Fans React to DMX's 'Exodus': "Thanks For This Gift!"
By Stereo Williams
DMX's new album Exodus is out now and the project's release is an undeniably emotional moment for fans of the late rapper. X, born Earl Simmons, died April 9 at age 50, and thus, Exodus now serves as an elegy for the rap superstar's legacy.
Exodus features DMX's former Ruff Ryders cohorts The LOX and producer Swizz Beatz, alongside industry titans like Usher, Jay-Z, Nas, Bono and Alicia Keys.
"Wow X sounds so good on this album," tweeted user @NavJosh. "Wish he was here to see all this love and appreciation! #EXODUSALBUM"
"Letter to my Son (Call your father) on #DMX's #Exodus" @PaulaEdgar tweeted "whoa #EXODUSALBUM"
Fans are reacting strongly to Exodus. You can check out some early reactions below.
EXODUS ALBUM OUT NOW AVAIL EVERYWHERE ❌ @dmx 🙏🏽 WE LOVE YOU DOG THX FOR THIS GIFT 🙏🏽🙏🏽 https://t.co/kntXhL1efH
— SWIZZ BEATZ (@THEREALSWIZZZ) May 28, 2021
Me when DMX’s son started singing on “Walking in the Rain” and then it went straight to the “Exodus Skit”. I wasn’t ready #EXODUSALBUM pic.twitter.com/92LFGV7CeL
— Mr. Headen (@Mike_Money_) May 28, 2021
Thank you @DMX may your legacy live on thank you thank you thank you!!! #EXODUSALBUM #DMX @THEREALSWIZZZ pic.twitter.com/IPDkRGXEMa
— A. Lara (@nyerkid625) May 28, 2021
The new DMX album exceeded all my expectations. ❌ holds his own against Elite MCs like Hov & Nas, while comfortably spittin fire with prime lyricists e.g. Griselda, Weezy. I've always enjoyed his aggresive style and the beats are fuego. Thats my DAWG, DOPE album #EXODUSALBUM
— ᚲᚺᚨᛚᛁᚠᚨ ᚹᚨᚾᛞᛟ (@KarenDaji720) May 28, 2021
DMX, Nas & Jay-Z on Bath Salts pic.twitter.com/AxzXOAGyEr
— NFR Podcast (@nfr_podcast) May 28, 2021
DMX & Griselda on the same track bout to have niggas barking over they stove.
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) May 25, 2021
Swizz Beatz is going hard on those beats... #EXODUSALBUM pic.twitter.com/uX8mMsE64v
— Johnny Movie (@JohnnyMovie2) May 28, 2021
This my favorite joint from #DMX new #ExodusAlbum featuring Westside Gunn, Benny and Conway... 🔥 Classic street record. 💨 #LongLiveDMX pic.twitter.com/qOZ856XGJ7
— Rob Hodge (@RobHodge_) May 28, 2021
Listening to #EXODUSALBUM and I miss rap albums like this that tells stories.
— 5 Minute Convo Podcast (@5minuteconvo) May 28, 2021
Nas & DMX understood the assignment on this joint. Probably my favourite song on the album. #EXODUSALBUM pic.twitter.com/k29Nq9HcIq
— William with an S (@Lupin_333) May 28, 2021
The #EXODUSALBUM hits hard!!! still seems so surreal that X isn't here but his legacy will live on ❤️❌🕊️🙏🏾🌹.#RestInPowerX #DMX
— @ᴍɪssɴɪᴄᴏʟᴇ_ᴅ_ (@MissNicole_d_) May 28, 2021
Wow X sounds so good on this album. Wish he was here to see all this love and appreciation! #EXODUSALBUM
— Navjosh (@Navjosh) May 28, 2021
Letter to my Son (Call your father) on #DMX's #Exodus whoa #EXODUSALBUM pic.twitter.com/H8JAW6SsJS
— Paula Edgar, PGE Consulting Group LLC (@PaulaEdgar) May 28, 2021