Veteran producer Swizz Beatz is making sure the legacy of DMX is living on. As curator of the Godfather of Harlem television series soundtrack, fans can rejoice as Season 2 approaches with a must-hear new song.
DMX’s First Posthumous Song Premieres
A new track called “Been to War” featuring the late New York star as well as French Montana has been released. It’s the first posthumous music featuring DMX, who the production superstar was very close to.
The song appears on the soundtrack to the second season of Godfather of Harlem, which premieres April 18th. The show stars Forest Whitaker as a real-life Sixties gangster named Bumpy Johnson, and the hard-hitting song sees DMX and French Montana trading verses about the gangster’s work alongside Beatz’s smoother vocals. The lyrics evoke the plot of new episodes, which involve drug smuggling. (Rolling Stone)
JAY-Z + Beyoncé Did Not Buy Masters
Shortly after the death last week of the hip-hop legend, a rumor surfaced on social media that his old friend JAY-Z and Beyoncé bought his masters and handed them over to his children. The late rapper’s family has come forward to clear the air on those claims.
Wherever the story came from that JAY-Z and Beyoncé purchased X’s master recordings after his death, it’s not true. The Ruff Ryders icon’s family released a statement addressing that and other rumors that have been floating around since the 50-year-old artist’s death on April 9.
“There have been a few rumors following our loved one, Earl Simmons’, passing that we’d like to clear up. No one has bought Earl’s masters. Additionally, we are not selling any merch or raising money for Earl’s funeral. If anyone is requesting for money for his funeral please be aware the person is a scammer. We will keep the public posted on funeral/memorial service arrangements.”
DMX’s Fiancée Remembers Him W/ Tattoo
DMX’s fiancée Desiree Lindstorm is permanently keeping him close-by. She has inked a remembrance tattoo onto her body to honor their bond. A new pic is circulating online showing tattoo artist Krystal Kills‘ dedication ink. KK also issued a statement on just how special and meaningful the ink is.
“I feel honored to be able to do this memorial but also saddened. Your light was unmatchable. 🙏🏽 @desi123love I pray you find your way through these dark times, and remember the love you had for each other will forever be untethered. I’m glad I got to witness it. The world lost an icon but also a great father. Praying for your family. REST IN POWER DMX. Thanks for inspiring us, and giving Yonkers a voice. 🕊🙏🏽 You moved the world and left your mark. 🙅🏽♀️ The city misses you. #doglove#dmx#ripdmx#ruffryders“
DMX’s Daughter Shares Heartfelt Tribute
The late New York native’s daughter Sasha paid tribute to her dad in a new, touching Twitter post. She called X her twin and left a heartfelt message to the rapper, who passed away several days ago.
“nothing will ever explain how i feel, how this all feels. my twin, i love you. there’s always been so many misconceptions about who the f*ck you were but that didn’t matter because i knew who the f*ck you were. eternally greatful to have had you. i love you forever dad.”