After a nearly nine-year music hiatus, DMX fans are getting new music; the late rapper will release a posthumous album.
The album titled Exodus, named after his youngest son will release on May 28th. His longtime friend and producer Swizz Beatz announced the news on Monday.
Accompanying the announcement, Beatz and Ruff Ryders Entertainment shared the album’s cover art. The image features a close-up of DMX’s neck, emphasizing his tattoo that reads “Exodus 1:7.”
In a statement recieved by Rolling Stones, Beatz expresses his admiration for the rap icon.
“My brother X was one of the most pure and rare souls I’ve ever met,” says Beatz. “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. The 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 supported him, unconditionally.”
DMX’s posthumous album will release May 28th by Def Jam Recordings. The album comes only two months after the rapper died on April 9th from a heart attack, he was 50 years old.