A group of motorcycle heads who associate themselves with DMX’s famous rap collective have rolled up to pay tribute to the man himself … which made for an awesome scene.
A FOX5 reporter was on the ground Sunday outside of the White Plains hospital where X is currently being treated following his OD/heart attack — and she captured a massive group of bikers pulling up across the street and gathering for what appeared to be a flash mob event.
#developing @ruffryders roll in to White Plains Hospital to pay tribute to @dmx & offer their prayers & suppprt 🙏 #hot97 @HOT97 #fox5ny @fox5ny pic.twitter.com/LwgeB8cZ9n
— LISA EVERS (@LisaEvers) April 4, 2021
Unclear what exactly they got planned, but what is clear is that they were there for X — several were rocking the ‘RR’ brand, which is tied to X’s pride and joy, the Ruff Ryders.
Ruff Ryders appears to encompass a wide-reaching community of members — and they seem to have a biker community too, which would explain all the revving we hear going on here. The crowd was blasting DMX music too … seems they’re hoping he and his loved ones can hear them from inside.
It made for a super sweet moment, and it sounds like more of a demonstration is forthcoming. What this also speaks to is DMX’s massive crossover appeal among different audiences … he’s a hip-hop legend, but his fan base is incredibly diverse, as you can see.
The Ruff Ryders first came onto the scene back in the late ’90s, when X put out an anthem dedicated just to them. In the official music video, X employed a lot of motorcycles and motorcycle stunts, so he was definitely about that subculture even back then.
Ruff Ryders went on to become its own label imprint, and eventually … grew into an entertainment company at large. No word on how many people are officially affiliated these days — but even today it’s obvious, when they roll … they roll deep. Especially when it’s to support their founding members.