As has been widely reported, DMX had put the finishing touches on his eighth studio album prior to his tragic passing. Working in friend and collaborator Snoop Dogg’s studio, the album was slated to be his proud return to Def Jam, the label through which he’d released his classic run of albums, through Grand Champ.
The at-the-time untitled LP was slated to feature Snoop, Lil Wayne, Griselda, the late Pop Smoke, Usher, Alicia Keys, and none other than, well, Bono (or, as X amusingly referred to him, “the U2 n**ga”).
Now, long time ally Swizz Beatz, the project’s executive producer, has revealed the album’s title: Exodus. It’s due out May 28th, still via Def Jam, not a moment too soon for grieving fans worldwide. That’s its artwork above, shot by Jonathan Mannion.
Keep in mind, while it seems fair to assume that they stuck with the completed project, it’s unknown if the tracklist was shuffled around to save material for future posthumous projects or so on. Stick with Beats Per Minute as more information becomes available.