The legacy of the late rapper DMX lives on, as his 8-year-old daughter is already following in her father’s footsteps. Prior to his passing, DMX was scheduled to perform at the Wildcatter Saloon in Katy, Texas this weekend. After his death, the venue decided to host a tribute show to the hip hop legend on the date he was supposed to arrive, with special guests paying homage to DMX.
At the event, DMX’s daughter, Sonovah Hillman Jr., appeared personally to help honor her late father. Taking the mic, Sonovah performed some of the DMX hits as “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” as the crowd cheered him on. It’s remarkable to see yourself as a fan of the rapper who would certainly be very proud. Images of the performance have since been shared on an Instagram page for Sonovah, who appears to refer to himself as JRX. You can watch the video below.
The Ruff Ryders were also pictured on stage that night, with Drag-On also hopping on the mic at the end of the tribute show. DMX’s fiancée, Desiree, and their son, Exodus, were also present, as was Sonovah’s mother. The family thanked the fans for their prayers and support.
In another Instagram post, Sonovah thanked the venue for their first gig, writing: “Thank you very much @wildcatter_saloon, I’ll never forget you gave me the opportunity. My first gig, always grateful, a big thank you and well done to Justin, John, Carmen and Scott. When I succeed, I will come back. I promise. “
One of the most famous rappers of all time, DMX has sold over 74 million records worldwide. With “Ruff Ryders ‘Anthem”, some of his other big hits include “Party Up (Up in Here)”, “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” and “Where the Hood At?” In early April, the rapper suffered a heart attack and was placed on life support in critical condition. He never recovered and died the following week at the age of 50.
Just a day before the news of DMX’s death was announced, Sonovah shared another image on Instagram of herself standing in the same spot where her father took a similar photo several years earlier. In the caption, she says, “We took this photo in the same spot. I’m following you. I love you daddy.”
Previously, Sonovah also performed at a memorial service for his father. Per Blavity, she gave DMX’s single “Slippin ‘” a twist by adding new words to the song following her passing.
“He taught me how to be strong, but it’s good to be afraid / Because sometimes that will show you how to be brave / I never give up, I give everything / Because I know I’m great, even if I look small / I look at my father’s picture on the wall … My brothers and sisters, we are all united / Start the X, dad forever, “rapped the 8-year-old girl.
It all shows how much DMX is loved and missed by those who knew it. His legacy clearly continues to shine very brightly, and it looks like the young “JRX” will help ensure that. The video of Sonovah performing “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” comes to us from @Sonovah_Junior on Instagram.