DMX’s 8-year-old daughter performs at Texas tribute concert

Sonovah Hillman Jr. sang "Slippin" and "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" while on stage

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8-year-old Sonovah Hillman Jr, daughter of the late rap legend DMX, took to the stage during a tribute concert for her father and performed her rendition of a few of his songs.

DMX, born Earl Simmons, was slated to perform at the venue in May, but after the rapper’s death in April, the bar’s owner decided to shift gears and hold a tribute concern in conjunction with the late rapper’s family, according to TMZ.

DMX daughter Sonovah Hillman Jr. thegrio.com
DMX and his daughter Sonovah Hillman Jr. (Credit: Hillman)

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Hillman sang “Slippin” and “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” while on stage at The Wildcatter Saloon on May 29. She wore a t-shirt featuring imagery reminiscent of DMX’s style and tutu for the performance in front of a supportive yet intimate crowd.

Hillman earned acclaim on social media earlier this year after she rapped a creative tribute to her father during his memorial service in New York.

Hillman wasn’t DMX’s only daughter to release a tribute. As theGrio previously reported, in April, a few days after his death, his daughter Sasha took to Instagram to post a lengthy tribute.

“Nothing will ever explain how i feel, how this whole situation feels. my twin, i love you. we were the same person as a whole and i’m glad to have been blessed with being your daughter,” she said. She also shared a picture of the two of them holding hands on stage.

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Many members of DMX’s family were in attendance at this lastest tribute concert which took place in Katy, Texas.  Along with Hillman’s mother, his fiancée Desiree Lindstrom and his youngest son Exodus made an appearance.

According to Inside Edition, Hillman is following in her father’s footsteps and released a single called “TikTok Kid.” Before DMX’s passing she released a single called, “I Hate Zoom,” and according to the publication, her father supported her efforts.

“Whatever is on my mind, I just write about it,” said Hillman while discussing her foray into the music industry, according to Power 105.1. Hillman’s Instagram account is full of pictures and videos documenting her musical journey.

It was widely reported that Hillman would appear on DMX’s Swizz Beatz-produced posthumous album, Exodus, which was released on May 28th, but her name does not appear on the tracklist. This album is the rapper’s first Def Jam album in almost two decades. His last album Grand Champ was released in 2003.

theGrio’s Keydra Manns contributed to this report.

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