Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign’s “Real Friends” is a favorite off of Ye’s The Life of Pablo. It was produced by Boi-1da, Frank Dukes, and Havoc, but in an Instagram post in March 2016, Swizz Beatz said a remix was on the way, announcing DMX would be featured on the new version.
Back in August, DMX checked himself into rehab after failing several drug tests and deciding to leave house arrest. Earlier this month, the notorious rapper pled guilty to tax fraud after not paying $1.7 million in taxes for five years between 2000 and 2005. X could be facing up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and $100,000 in fines for tax evasion.
Over a year later, with no official release, the track has surfaced online. According to Hip Hop N More, the song has arrived thanks to the hacker group Music Mafia. “Thanks for the love and support baby, thank you, I hate you,” DMX says to kick off the unreleased track. You can listen to it here, or catch X's verse here if that leak gets stamped out.