DMX’s “Real Friends” Verse Surfaces
One of the standout tracks of Kanye West's 2016 album The Life of Pablo is the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted "Real Friends." While the track was produced by Boi-1da, Frank Dukes and Havoc, following its release, Swizz Beatz teased a DMX remix.
Since Swizzy's March 4 Instagram post, the track never surfaced, but now, the song has finally leaked thanks to hacker group Music Mafia. Keeping up with Yeezy's theme of anger towards back-stabbing friends and family, DMX kicks off his verse by saying, “Thanks for the love and support baby, thank you, I hate you."
X then raps, "Niggas don't get me, but I ain't complicated/Thing about the truth is most niggas hate it/Didn't ask God for what I wanted – I waited/Til he felt like I earned it, then he gave it/Anything worth having is worth earning/The true nature of man is deathly worth learning."
While it's uncertain why the song never got an official release, the rapper did run into personal problems earlier this year. In April, DMX checked himself into a Southern California treatment center to seek help. The rapper was then sentenced to house arrest in August before entering a rehab toward the end of the month.
X then ran into problems in November when he pleaded guilty to tax fraud. According to ABC News, the rapper admitted to engaging in a "multi-year scheme to conceal millions of dollars" from the IRS.
Head here to listen to DMX's "Real Friends" remix.
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