This week’s Creative Weekly: Swizz Beatz reveals the full Tracklist for DMX’s upcoming album, Exodus 1:7. Also Drake has been named Billboard’s artist of the decade. Lastly, Atlantic Records rapper Cordae launches his own record label.
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DMX ‘Exodus 1:7’ Tracklist Revealed
The Tracklist for DMX’s first posthumous album has been released. The full Tracklist was unveiled hours after he held a virtual listening session for the project.
The album is a star-studded affair befitting of DMX’s iconic status.
“Exodus 1:7” features both Nas and Jay-Z on the same track (“Bath Salts”), Lox and Swizz Beatz on “That’s My Dawg,” and Griselda on “Hood Blues.”
The 13-track album also features Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Nas (again), Exodus Simmons, Alicia Keys, Moneybag Yo, Usher and more.
Named after the late rapper’s youngest son, Exodus 1:7 serves as DMX’s first album since 2012’s Undisputed and his first on Def Jam in 18 years.
“Exodus 1:7” arrives May 28.
Drake To Receive Artist Of The Decade Award At 2021 Billboards Music Awards
Drake was undeniably the most consistent artist of the 2010’s. Since his debut in 2009, the Toronto rapper has earned nine Billboard 200 no. 1’s and six Hot 100 no. 1’s. The 6 God also has 45 Hot 100 Top 10’s, the most of any artist in recorded history.
What’s even scarier is … his dominance might continue for another decade.
To celebrate his artistic achievements, Billboard will be rewarding him with the ‘Artist Of The Decade’ award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards taking place May 23.
Drake, who holds the title for most BBMAs with 27 is nominated in seven categories at this year’s show, including top artist.
Billboard’s artist of the decade ranks the best-performing artists based on activity on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums, as well as social media data and touring revenue from Billboard Boxscore, during the decade.
The show hosted by Nick Jonas will air live Sunday, May 23, on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Cordae Launches His Own Record Label
Former YBN rapper, Cordae has just launched his own record label, Hi Level. The Grammy-nominated artist made the announcement through Hi Level’s Instagram account.
“Hi Level shit Only,” he wrote before adding “more details on the way.”
Cordae released his Grammy-nominated debut album The Lost Boy in 2019. His sophomore album “Birds Eye View” is scheduled to arrive sometime this year.
Last month the rapper dropped his ‘Just Until…’ EP with appearances from Young Thug and Q-Tip.
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