DMX’s new album “Exodus” arrived Friday, May 28. Serving as his eighth studio album, and first under Def Jam in 18 years, the new project Features an All-star lineup that includes Jay-Z, Nas, The Lox, Lil Wayne, Benny The Butcher, Alicia Keys and many more. You can listen to the album here.
X hadn’t released an album since 2012’s Undisputed, so naturally fans were ecstatic about the announcement and imminent arrival of Exodus. The album, named after X’s son Exodus Simmons, is a celebration of the Dark Man’s legacy and the life he lived.
“I thought this project was brilliant and masterful because it allowed him to be him. You see a lot of these legends, they come out with something and it’s just not them,” X tells Complex about the album. “They’re trying to be too cool and too down instead of just being themselves. But music is timeless; music doesn’t have an age limit on it. I think you age yourself when you try to not be yourself. And X just went at it. He said, “Yo, I’m going to just do me, and that’s it.”
With the album out now and still getting early spins, fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts on DMX’s first posthumous album. Some of it are unpleasant, but honest.
DMX died on April 9 at the age of 50.