The New York State Senate has officially declared December 18, the anniversary of DMX, as “Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons Day” in honor of the tragically deceased rapper at the beginning of April. The announcement was made during DMX’s memorial service on Sunday when Erica Ford, co-founder of gun violence prevention organization Life Camp, Andrea Stewart–Cousins, Senate Majority Leader, and Senator Jamaal T. Bailey introduced and sponsored Senate Resolution 631.
“The New York State Senate named Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons Day on December 18“, announced Priscilla Echi, a community activist from Westchester.. “His words were rapped in the Senate by Senator Jamal Bailey who introduced a resolution in his honor.“
Senator Bailey insisted on praising X one last time: “Phenomenal actor, essential for culture. Someone who gave us so much in the hip generation–hop. As a kid who was raised by the hip–hop, I’m grateful not only for the accomplishments of DMX, but I’m happier with the impact Earl Simmons left on the world__. May he rest in peace and may his memory be a blessing.“