DMX’s passing in April 2021 shook the hip-hop world to its core, particularly after seeing him look so jovial in his 2020 Verzuz battle with Snoop Dogg. Whereas the legendary rapper now not exists on this airplane, he left behind his basic discography that has been and will be hailed for generations. Although his first posthumous album Exodus, recorded whereas X was nonetheless alive and government produced by Swizz Beatz, was shared a month after his passing, for some, specifically Funkmaster Flex, it wasn’t sufficient.
On final week’s Sizzling 97 radio present (September 1), the DJ challenged Swizz to ship him a report from X’s vault. Evidently, Swizz Beatz answered the decision as Flex debuted an unreleased Darkish Man X report on his Thursday night time (September 8) radio present. The tune samples Big Daddy Kane’s 1988 report “Ain’t No Half-Steppin’” and options manufacturing from Marley Marl.
“Unreleased, we don’t know when it’s popping out,” exclaimed Flex after taking part in a number of the observe. Notably, Swizz Beats might be heard on the report saying “After I say ‘DMX,’ y’all say ‘The nice.” Rightfully so.
Swizz Beatz has spoken beforehand on how he needs to deal with X’s music that has but to be launched in an interview with The Breakfast Club. “Let’s do one thing masterful with it. Let’s deal with it as artwork and curate it to the place it provides to his legacy and isn’t just a blip of a second that looks like it really works, however you continue to don’t perceive the entire story.”
Take a look at the unreleased DMX report through Swizz Beatz and Funk Flex above.