DMX’s long-awaited new album finally has a release date.
On Monday (May 10), the late rapper’s trusted collaborator Swizz Beatz hit up his social media accounts to announce his and Ruff Ryders’ plans to release X’s album Exodus. The seasoned artist and producer posted the LP’s official cover art, which was shot by veteran photographer Jonathan Mannion.
“5/28 EXODUS IS COMING ❌ THE ALBUM #DMX,” Swizz wrote in his caption.
“My brother X was one of the most pure and rare souls I’ve ever met,” Swizz said in his statement about the album. “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.”
Exodus is the first album from X to drop via Def Jam since his 2003 album Grand Champ. The title also bears the same name as X’s son, Exodus Simmons. The posthumous album, which is executively produced by Swizzy, is expected to drop at the end of this month via Def Jam Recordings/Ruff Ryders. DMX reportedly completed his final project in the weeks leading up to his unexpected passing.
While the tracklisting hasn’t been confirmed yet, X may have a stellar line-up of the most prominent artists of the new generation, dead or alive. He previously told N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN of Drink Champs that he recorded new music with “the Griselda boys” and the late Pop Smoke.
Look out for Exodus dropping on May 28.