DMX receives an honorary mural in his Yonkers hometown

Jonathan Mannion

A mural was unveiled Tuesday morning in Yonkers, New York commemorating hometown hero and late rapper DMX.

According to the City of Yonkers on Twitter, the mural was commissioned by the Yonkers Art coalition to restore an existing mural after local fans specifically asked for a DMX memorial. It was designed and completed by New York artist Floyd Simmons and features lyrics from X’s songs “School Street” and “Look Thru My Eyes.”

Ruff Ryders CEO Darrin Dee Dean and X’s fiancée, Desiree Lindstrom, were both in attendance at the mural’s unveiling near the Calcagno Homes housing complex on South Street, where X once lived. Lindstrom is also the mother of X’s five-year-old son, Exodus

“Extended blessings to the family of @DMX. Got Exodus and Dez with us,” Dean wrote on Instagram.

DMX, born Earl Simmons, died on April 9 at age 50 from a cocaine-induced heart attack, which decreased blood circulation to his brain. The Grammy-nominated rapper spent days on life support and never recovered. X’s posthumous album, Exodus, was released in May by his longtime friend, collaborator, and executive producer Swizz Beatz.


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