Iconic American music producer, Swizz Beatz, has taken to his verified Instagram account to post an eight-minute video that eulogises his old friend and music partner, DMX.
In the video, he stated that the late rap legend lived to help others and made their pain his.
The ace beatmaker who produced most of DMX songs and collaborated with him on his Ruff Ryders album described his longtime friend as a prophet and a unique individual who never flaunted his wealth because it was not important to him.
Swizz Beatz further noted that DMX’s purpose in life was to comfort people, despite his own unrelenting pain, revealing that DMX suffered every single day from the time they met. Swizz pointed out that there was a reason “he took everybody’s pain and made it his.”
In his emotional tribute, Swizz Beatz said, “He would go to jail to escape his pain. That’s how much pain my brother had every day. He would win an award — an American Music Award, you name it — and wouldn’t understand why he deserved it because he felt that other people deserved it more than him. He never lived for himself.”
Swizz also said DMX never ‘sold out; not even close’. The beatmaker said that he learnt a lot from DMX, urging others to learn some lessons from the late rapper’s life.
“Everybody threw millions of dollars. You could not buy DMX. You couldn’t buy him; he was never for sale. His loyalty for those he loved was never for sale. His family was never for sale. His integrity was never for sale. You might learn something from him. He taught me a lot.”
Also, Swizz Beatz said he cried about 50 times before delivering his message — a message to a man who was a true humanitarian. And, unlike many celebs, “He did more charity than probably every artist I know. The only difference with his charity was he never talked about it.”
He ended the message by saying he’s comforted to know DMX’s pain is gone forever and he’s at peace.