9:41 AM PT -- 6/22 Sources close to the situation tell us that while base costs for the service -- including the casket and funeral home -- were around $35k, Def Jam and UMG actually shelled out much more.
We're told the rental of Barclays Center as well as production costs for the memorial produced by Kanye actually ran close to $300k ... a generous gift from the label.
After DMX gave it to us for the better part of 3 decades, the late rapper's label returned the favor and covered his funeral expenses.
According to X's probate docs, obtained by TMZ, Def Jam Recordings paid the bill Brooks Memorial Home Inc. in Yonkers, NY sent to the family. The receipt, dated May 5, 2021, covered the services of Earl Simmons ... X's full government name.
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According to the document, those costs included the transfer of remains to the funeral home, embalming ... plus the hearse and flowers.