Yeezy x Balenciaga ‘DMX Tribute’ Shirt Raises $1 Million

Prayers and wishes are being passionately sent to DMX and his mourning family from the hip-hop community and the entire country. As a true patriarch for his bloodline, his untimely passing has left his precious children to go on in life without him. While many have sent their positive sentiments and blessings, Kanye West thought to put his fashion sense to a good cause. Kanye got together with styling powerhouse Balenciaga to drop a one-of-a-kind DMX tribute shirt to benefit his family. 

The Blackshirt has a vintage finish on the fabric similar to rock band souvenir tees. It is a long sleeve, placing DMX’s 12/18/1970 on the right arm and 04/09/2021 on the left. With the miniature text “R. I.P.” above his head, DMX’s arms are crossed (crossing his fingers) while two crosses are placed on both sides of him. An angelic sphere outlined in Ruff Ryder Red is followed by a ray of White light glowing behind him. Last but not least, the legendary “DMX” logo respectively underneath to make the shirt complete. 

Designed by Balenciaga and commissioned by Ye, the $200 shirt raised $1 million within just 24 hours. As a result, all of the proceeds will exclusively benefit the family of DMX. Rest in Power. 


Writing is a craft that LaMon "Noy" Byrams developed at a young age, but never used it on a professional level. After interning at DTLR/VILLA, the company decided to acquire his literary talents to write compelling articles focused on their latest shoes and sneakers.

May 3, 2021

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