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  • Summary: The posthumous release for the rapper features guest appearances from Benny The Butcher, Bono, Conway The Machine, Cross, Denaun, Icepick, Infrared, Jay-Z, Brian King Joseph, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne, Moneybagg Yo, Nas, Exodus Simmons, Snoop Dogg, Swizz Beatz, The LOX, Usher, and Westside Gunn.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 28, 2021
    88
    “Exodus” may not have been intended as a swan song, but it’s a moving final chapter that is equally street, spiritual and sophisticated.
  2. Jun 3, 2021
    82
    While the boastful rapitty raps are par for the course for an artist of DMX’s tenure, he shines even brighter on the more broodingly beautiful “Walking In The Rain,” which features another appearance from Nas.
  3. May 28, 2021
    80
    Exodus provides a more fitting finale to a truncated career than the last album to bear DMX’s name, 2015’s Redemption of the Beast, released apparently without his knowledge by a shady-sounding minor label he had signed to when the majors no longer wanted to know. That release told you everything about what can happen when a troubled rapper falls out of favour; Exodus tells you something about his talent.
  4. Jun 1, 2021
    80
    By chronicling the redemptive rise and bittersweet resolution of DMX's plot-twist ridden third act, Exodus not only fulfills the tall order of giving a long-overlooked great a fitting send off. It's also the sound of hip-hop's Job finding meaning in his suffering — and, thankfully, peace thereafter.
  5. Jun 2, 2021
    65
    Though Swizz did vary the sound of the production, the album’s overall sound could’ve benefitted from a P.K. or Dame Grease beat. “Exodus” isn’t DMX’s worst album, but for a comeback album, a now-posthumous one at that, it should’ve been better.
  6. Jun 3, 2021
    60
    A solid collection, but the shadow cast over the project by DMX's death highlights some of the inconsistencies and adds a heaviness and sense of unfinishedness that's palpable throughout.
  7. Jun 1, 2021
    58
    A handful of inspired moments prevent Exodus from fully succumbing to mistakes and whiffs. Swizz seems to be having fun behind the boards.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jun 2, 2021
    10
    This is the best posthumous dmx album so far, the best album of the year and one of the best posthumous albums out of a deceased rapper sinceThis is the best posthumous dmx album so far, the best album of the year and one of the best posthumous albums out of a deceased rapper since 2pac's until the end of time, a lot a great songs in this, a letter to my son is a wonderful song, i almost cried when i saw this and the whole album is a great as well, this is a perfect album for the late dmx, may he rest in peace, this is one of the year's best albums, wonderful. Expand
  2. May 29, 2021
    10
    Some tracks made me bop my head till my neck hurt. Some made my eyes burn as I fought back tears. Not a single track missed. What could'veSome tracks made me bop my head till my neck hurt. Some made my eyes burn as I fought back tears. Not a single track missed. What could've been a phenomenal comeback album instead becomes a bittersweet farewell to one of the best to ever do it. RIP DMX. Expand
  3. May 29, 2021
    9
    Great album, worthy of being played alongside his first 6 albums. Only issue is that he didn’t write an original prayer or I would have gaveGreat album, worthy of being played alongside his first 6 albums. Only issue is that he didn’t write an original prayer or I would have gave 10 stars. Expand
  4. Jun 7, 2021
    6
    A lot of DMX's posthumous album seems like a cashgrab, but there are a handful of tracks, mainly towards the end, that show the hard work putA lot of DMX's posthumous album seems like a cashgrab, but there are a handful of tracks, mainly towards the end, that show the hard work put in at certain points.

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  5. May 30, 2021
    5
    I really wished Kanye had produced this album because Swizz production is ass let’s just call it. I gotta say that the song with Bono is fire,I really wished Kanye had produced this album because Swizz production is ass let’s just call it. I gotta say that the song with Bono is fire, Nas and Jay-z song , I can’t listen to that beat. Album is mid at best. Damn… DMX is one of my favorite rappers, makes me sad. The lack of verses they had , they could’ve done a greatest hits with some 2 or 3 bonus new tracks…. Fu Swizz Expand
  6. Jun 1, 2021
    3
    A total cash grab. This album sounds absolutely NOTHING like a DMX album. You mean to tell me X only does 2 hooks on a studio album?? ThisA total cash grab. This album sounds absolutely NOTHING like a DMX album. You mean to tell me X only does 2 hooks on a studio album?? This thing is a compilation album featuring DMX. What a terrible job Swizz did here. Expand
  7. May 29, 2021
    1
    Swizz’s producing resembles a little boy with his first soundboard/beat-pad thats loaded with DMX samples. One, maybe two tracks from thisSwizz’s producing resembles a little boy with his first soundboard/beat-pad thats loaded with DMX samples. One, maybe two tracks from this would make it on to a DMX Greatest Hits album. Everyone else reviewing just eats what they’re fed, I’m here to call it what it is, and thats trash. Expand

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