Snoop Dogg pays emotional tribute to DMX: “His soul and music will live on”

"We thank you, brother, for what you brought to us"

Snoop Dogg has paid an emotional tribute to his late friend and fellow rapper DMX after his death.

The hip-hop icon died last week (April 9) after being hospitalised on April 3 following a heart attack.

Appearing on the Today show, Snoop paid an emotional tribute to DMX, likening him to an angel.

“I’d like to say that DMX was wanting to glorify his relationship with God, and he was always pushing the right thing, and he was always trying to help other people,” he said in a brief clip that was released yesterday (April 12).

“And that leads me to believe that’s why God chose His angel to come back home with him. He did his time out here.

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Snoop Dogg. CREDIT: Paras Griffin/Getty Images

“He did what he was supposed to do. He influenced, he inspired and he represented. So, DMX, his soul will live on and his music will live on, as well. We thank you, brother, for what you brought to us.”

Snoop added: “He was funny. He loved old-school music. He loved old-school cars. And when I say he loved old-school music, he loved old-school music and gospel music, probably more than rap music. And that’s what people didn’t know,.

“But if you listen to him talk and you listen to what he testify and what he’s always giving up, it’s either that R&B or the gospel music that always pushed the message behind DMX.”

Last weekend also saw fans remembering the pair’s classic Verzuz battle, which took place last year.

It is believed that DMX had been busy working on his much anticipated comeback album, the proper follow-up to 2012’s ‘Undisputed’.

Speaking in a number of recent interviews, DMX revealed that the album would include features from Lil WayneSnoop DoggAlicia KeysUsher, several members of the Griselda crew, and the late Pop Smoke.

In February, he also announced that he had a collaboration with U2’s Bono on the way called ‘Skyscrapers’.