Inside DMX’s Funeral: Rap Icons, Mourning Fans, and a Casket in a Monster Truck

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These were the words written on the monster truck that carried Earl Simmons’ crimson casket from Yonkers to Brooklyn for his memorial service at Barclays Center on Saturday night. Scores of motorcyclists and the majority Ruff Ryders, took part in the late rapper’s funeral procession to the arena. They were met by hundreds of fans, which grew to thousands as the night wore on, who converged in front of Barclays, and on adjacent sidewalks, to celebrate DMX’s life.

Motorcycles, four-wheelers, and dirt bikes zoomed down nearby streets; a

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