DMX’s funeral took place over the weekend, and it was filled with the who’s who of hip hop and music. Of course it was an all-star affair, artists from all genres joining together with X’s family, friends and fans to celebrate his life and legacy. However, the most wholesome moment wasn’t from any of these artists, but rather, DMX’s own kids, stepping up to the mic like their father before them to reflect on his life.
And in true X fashion, instead of writing a speech, his daughter Sonovah Junior decided to do her own version of ‘Slippin,’ and we’re telling you right now, it was one of the most soul-stirring renditions of the tune we’ve ever heard.
“I am growing, I am learning, to hold my head up/My daddy’s still holding my hand, so I gotta stand up/I learned so much from my father… He taught me to be strong, but it’s OK to be afraid/‘Cause sometimes it’ll show you how to be brave,” she rapped.
“I never give up, I give it all/‘Cause I know I’m big, even though I look small/Lookin’ at my daddy’s picture on the wall… My brothers and sisters, we all stand together/Throw up the X, daddy forever.”
DMX's daughter wrote a song for her dad 🖤🕊 pic.twitter.com/JtSdc4j5Zo
— Complex (@Complex) April 24, 2021
Not surprisingly Sonovah Junior has already been following in her father’s footsteps, releasing numerous videos on her instagram account of her spitting bars and creating songs.
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But, it’s more than fair to say that her most important rap was the one she performed over the weekend. Check out a snippet from the emotion-filled memorial below.