Posthumous DMX album ‘Exodus’ announced

Completed by producer Swizz Beatz, the album is the final work by the late rapper.

A posthumous album from the late rapper DMX has been announced.

Titled Exodus, the album features all-new material and is due out on May 28 on Def Jam Recordings. X’s producer and long-time collaborator Swizz Beatz took will be producing the record.

Exodus will be the late rapper’s eighth album and his first album since 2012’s Undisputed. The LP is also named after DMX’s four-year-old son, Exodus Simmons.

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DMX, real name Earl Simmons, passed away on April 9 at age 50. His death was reportedly caused by a heart attack. “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end,” his family said in a statement. “He loved his family with all his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.”

A posthumous single featuring DMX, “Been to War”, was released last month as part of the Godfather of Harlem soundtrack, which DMX had previously contributed to. A memorial service was held in Brooklyn on April 24, featuring performances by Kanye West and his Sunday Service Choir, among others.

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