clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Swizz Beatz, DMX, and French Montana team up for “Been To War”

The bittersweet collaboration is taken from the upcoming second season of “Godfather of Harlem.”

“Been To War” artwork
“Been To War” artwork
Epic/Sony

Next week (April 18), the Forest Whitaker-led “Godfather Of Harlem“ returns to EPIX for its second season. As with the last, fans also get to enjoy some high quality tunes as part of his soundtrack — one of which is the ground-shattering cut “Been To War,” a collaboration between Swizz Beatz, French Montana, and the late, great DMX that sees additional production from Avenue Beatz and Musicman Ty.

It’s definitely a bittersweet moment when listening to X’s aggressive-yet-inspirational lyrics about completing the proverbial mission:

“I’ma march to the beat, I’m my own drummer, let’s get it on baby, we can go to war all summer, I done been to jail, I done did numbers, I donе been to Hell, I done been under, diffеrence between a boss and a runner, whatever you thinkin’, no way, uh-huh, I’m doin’ what you wanna, playin’ the game in the off-season, niggas need to stop it, you gon’ fuck around and end up, rolled up in a carpet/”

This month proved to be one of the worst for the hip hop and beyond, as DMX met his untimely transition a week ago due to complications following a heart attack. Since then, the entire world has paid tribute in some shape or form, recognizing how massive a loss his passing is to the entire culture and music as a whole.

As previously reported by REVOLT, Swizz took to social media to speak on the late icon, and what he meant to his career and life overall:

“Since the day that I met him, he lived his life for everyone else. I’ve never seen him live his life for hisself. You ain’t never seen DMX with a Lamborghini, you ain’t never see my brother with a Rolls-Royce. You ain’t never seen him iced-out with no jewelry, he did not care about any of that. DMX was the biggest!”

Press play on “Been To War” below.

Sign up for the newsletter Join the revolution.

Get REVOLT updates weekly so you don’t miss a thing.