Swizz Beatz paid his respects to DMX in a video posted to his Instagram account on Saturday (April 10), a day after the rapper died at age 50. He had suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized a week earlier.
"Long live the KING!!!! DMX," the Verzuz co-creator captioned the nearly 9 minute video. "Words of truth & Pain."
In his tribute, Swizz remembered how DMX put everyone else before himself. "Since the day that I met him, he lived his life for everyone else. I never seen him live his life for hisself. You ain't never seen DMX next to a Lamborghini; you ain't never seen my brother with a Rolls Royce. You ain't never seen him iced out in jewelry. He did not care about any of that," the producer said. "DMX was the biggest. And let me tell you why he was the biggest. He was the biggest because he prayed for everybody else, more than he did for himself. He'd get on that stage and pray with 15,000 people, knowing that he needed more prayers than everybody that he was praying for. ... My brother would take care of everybody before he would take care of himself."