DMX is seeking retribution in 2017 with his partner-in-crime Swizz Beatz. After a steady 2016, which featured a slot on Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy Reunion Tour and a few solo offerings including “Blood Red” and “Moe Wings,” X liberates his first hard-hitting banger of the year with “Bane iz Back.”
With Swizzy anchoring the hook, their signature Ruff Ryder sounds at home in the new year. DMX also offers some gritty, aggressive bars: “Just the go-getters, flow spitters/That roll with us are gorillas/Cold killers that blow triggers/You got n—as, but my n—as know your n—as.”
For the past two years, Swizz Beatz has been promising a comeback album from the Yonkers star. He even offered his hand to executive produce X’s new project. Last year, Beatz also said that X nabbed Dr. Dre and Kanye West for his return effort.
“I am truly ultra proud of the steps my brother has been taking to greatness,” said Beatz in an Instagram post posted last March. “Some people think it’s easy to shake unfortunate situations but it’s not! I would love for all the fans to hit up @DMX and show him love for being focused, clean, & ready to earn back his crown. Long live the Dog AKA my brother AKA the Great. Love you for life!! RR 4 Life!! Let’s get ’em!! Album sounding nice king….. We’re just waiting on DRE & Kanye tracks to wrap up!!!!”
Listen to “Bane iz Back” below.