Over a month ago hip hop lost one of its greatest talents, DMX. Since the tragedy, his legacy lives on through his first album in nine years. DMX announced the new album last year in August, but details have only just been released courtesy to his friend and executive producer, Swizz Beatz.
Exodus 1:7 will be released on May 28th and includes a star-studded set. DMX dedicated a large part of his life and career to Christianity after being reformed, and this is reflected in the album. Musicians like Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Benny the Butcher, Bono, and Moneybagg Yo are all included on Exodus. Usher also is a vocalist on “Letter to My Son (Call Your Father)” and ex-enemy Jay-Z collaborates with Nas on “Bath Salts”.
Speaking to Hot 97, Swizz Beatz explained why this album meant so much to X: “People should hear what he wanted them to hear. Nothing should stop the creativity from flowing because it’s actually what he had fun doing. This was his gift to his audience and his family and his fans. It’s only right that people should get the gift that he left them.”