Just before the death of DMX a new song from him was released.

A few hours before the death of the American rapper (50) on Friday,

X Moves

appeared

.

For the song DMX collaborated with, among others, bassist Bootsy Collins, known from Parliament-Funkadelic, and Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice.

It is not known when the song was recorded.

The last song that DMX released before that was

Bane Iz Back

from 2017. The latest studio album of the rapper, who was best known for the hits

Party Up (Up In Here)

and

X Gon 'Give It To Ya

, is from 2015:

Redemption Or The Beast

.

DMX, aka Earl Simmons, died Friday after a week in a coma.

The rapper had a heart attack last week that would have been caused by an overdose of drugs.

He had been struggling with addictions for years.

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