DMX has had, to put it gently, more than his share of problems over the past decade-plus. But DMX is an all-time rap great, a galvanizing force who was enormously important to the genre’s evolution. And now he’s on the comeback trail. A few days ago, X’s old production mastermind Swizz Beatz teased some new music from the Dark Man. And last night, he delivered it. On “Bain Iz Back,” DMX and Swizz team up again, cranking out a forbidding and chaotic banger. X’s voice is more dessicated than it once was, and he doesn’t have the same out-of-control momentum that he once did, but he is still plenty capable of conveying over-the-top menace. Check it out below.
If you love rap music, you are rooting for good things to happen with DMX. It’s that simple.