New York (AFP)

A posthumous DMX album will be released on May 28, its producer, Swizz Beatz announced Monday, less than two months after the American rapper's death from a heart attack at the age of 50.

This eighth official opus is entitled "Exodus" and will include only unreleased tracks, the producer said in a press release, specifying that it would be distributed by the Def Jam Recordings label.

Exodus is the first name of one of DMX's sons, who had 15 children from several different wives.

"My brother X was one of the purest and rarest souls I have ever met," wrote Swizz Beatz, who produced one of his first DMX "beats" for the flagship track "Ruff Ryders'. Anthem ", released in 1998.

“Most importantly, he gave generously and loved his fans beyond measure,” continued Kasseem Dean, Swizz Beatz's real name.

Having become famous at the end of the 90s, DMX is a rapper with a harsh style, whose lyrics mix violence and darkness, with a very recognizable deep and raspy voice.

Between 1998 and 2003, Earl Simmons, real name, placed five albums at the top of sales in the United States, including "It's Dark and Hell is Hot", which remained in the American charts for 101 weeks.

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