Rapper Earl Simmons, known by his stage name DMX, rode to his memorial on custom monster truck surrounded by hundreds of motorbikes.
The truck was emblazoned with ‘Long Live DMX’ on its side, ‘Ruff Ryders’ on the back and DMX on its center caps.
DMX was also a lover of luxury rides while alive. He once said he had at least 7 cars plus several motorcycles.
American rapper and actor DMX, born Earl Simmons, recently passed away from complications following a heart attack he had a week earlier due to drug overdose.
For his last ride, a red casket carrying his remains rode through the streets of New York on the back of a custom-made Ford F250 monster truck. The high-riding vehicle was surrounded by hundreds of motorcycles.
As a tribute to the late 50 year old star, the truck was emblazoned with ‘Long Live DMX’ on its side, ‘Ruff Ryders’ on the back and DMX on its center caps.
At the memorial service held outside New York’s Barclays Center on April 24, 2021, the vehicle was flanked by members of the Ruff Ryders rap label.
DMX’s truck was made by J&B Motorsports, a vehicle customization shop in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
It features custom tube frame, transfer case, monster truck shocks, 20 ton axles, and custom wheels and large tractor tyres. Powering it is a 7.3liter, 430 horsepower engine that guzzles gas at a rate of 12 to 15miles to gallon.
Brand new Ford F250s pickup truck can cost around $70,000, but customizations done on DMX’s truck could take it past $175,000.
DMX began rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998.
The late songwriter was also a lover of luxury rides while alive. He once said he had at least 7 cars plus several motorcycles.