More than two years after the release of DMX‘s 2021 posthumous album, “Exodus,” Swizz Beatz opened up about whether or not they will ever release a new posthumous album from the iconic Yonkers rapper.
In a recent interview with HipHopDX, Swizz revealed he has enough songs stashed away should X’s estate want to drop a follow-up to “Exodus.”
“We have other songs. Can we make a new X album? For sure,” Swizz said. “Will I make another X album? I don’t know. It has to feel good.”
The Bronx producer further shared that X “actually produced and had all of the direction” for “Exodus,.”
“He was like, ‘Yo, I don’t wanna shoot up and kill everybody in a verse — that’s not what I’m doing.’ He was preparing to go to the next level and do TV shows and he was preparing to graduate his brand. And so this is why he refrained from doing a bunch of aggressive songs…It was just a different vibe. This is the music that X really listened to that people don’t know. They think he was just listening to ‘shoot ’em up, bang, bang’ music all day.”
Swizz added, “I never heard him listening to that type of music; I always heard X listening to old classics, amazing music. And I felt that he was at a point in his life where he was like, ‘I want to change up the energy.’”
“Exodus” was released in May 2021, just a month after DMX died of a cocaine-induced heart attack. Swizz Beatz served as executive producer of the project, which featured guests such as Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, The LOX and Alicia Keys.