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Photo Credit: Mel D. Cole for Okayplayer + Village Slum

DMX and Swizz Beatz Reunite on Booming New Single "Bane Iz Back"

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY. Photo by Mel D. Cole for Okayplayer + Village Slum

Swizz Beatz's Soundcloud page keeps the blessings coming. Earlier this week the Ruff Ryderz producer relinquished a choice collaboration between Alicia Keys (his wife) and Kaytranada. Today, he's done it again, delivering on years of promises with the release of "Bane Iz Back," a booming true-to-form reconnection with none other than, DMXbeaming with barks and airhorns galore. The track marks their first link up in nearly five years (since 2012's Undisputed) and could signify that the long-rumored Ruff Ryderz reunion record is on the way, though we certainly won't be holding our breath for that one. Hear the new DMX and Swizz Beatz single "Bane Iz Back" below and hold tight for their next transmission. Revisit their raucous Roots Picnic performance and scroll down to see if DMX is hitting a stage near you this winter.

DMX Tour Dates:

Jan 14 @ Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA

Jan 15 @ Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ

Jan 18 @ The Observatory Grounds - Santa Ana, CA

Jan 21 @ Township Auditorium - Columbia, SC

Jan 28 @ Emporium - Patchogue, NY

Feb 18 @ The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA