DMX’s first posthumous album is set to arrive on May 28. Named after the late rapper’s youngest son, Exodus serves as DMX’s first album since 2012’s Undisputed and his first on Def Jam in 18 years.
Not much is known about the project at this time except that it will be executive produced by Swizz Beatz, who has described the upcoming effort as a “masterpiece.”
“My brother X was one of the most pure and rare souls I’ve ever met,” Swizz said in a statement. “He lived his life dedicated to his family and music. Most of all, he was generous with his giving and loved his fans beyond measure. This album, X couldn’t wait for his fans all around the world to hear and show just how much he valued each and every single person that has supported him unconditionally.”
Per HHNM, a virtual listening session for Exodus was held on Thursday (Feb. 13) for a select few and if the comments of those select few are to be taken at face value then X’s upcoming album may truly be a masterpiece.
According to a Twitter user, EnterDaDome, who says he was one of the privileged invited guests, Exodus features Nas (on two songs), Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys and Lil Wayne.
His comments were inline with a few others who also attended the zoom listening session. Mr Peter Parker describes it as “incredible.”
During X’s interview with Drink Champs, shortly before his passing. The rapper talked about the upcoming album and planned features.
“I got the Griselda boys, Pop Smoke,” he said, while also acknowledging the similarities between him and Pop.
New information from the listening session now suggests X’s song with Pop Smoke failed to make the album.
“Exodus” arrives May 28.