DMX's Final Song Released As He Dies On Friday

A new DMX track titled X Moves featuring Bootsy Collins and Deep Purple's Ian Paice has been released on the same day that the late rapper passed away aged 50, following a heart attack and reported overdose. 

The song is said to have arrived on some streaming platforms Friday, just hours prior to the confirmation the entertainer had died. 

Cleopatra Records founder Brian Perera said in a statement that was issued prior to the rapper's death: 'As 'X Moves' shows, he is still one of the most innovative and original hip-hop artists around. Our hearts go out to all of DMX's family, friends and supporters.'

Collins tweeted about the release Friday, saying, in part: 'U never know when, (Everythang is as it Should Be) will come into Play! (I haven't heard the final but his voice alone is worthy)! Bootsy baby!!'

It is not clear if the late rapper had intended for the song to be released on this date.  

Meanwhile, the rapper's family confirmed the tragic news in a statement about his death on Friday saying: 'We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50 years old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days.'

The news came after it was reported Friday that his vital organs had failed, that he had 'not regained any brain function' and that his condition had not improved after a series of tests that were performed on Wednesday at White Plains Hospital, New York. 

'Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him,' the statement, shared via People, continued. 'Earl's music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.'

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