DMX‘s posthumous album, Exodus, has arrived!
The Swizz Beatz-produced, 13-track album was released on Friday and features collaborations from heavyweights like Jay-Z and Nas, as well as, appearances by Alicia Keys, MoneyBagg Yo, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and Usher to name a few.
Exodus was released through Def Jam, DMX’s first with the label since 2003’s Grand Champ. Days before the record drop, fans got a taste with the track “Hood Blues” which features X alongside Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher, and Conway The Machine, a trio otherwise known as Griselda.
Although the album comes after X has gone, Swizz clarified in an interview with Complex that the entire album was made while he was living.
“This is not a record after he passed. He worked on that record when he was living, 100 percent of it,” he said, adding that the only change made was swapping out a Pop Smoke verse for one by MoneyBagg Yo. “Other than that, everything was the same.”
DMX, born Earl Simmons, died April 9 after suffering an apparent drug overdose and subsequent heart attack. He was 50.
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