DMX will be MISSED by his family, friends and LEGIONS of FANS…that goes without saying. But his LEGACY will live on forever. And the MUSIC continues. Before his passing, X had completed an album that is said to be FIRE!
On the DAY X passed, new music DROPPED in the form of ‘X Moves’!
According to HotNewHipHop.com, “X Moves” is a previously-recorded collaborative effort between X and Parliament-Funkadelic’s bassist Bootsy Collins, progressive rock band Yes guitarist Steve Howe and Deep Purple’s drummer Ian Paice.
As the statement Cleopatra Records founder Brian Perera indicates, the company released the single prior to DMX’s death and was holding out hope that DMX would recover.
“Obviously, we are all holding our breath and praying that DMX pulls through and makes a full recovery,” Perera said early Friday before the hip-hop world received the regrettable news.
There is no word if ‘X Moves’ will appear on the new album or not, but NEW X MUSIC in any form is a GIFT!
Take a LISTEN!
Back to this album, word from the curb is that it is one of his BEST efforts and features a LOT of heavy-hitting COLLABS! In a recent interview, Ruff Ryders co-founder Darrin “Dee” Dean and X’s manager, Craig Brodhead, explained how DMX and his crew locked in the studio in Nashville for four months to make the album. Dean expressed his regret for X’s tragic passing while highlighting how the upcoming album is special. Dean states, “like you probably never heard no music like you heard on this one that we did right now. This is probably one of his great albums. One of the best. It’s a classic, for sure.” Broadhead added, “[DMX] was excited about it, he couldn’t wait to promote it and get out there with the music.” DMX was building hype around his upcoming album as a mark of his return to Def Jam. Beyond a Pop Smoke collab, X revealed that this album would have more features than he’s ever in any past projects; some of the names appearing in the album include Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Alicia Keys and Usher, to mention a few.