It’s only been about a week since his untimely passing but we now have a posthumous song from the late legendary rapper DMX.

As per Pitchfork, the newly released song is called ‘Been To War’ and it also features Swizz Beatz and French Montana. The song was initially written for the TV crime drama series Godfather of Harlem (starring Forest Whitaker) and appeared in its second season.

DMX takes control of the majority of the track, including the fiery chorus, with French Montana handling the second verse.

DMX passed away on April 9th, as confirmed by his family in a statement: “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time.”

He had been hospitalised for a week prior due to a heart attack as a result of a reported overdose, and had remained in intensive care until his death.

Stars from around music naturally stepped up to pay tribute to DMX, including his collaborator on ‘Been To War’, Swizz Beatz. The producer said on social media, “(DMX) was the biggest because he prayed for everybody else, more than he did himself.

My brother would take care of everybody before he would took care of himself. I’ve never seen a human like him – the closest thing to a prophet… there’s only one DMX.”

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The new song will only add to the success of DMX’s music since his passing. Streams of his music saw a massive increase, going up by 928% in the days following his death.

And it might not be the only posthumous release either. DMX’s final album was in the works and was yet to be released. Darrin “Dee” Dean, Ruff Ryders Entertainment co-founder, recently said it was probably one of his “best.”

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Check out ‘Been To War’ by DMX, Swizz Beatz, French Montana:

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