NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TODAY, BET is honoring the life of rap legend DMX, on the day of his passing, Friday April 9, with a special block of programming including a re-air of the hit docuseries Chronicles: Ruff Ryder from 6:00pm – 11:00pm and Inside the Label: Ruff Ryders from 11:00pm to midnight (All times EDT). The special content tribute comes after news of his passing earlier today. The rapper, born Earl Simmons, was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack on Friday, April 2.
BET Remembers DMX Promo:
“We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of rap legend, DMX. We join the millions of fans worldwide in sending our deepest condolences to his loved ones and the hip-hop community. He will truly be missed,” said Connie Orlando, Executive Vice President of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. “DMX is part of the BET family. From countless appearances on our ‘Hip Hop Awards’ including the cyphers to starring in his self-titled docuseries “DMX: Soul of a Man,” and most recently “Ruff Ryder Chronicles,” his talents extended beyond music, TV, and film. His work to help the less fortunate, including his hometown of Mount Vernon, New York, speaks to DMX’s benevolent spirit. We will keep his entire family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.