DMX’s First Posthumous Album ‘Exodus’ Set to Arrive Later This Month
DMX’s first posthumous album ‘Exodus’ has been announced and is set for release this month.
The legendary rapper died on April 9 at the age of 50.
Prior to his death, DMX had returned to Def Jam Records, the label that released his most popular albums including his classic 1998 debut ‘It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot’, and he was working on his next project.
Monday, X’s friend and longtime collaborator Swizz Beatz announced that the rapper’s first posthumous album ‘Exodus’ will be released via Def Jam on May 28.
Speaking in a number of interviews before he died, DMX said his next album would include features from Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, Usher, several members of the Griselda crew, and the late Pop Smoke. He also revealed that he had a collaboration with U2’s Bono on the way called ‘Skyscrapers’.
Whether any of these artists will appear on ‘Exodus’ has not yet been confirmed. So far Def Jam has only shared the album’s artwork, its title and release date. Swizz Beatz will executive produce the project.
Since his death, two new DMX tracks have arrived in the form of the Swizz Beatz and French Montana featured ‘Been To War’, taken from the "Godfather Of Harlem" soundtrack, and the live-band banger ‘X Moves’ featuring Bootsy Collins and Deep Purple’s Ian Paice.
Meanwhile, DMX‘s daughter Sonovah Hillman Jr. has announced plans to release 20 new songs.