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Posthumous DMX album 'Exodus' set for release this month

The album features material produced by frequent collaborator Swizz Beatz

  • Paddy Edrich
  • 11 May 2021
Posthumous DMX album 'Exodus' set for release this month

A new album by the late rapper DMX will be released later this month.

The album is called 'Exodus' and features new material produced by Swizz Beatz.

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'Exodus' will be released on May 28 and is named after DMX’s four-year-old son. His eight-year-old daughter is also set to feature on the album.

The album is DMX’s first since 2012’s 'Undisputed'.

Swizz Beatz said in a statement: "My brother X was one of the most pure and rare souls I’ve ever met. 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.”

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Swizz Beatz was a frequent collaborator with DMX and produced the renowned ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem’ on the rapper’s debut album.

DMX died on April 9 after being hospitalised following a reported drug overdose and heart attack.

The Yonkers-based artist’s first five albums - 'It’s Dark and Hell is Hot', 'Flesh of my Flesh, Blood of My Blood', '...And Then There Was X', 'The Great Depression' and Grand Champ' - all debuted at number 1 in the US, a record-breaking run at the time.

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DMX’s public memorial service on April 24 was attended by thousands of fans, including Kanye West, Jay Z, Beyoncé and Nas.

The Mayor of Yonkers, Mike Spano, has also said the rapper will be commemorated in his hometown with a statue or road named after him.

[Via: Guardian]

Paddy Edrich is a freelance writer, follow him on Twitter

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