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Swizz Beatz Debuts Unreleased J. Cole Verse on DMX’s ‘Bath Salts’

Written by on May 31, 2021

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland went head-to-head in their highly-anticipated Verzuz rematch on Sunday night.

After going back with their biggest hits—from Aaliyah to Lil Wayne to Missy Elliott—during the livestreamed event from LIV Miami, Swizz surprised the crowd with an unreleased verse from J. Cole that did not appear on DMX’s album Exodus.

“This rap shit got you really believing you that ni**a you rappin’ like / F**k ni**as hanging with tough ni**as for bragging rights,” raps the Dreamville boss. “I don’t know if that’s cool with y’all / If so, then cool, I move along / A Ville ni**a, I grew up with dos and don’ts / And that type lose their life like you might lose your phone.”

JAY-Z and Nas can both be heard alongside DMX on the album version of “Bath Salts.” It’s unclear if and when the full Cole version will be released, but it could appear on a re-release of Exodus, which dropped Friday.

Swizz has teased a second part of X’s posthumous 13-track project. “We have the material,” he said. “This project definitely needs a part two.”