Kanye West’s Yeezy Brand Releases DMX Tribute Shirt With Balenciaga, Net Proceeds Go to X’s Family
The music-fashion mogul commissioned the luxury line to create a T-shirt in honor of DMX's tragic passing. Made available on Saturday (April 24), the long-sleeve shirt features an image of X flanked by two crosses printed on its front. The acronym R.I.P. is above his head while his birth and death dates are shown on the sleeve. The back features the phrase "In Loving Memory" toward the bottom. The shirt only comes in black and can be purchased for $200 at dmx-tribute.com. The net proceeds will go to DMX's family, according to the site.
The info on the website for the shirt reads:
"IN MEMORY OF DMX
DESIGNED BY BALENCIAGA
INITIATED BY YEEZY
NET PROCEEDS BENEFIT SIMMONS’S FAMILY
ORIGINAL DMX ARTWORK LOGO
'IN MEMORY' PORTRAIT ON FRONT
12.18.1970 PRINTED ON RIGHT SLEEVE
04.09.2021 PRINTED ON LEFT SLEEVE
IN LOVING MEMORY PRINTED AT BACK
WELL WORN FADED BLACK COLOR
LONG SLEEVES WITH 5CM RIBBED HEM
OPEN END 12 SINGLES
HEAVYWEIGHT COTTON 285 GSMS
GROWN IN THE USA
ETHICALLY MADE IN THE USA."
The new release comes the same day as DMX's public memorial service, which is taking place in Brooklyn, N.Y. at the Barclays Center. The memorial will be followed with a private ceremony at 2:30 p.m. EST tomorrow (April 25), which will be attended by only X's close friends and family at an undisclosed location. The homegoing celebration will also be broadcast live on BET and DMX's YouTube account. It is unclear if Kanye will attend the event but X's friend and frequent collaborator Swizz Beatz is reportedly hoping ’Ye will be in attendance.
DMX died on April 9 after suffering a heart attack as the result of an alleged drug overdose on April 2 that left him on life support. In the wake of his death, the rapper's music streams had increased by 900 percent at one point. He reportedly finished his final album before he passed. The project will feature the likes of Pop Smoke and members of Griselda. The album does not have a release date currently.
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