Stream DMX’s Posthumous Album ‘Exodus’

Written by on May 28, 2021

X gon’ give it to ya.

Lower than two months after his tragic loss of life, DMX’s eighth album Exodus has arrived. Govt produced by his longtime buddy and collaborator Swizz Beatz, the posthumous set–X’s first on Def Jam since 2003–options a few of the greatest names in music–from Lil Wayne and The LOX to Alicia Keys and Bono.

JAY-Z and Nas be part of forces on “Tub Salts,” whereas Snoop Dogg seems on the Marvin Gaye-sampled “Take Management.” Moneybagg Yo fills in for Pop Smoke on “Cash Cash Cash,” and DMX’s youngest son Exodus Simmons joins his father on “Strolling within the Rain.” The 13-track mission closes with a weak DMX rapping to his youngsters about his struggles on “Letter to My Son” that includes Usher.

X handed away on April 9, per week after struggling a coronary heart assault. After his loss of life, Swizz felt obligated to complete what he and X began.

“I wished to get him on the extent that he deserved to be on, minus the trials and tribulations that he’s been coping with since 14 years outdated,” the producer advised The New York Occasions. “He nonetheless had extra fuel within the automobile. And it was like, man, we are able to nonetheless play within the race. That’s why the options really feel like that, from Bono to Alicia Keys to Lil Wayne to JAY-Z and Nas. Surrounding him with a supporting solid of those that’s on that greatness stage.”

Recording for the album picked up after DMX’s Verzuz battle with Snoop Dogg in July and completed virtually two months earlier than X’s loss of life. “I couldn’t sleep figuring out that he wasn’t at his full potential,” added Swizz. “As a result of X has been preventing his behavior since 14, so when the world first heard X, he was preventing the identical battle…I used to be like, I’ve received to repair this. That was a driver for me, as a result of X created a number of alternatives for lots of people, myself included.”

This seemingly gained’t be the final we hear from the Ruff Ryders legend. Swizz hinted that extra music could also be on the way in which together with a doable gospel mission. “He wished to finish up within the non secular zone together with his music,” Swizz revealed throughout a latest album listening.

Stream Exodus beneath.

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