It's been two years since the world received the heartbreaking news of DMX’s passing. In April of 2021, the beloved rapper suffered a fatal heart attack and passed away surrounded by family at White Plains Hospital. The Ruff Ryders have announced an event in his honor, an “NYC Ryde Out”. A save-the-date flyer was shared on the official Ruff Ryders Instagram account with the caption “On April 9th please join the Ruff Ryders Family as we celebrate and remember our brother DMX and all our fallen Soldiers with our NYC Ryde Out!”.
A "Celebration of Life Memorial" was previously held for Earl Simmons on April 24th, 2021. Close friends and family gathered at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to send the rapper off in love. Hours before the service, X's casket was transported in a monster truck that read "Long Live DMX" on the side. The Ruff Ryders bike crew followed behind in numbers in a sentimental yet action-packed scene. Whereas his memorial service was limited to family due to Covid-19, the crew invites the public out to celebrate their fallen soldier.
Ruff Ryders Announce "NYC Ryde Out" To Honor DMX
Initially, the Ruff Ryders began as management for DMX and The Lox. After signing with Def Jam, Ruff Ryders Entertainment, the label. The roster includes Swizz Beatz, Eve, Cassidy, and more. Besides the music, Ruff Ryders is a motorcycle club and a group that has stood in solidarity with The Darkman. Their impact on the culture runs deep as their love for their comrade. Today, Ruff Ryders Lifestyle is very active in the community and various social spaces.
The "Ryde Out" event is scheduled for April 9th, on the two-year anniversary of X's death. The group invites fans and friends to bring their loved ones for a day of "food, fun games and music". The comments are full of fans eager to celebrate a rapper who is, without a doubt, a legend in the game. For more information about the ride out check the flyer on the Ruff Ryder's official Instagram. The Ruff Ryders will announce more details about the event in the near future.