.
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Floyd told TMZ that the project kept getting pushed back because of the weather and then an injury to his pinky finger that got “jammed between the cherry picker lift and the wall”.
The mural pays homage to the artwork in the track “Look Thru My Eyes” where he raps about his hometown. The state of N.Y. also honors DMX’s legacy with his own day, “DMX Day”, on December 18, the rapper’s birthday.
DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, died due to a heart attack back in April. He was 50.