DMX: Late Rapper’s 7-Year Old Son Pays Tribute On Dad’s Birthday With Touching “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” Piano Cover

BY JO Mensah December 18, 2023 9:39 PM EDT
DMX Photo.source: Instagram/@dmx

DMX would have celebrated his birthday today, (December 18) if he were still alive and his son is paying tribute.

On what would have been DMX’s 53rd birthday, the late rapper’s seven-year-old son Exodus posted a heartwarming piano tribute to his father.

Born Earl Simmons in 1970, DMX tragically passed away on April 9, 2021 at age 50 due to a drug-induced heart attack, leaving behind his fiancée and 15 children.

A reminder for DMX’s fans

In an Instagram video shared by the late rapper’s fiancée Desiree Lindstrom, Exodus is seen playing his own piano rendition of his dad’s smash hit X Gon’ Give It To Ya.

“Happy Birthday Earl! Thinking of you always, but especially today. You was New York!!! Exodus tribute to you! (X gonna give it to ya) We love you baby! #ForeverX,” she wrote in the caption

Before he started, Exodus who is the youngest of DMX’s children said: “I’m gonna play my daddy’s song, X Gon’ Give It To Ya.”

His son’s touching piano tribute gave fans a sweet reminder of the rap icon on his birthday.Fans flooded the emotional post with praise for Exodus’ touching musical tribute.

A movie soundtrack which forged bonds

Released in 2002, X Gon’ Give It To Ya was the lead single for the soundtrack to Cradle 2 The Grave, an action film starring DMX. The high-energy rap anthem later appeared on DMX’s album Grand Champ as well.

DMX co-starred in Cradle 2 The Grave alongside actress Paige Hurd, who he became a godfather for after the movie was released. On Father’s Day 2016, Hurd got DMX’s handwritten lyrics to “Right/Wrong” tattooed on her body as a tribute to her godfather.

Michael Jordan in trouble over accident

Following the release of a video showing a Ferrari racing another car, the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a car crash involving “Creed III” star, Michael B. Jordan.

The car crash reportedly occurred earlier in December and was allegedly a result of Jordan’s Ferrari colliding with a parked car in Hollywood. 

Per reports, the authorities intend to establish whether Jordan was the one behind the wheel of the sports car during the incident.