On Friday, the first posthumous DMX album, “Exodus,” was released. This project contained 14 tracks and appearances from Nas Jay Z, Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, Moneybagg Yo, Benny The Butcher, and more. Many expected Pop Smoke to appear on the album, as discussed by DMX earlier this year, but that didn’t end up happening.
Swizz Beatz, who executive produced Exodus, has now cleared the air at an album listening event regarding why the late Brooklyn rapper didn’t appear on this DMX project. He revealed that the song they wanted to add the Smoke verse to was “Money Money Money.” Unfortunately, that verse was already given to another artist. In the end, Moneybagg Yo was added instead.
“They used the verse already. I know X wouldn’t want an old verse. We fought for it. It was two verses and both of them was used. We went to get another verse and it was used.”
“I just put Moneybagg on the song. Not that they the same energy, but they the same demographic. X wanted to touch that part too.”
Swizz ended up praising Moneybagg’s efforts on Money Money Money. Overall, Swizz approved of this album as well as he feels that Exodus “definitely needs a part two.”
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