It’s official. The first official posthumous album from DMX titled EXODUS is on the way.
The album, which was almost finished when X passed away last month, will be released on May 28th via Ruff Ryders/Def Jam. It will feature all new & original music, and executive produced by his good friend, Swizz Beatz. Check out the album cover below.
EXODUS will mark the first album from DMX on his old label Def Jam in 18 years, after 2003’s Grand Champ. It shares its name with DMX’s son Exodus Simmons while the artwork is by acclaimed photographer Jonathan Mannion, who captured some of the most iconic images of the rapper throughout his career.
Said Swizz Beatz about the announcement: “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.”
DMX’s family and friends hosted a “Celebration of Life Memorial” on April 24th at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center followed by a private ceremony on Sunday.