An album will be released posthumously from DMX, his colleague and friend Swizz Beatz announced on Monday. The album of the rapper, who died a month ago from the consequences of a drug overdose, only contains new songs.
The album will be released on May 28 on the Def Jam Recordings label, Variety writes .
DMX named the album Exodus, the first of his to be released on Def Jam record label in 18 years, after one of his sons. It is not yet clear whether Been to War , a track that was released shortly before his death, is also on the CD.
“DMX has dedicated his whole life to his family and his music,” said Swizz Beatz. “X couldn’t wait to get this album out to his fans. With this he wants to show and hear how much he valued everyone who supported him throughout his career.”
DMX, whose real name was Earl Simmons, passed away on April 9 after a week in a coma. The rapper had a heart attack a week earlier that would have been caused by an overdose of drugs. He had been struggling with addictions for years.