DMX’s family will be able to use Yonker’s largest outdoor facility for a memorial if they chose to do so.
DMX’s hometown Yonkers is reportedly planning to pay homage to the beloved rapper.
Per a TMZ report, Mayor Mike Spano is also open to allowing the family of DMX to use Yonkers Raceway for their memorial service if they’d like to. A source close to the family shared there will be a public and private service and that a private meeting is happening today to finalize plans.
The Yonkers Raceway is the city’s largest outdoor venue and it holds 7,500 guests. 20 percent of that number would be able to attend the memorial due to COVID-19 restrictions. Spano has stated he’d like to ease the burden of the family by providing the use of the grounds of the horse racing facility.
In addition to offering the venue which he believes would be fitting, the Yonkers mayor has also said he’d like to honor DMX with a “lasting gesture” like a statue, street name or mural. Spano added it will ultimately be up to what the rapper’s family would like to do.
The late hip-hop titan passed Friday after spending a week in a coma. He suffered from a massive heart attack on April 2. In a statement, his family shared a few choice words reflecting on his contributions to music:
“Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.”
Even if DMX’s family decides to choose another venue for the memorial, it’s a kind gesture that Yonkers is offering such a large option. It’s clear here that they would like to continue highlighting the rap icon and his everlasting legacy.
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