A new album by the late rapper DMX, who died in April, will be released later this month.
Featuring new material produced by Swizz Beatz, Exodus is the first DMX album since 2012’s Undisputed and marks his eighth overall.
Swizz Beatz told Rolling Stone: “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 died on 9 April, aged 50, after being hospitalised for a reported drug overdose and heart attack. “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end,” his family said. “He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.”
Due for release on 28 May, the album is named after the rapper’s four-year-old son, Exodus Simmons. His eight-year-old daughter, Sonovah Hillman Jr, is also set to appear on the album, and recently told NBC that she planned to release her own album soon.