The 2021 BET Awards will include a special tribute to DMX featuring Swizz Beatz, Busta Rhymes, Method Man, and more.
Method Man, Busta Rhymes, Griselda & More To Honor DMX At BET Awards
Swizz Beatz and Busta Rhymes will lead a tribute to DMX at the 2021 BET Awards, which will air this Sunday, June 27th, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The network will celebrate the entirety of DMX’s career from his beginnings with iconic hip hop label, Def Jam and Ruff Ryders to new music from his posthumous album, Exodus.
Legendary choreographer Fatima Robinson is enlisted as creative director for the tribute. The performance is set to include renditions of some of DMX’s most revered hits including “Slippin,” “Party Up,” “Where the Hood At,” “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”, "What's My Name?" "Get at Me Dog," and "DMX Prayer" are all slated to be included. In addition to the stacked list of contributing emcees, The Wire's own Michael K. Williams will also appear in the memorial, which was put together by Swizz Beatz.
Hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson, the 2021 BET Awards air live on Sunday, June 27 at 8 p.m. ET. Hip-Hop icon Queen Latifah will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With the biggest lineup of talent slated to take the stage in award show history, viewers can anticipate sets from Moneybagg Yo, City Girls, Jazmine Sullivan, Tyler The Creator, H.E.R., and more.