A few days ago, DMX’s estate and DMX released his first posthumous album, “Exodus.” This project contained 13 tracks and had a star-studded list of features. These included Jay Z, Nas, Lil Wayne, Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, and more. Swizz Beatz executive produced the project as the lead single was “Hood Blues” featuring Griselda Records artists Benny The Butcher, Westside Gunn, and Conway The Machine.
First-week projections are now in for Exodus and the numbers aren’t looking very great, but the positioning is. According to HotNewHipHop.com, it is expected to debut at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. Only 28,000-32,000 units are being sold, though. 12,000-14,000 are in pure sales. The top spot would go to Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR” again, with between 150,000-170,000 units. 15,000-20,000 are in pure sales.
The last time that DMX put out an album, it was back in 2012 with his “Undisputed” album. That went on to debut at number 19 on the Billboard 200. For Exodus, there has been a lot of approval but it didn’t seem to translate into sales.
Swizz also spoke on why Pop Smoke didn’t appear on Exodus as planned. He took to The Breakfast Club to say that the verse from Smoke they planned on using ended up being featured on someone else’s song.
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