DMX and Swizz Beatz have been collaborating on new music slated to appear on DMX's upcoming album, according to DMX's publicist, Domenick Nati.
"Swizz and X are always working on a song," Nati said in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX. "Swizz is producing several tracks on X's album that he's working on."
No release date has been set for DMX's upcoming album.
A photograph of DMX and Swizz Beatz surfaced October 11 on Beatz' Instagram page. The photograph is from approximately 6 months ago, says his publicist, who tweeted about this in April.
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In May 2012, Beatz spoke about his work with X.
"I have a lot of big plans with X that I plan on putting in motion as a brother, as a responsibility, as fans," Beatz said. "I'm mapping that out now and the world will soon know about that...DMX is one-of-one. I just hate to see what I've been seeing because I remember when people couldn't follow up with him on stage, big name people...People still don't understand X. My job is to get people to understand X for real. With reality shows, that stuff is edited. It's real stuff but I just think people need to see another side of X."
DMX and Swizz Beatz have collaborated together throughout their careers. Their collaborations include work on 1998's Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, 1998's It's Dark And Hell Is Hot, 1999's ...And Then There Was X, 2001's The Great Depression, 2003's Grand Champ, 2006's Year Of The Dog...Again and 2012's Undisputed.