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DMX's Six-Year-Old Son Performs Touching Piano Cover Of 'Ruff Ryders' Anthem'

9 June 2023 | 11:36 am | Jessie Lynch

"I love you, Daddy."

DMX and son Exodus

DMX and son Exodus (Youtube/Instagram)

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Exodus, the young son of rap legend DMX (real name Earl Simmons), has paid tribute to his late father with an adorable cover of one of his dad's most famous tracks, Ruff Ryders' Anthem.

DMX's fiancée, Desiree Lindstrom, posted the heartwarming clip to Instagram on June 6 alongside the caption, “Y’all should of known it was coming … A small tribute to his daddy! #ForeverX @Dmx @therealswizzz.”

“Today, I’m gonna play a ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem’ and this is how it goes,” Exodus said before proceeding to play the iconic tune on the piano.

Following his rendition, the six-year-old sweetly added: “I love you, Daddy.”

The touching tribute was met with a slew of comments praising the little muso, with one commenter writing, "That boy is gifted … like his father," while another said: “I know your Dad would be so proud of you!”

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DMX died in a New York hospital back in April 2021 after suffering a “catastrophic cardiac arrest" at the age of just 50 years old.

At the time of his death, a statement was released that read: “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart, and we cherish the times we spent with him,” the family said, adding that his music “inspired countless fans across the world, and his iconic legacy will live on forever”.

Ruff Ryders’ Anthem was released in May 1998, with Swizz Beatz celebrating the 25th anniversary of the track last month.

“25yrs ago on this Day May 5th 1998 my life changed forever,” he wrote in his Instagram caption. “That’s how Ruff Ryders Roll! On May 5th 1998 Ruff Ryders Anthem dropped.

“Can you believe 25 years ago, DMX lit up our screens with his Mega talent !! @hiphop50 Long Live my brother @dmx !!!! Ruff Ryders for Life @waahdean @general_over_everything.”