DMX’s Posthumous Album To Be Released In May
DMX’s longtime producer and collaborator, Swizz Beatz, announced on Monday that a new album from DMX would be released later this month. The new album, EXODUS, will feature new music and drop on May 28.
“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,” Swizz Beatz said in a statement.
The album will be released on Def Jam, where DMX released most of his albums. His first five albums all debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart.
DMX, whose birth name was Earl Simmons, died last month at age 50 after a heart attack. Kanye West, Nas, Busta Rhymes and members of DMX’s Ruff Ryders collective — Swizz Beatz, Eve, The Lox — attended and spoke at a memorial service for him at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The last album DMX released before his death was Undisputed, which was released in 2012.