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Hundreds Gather To Show Love At Prayer Vigil And Rally For DMX

Photos by Cynthia Turnquest-Jones

Hundreds gathered Monday to pray and offer support for to one of Westchester County’s most beloved rappers, DMX as he remains hospitalized following a heart attack he suffered on Friday. At least 500 people gathered outside White Plains Hospital (41 E Post Rd) where the rapper and actor is currently being treated. His longtime attorney, Murray Richman, confirmed to Black Westchester Sunday that DMX had suffered a heart attack around 11 p.m. on Friday at his home in White Plains and was taken via ambulance to a local hospital. Richman said then that the artist was on a ventilator. The attorney said he did not know what may have caused the rapper to have had a heart attack.

Ruff Ryder Motorcycle Club leaving White Plains Hospital

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After the vigil in front of the hospital, the crown moved to Gardella Park on Ferris Avenue. The Voice of Westchester, DJ Tri-State Jericko entertained the crowd inside the park, while the Ruff Ryders Motorcycle Club performed stunts much like they did in the music video for the late ’90s, anthem X dedicated to them. When the Ruff Ryders Anthem played the crowd went wild. BW’s Cynthia Turnquest-Jones was on hand to capture some of the moment outside the hospital and on Ferris Avenue on camera.

DJ Tri-State Jericko at DMX Rally at Gardella Park on Ferris Avenue in White Plains

It was a peaceful and fun ’90s black party atmosphere where everyone came to show their love for DMX. White Plains Police blocked off Ferris Avenue for the rally and everyone left in peace!


About AJ Woodson (2396 Articles)
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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