Over the weekend, hip-hop legend DMX, born Earl Simmons, was remembered at a private funeral in New York, attended by his family and friends, while a larger memorial service was held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke at the four-hour memorial service and he had plenty of praise for DMX.  The memorial service featured a choir, speeches by X’s children, words from his closest celebrity friends such as Swizz Beatz,  Nas, Eve, and the original Ruff Ryders, TMZ reported. Farrakhan said he got to know DMX the same way many others did — through his music. “To all of you out there that like myself, I met him through his music but I really got to know him…by listening to his music,” Farrakhan said.