DMX's new album Exodus is out now and the project's release is an undeniably emotional moment for fans of the late rapper. X, born Earl Simmons, died April 9 at age 50, and thus, Exodus now serves as an elegy for the rap superstar's legacy.
Exodus features DMX's former Ruff Ryders cohorts The LOX and producer Swizz Beatz, alongside industry titans like Usher, Jay-Z, Nas, Bono and Alicia Keys.
"Wow X sounds so good on this album," tweeted user @NavJosh. "Wish he was here to see all this love and appreciation! #EXODUSALBUM"
Fans are reacting strongly to Exodus. You can check out some early reactions below.
The new DMX album exceeded all my expectations. ❌ holds his own against Elite MCs like Hov & Nas, while comfortably spittin fire with prime lyricists e.g. Griselda, Weezy. I've always enjoyed his aggresive style and the beats are fuego. Thats my DAWG, DOPE album #EXODUSALBUM— ᚲᚺᚨᛚᛁᚠᚨ ᚹᚨᚾᛞᛟ (@KarenDaji720) May 28, 2021
DMX, Nas & Jay-Z on Bath Salts pic.twitter.com/AxzXOAGyEr— NFR Podcast (@nfr_podcast) May 28, 2021
DMX & Griselda on the same track bout to have niggas barking over they stove.— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) May 25, 2021
Listening to #EXODUSALBUM and I miss rap albums like this that tells stories.— 5 Minute Convo Podcast (@5minuteconvo) May 28, 2021
Wow X sounds so good on this album. Wish he was here to see all this love and appreciation! #EXODUSALBUM— Navjosh (@Navjosh) May 28, 2021