DMX’s daughter, Sonovah, is a chip off the old block. The 8 year old showed off her musical talents during her late dad’s Memorial service held at the Barclay’s Center on Saturday, April 24th.
Instead of giving a speech like her eldest brother Xavier Simmons, Sonovah decided to pay tribute to her dad by rapping her version of his song, ‘Slippin’.
She introduced her song by saying, “My dad taught me to be strong. I learned so much from him so i dedicate this song to him.”
She began by first singing the chorus, “Ayo, I am growing, I am learning, to hold my head up(x3)/My daddy’s still holding my hand, so I gotta stand up”.
Then rapping, “I learned so much from my father/He taught me laugh at my story/I’m the author/ He taught me to be strong, but it’s OK to be afraid/‘Cause sometimes it’ll show you how to be brave.”
She continued, “I know how to get up whenever I fall/ I never give up, I give it my all/‘Cause I know I’m big, even though I look small/Looking at my daddy’s picture on the wall/I know he want me to be the best I can be/ Nobody else, I got to be me/ My brothers and sisters, we all stand together/Throw up the X, daddy forever.”
DMX’s 1998 song, ‘Slippin’, details the hardships that he faced in life and trying to overcome them. “See, to live is to suffer/But to survive/Well, that’s to find meaning in the suffering,” he raps on the track.
Saturday’s Celebration of Life event was limited to just friends and family due to New York’s COVID-19 protocols. In attendance were all of DMX’s children and their mothers, as well as fiancée Desiree Lindstrom and ex-wife Tashera Simmons.
The family will hold a homegoing celebration on Sunday, April 25 at 2:30 pm EST and will broadcast live on BET and its YouTube Channel HERE.