Exodus arrives over a month after DMX’s death on April 9. Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images
The latest from DMX is a cross–New York collaboration. The video features footage of the rappers recording their verses — including DMX, seen energetically moving his arms as he raps. The Griselda features are just a few of many on Exodus, out on May 28; the album also features producer Swizz Beatz, the LOX, Jay-Z, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, Usher, and Bono, among others. The trio delivers hard-talking, swaggering verses over a ’70s jazz sample, culminating with Yonkers native DMX in the last verse. “I done punk’d more n – – – – – than Ashton Kutcher,” he raps in his signature rasp, referencing Kutcher’s MTV show. Update, May 28: A music video for “Hood Blues” is out now, the same day as the full Exodus album. Benny previously teased the track on TikTok in February with a video of himself and DMX listening to the song. “They’ll NEVER be another X, nothing but respect and Thank you,” Westside wrote on Instagram. Directed by GoogleIsHuman, the video ends with a dedication “in loving memory of DMX.”
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Tags: “Hood Blues,” the first single off the rapper’s forthcoming posthumous album, Exodus, features the core members of the upstate Griselda crew: Westside Gunn, Benny the Butcher, and Conway the Machine. At the time, Westside posted a clip of DMX confirming the Griselda feature on his new album.