Earl “DMX” Simmons was a prolific writer and lyricist. His music legacy is cemented, being the first rapper to accomplish having his first five albums debut at #1 and the only to have his first two albums debut at #1 in the same calendar year.

To honor the life of the beloved hip-hop icon, BET  televised and streamed “BET REMEMBERS DMX” includingLIVE exclusive coverage of his homegoing celebration Sunday, April 25, 2021, on BET and its YouTube channel. In addition to the homegoing celebration, BET  aired special programming that day to remember Simmons including a selection of films and documentaries starring or featuring the late recording artist and actor.

“DMX is a musical icon whose impact was truly groundbreaking and transcended generations. The authenticity and transparency in his music were profound, creating a lane of his own that changed hip-hop forever. BET is proud to pay our respect to a legend and show our love and support to DMX’s family during this difficult time,” said Connie Orlando, Executive Vice President of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy.