Recently, a memorial service was held for DMX at the Barclay’s Center in New York, with friends and family of the rapper coming together to pay their respects.

The service found Swizz Beatz speaking on DMX’s legacy, while Kanye West and Sunday Service delivered a tribute to X as well.During the funeral service, it was revealed that the New York State Senate declared DMX’s birthday—December 18, to be “Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons Day.” The news was revealed by Erica Ford of Life Camp, a group dedicated to preventing gun violence. While speaking at the funeral, activist Priscilla Echi said, “Our New York State Senate has called December 18 Earl “DMX” Simmons Day. His lyrics were rapped on the Senate floor by Senator Jamal Bailey, who introduced a resolution in his honor. He also has proclamations from Mayor Spano and Mayor Shawyn Patterson Howard.”

Ford went on to note: “From the Governor’s office, we have the flag that was flying the day that he died to be presented to his family. We have a citation from the governor’s office for his oldest son and one for his father.”