Swizz Beatz Reveals DMX’s Final Album Concepts, The Future Of Verzuz + More

By Ashley Kendall

June 2, 2021

Swizz Beatz sat down with The Breakfast Club to talk Verzuz battle, working with Jay- Z and Nas, and the process of producing DMX’s eighth studio album "Exodus."

Beatz starts with a few words regarding the "almost" feature track with the late Pop Smoke saying "We were excited for it but when we heard that we couldn't use it we was like damn." His team resulted in replacing Pop's verse on "Money Money Money" with MoneyBagg Yo. He describes the emotional intentions of the project and talks about the many different features on the album including Griselda, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, The Lox, and more that help aid his expression.

The Exodus album was first revealed to his son Xavier with tracks like "Letter to My Son" written in his honor. Beatz says "The songs on the album touched people out nowhere. He really gave the people something to connect to." Angela Yee continued and said "People have great stories about DMX and they didn't even really know him. I think that's was a great way to be remembered."

Regarding the Verzuz battle with Timbaland, Beatz reminisces on a "friendly competition with an old friend."

He speaks on the younger generation of artists following the Verzuz trend and hopes the franchise can grow larger over time.

Watch the full Swizz Beatz interview above and listen to him on iHeartRadio below..

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