DMX’s posthumous album, «Exodus», executive produced by the late rapper’s late friend Swizz Beatz, is now available. At 13 tracks, the album arrives with a bevy of features – including The LOX, Jay-Z and Nas, Lil Wayne, the Griselda trio of Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine and Benny the Butcher, Snoop Dogg, U2’s Bono, fellow Ruff Ryders reps Cross, Infa-Red and the late Jay “Icepick” Jackson, Usher, Alicia Keys, Mr. Porter, Moneybagg Yo, Brian King Joseph, and X’s son, Exodus Simmons – all of which, were approved by X, himself.
“The record was finished when he was here. This is not a record after he passed. He worked on [this] record when he was living, 100 percent of it. The only thing we changed was the Pop Smoke verse on one of the songs, because the verse was used. So, we put Moneybagg Yo on a song called ‘Money, Money, Money.’ That was the only thing that was changed. Other than that, everything was the same.
One of the great parts was he embraced his age at 50. 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. 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.’”
DMX – Hood Blues (Official Video) ft. Griselda: