Rap legend DMX, real name Earl Simmons, passed away last Friday (9 April) after being hospitalised following a heart attack, and prior to his death a new song featuring Bootsy Collins, Steve Howe and Ian Paice called "X Moves" appeared online.

After DMX's passing FOX 5 New York spoke to Ruff Ryders co-founder Darrin "Dee" Dean and the rapper's manager, Craig Brodhead, and they revealed that when the pandemic hit they travelled to Nashville for four months to work on a new album.

Dean said of the new music, "It’s sad that he’s not gonna be here, but the music…This album right here is special. Like you probably never heard no music like you heard on this one that we did just now. This is probably one of his great albums. One of the best. It’s a classic, for sure."

Broadhead added, "He was excited about it, he couldn’t wait to promote it and get out there with the music."

As HotNewHipHop reports, DMX hyped up the album last year, and revealed that he had collaborated with the likes of Pop Smoke, Griselda, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys, and Usher.

DMX's latest single "X Moves" is out now.