Confirmed: Posthumous DMX album, ‘Exodus’, set for release this month

A posthumous DMX album, titled 'Exodus', will be released on 28 May via Def Jam Recordings.

Confirmed: Posthumous DMX album, ‘Exodus’, set for release this month

Exodus will be the first DMX album for Def Jam since the release of Undisputed in 2012. The album will feature all-new original material, according to a statement by producer Swizz Beatz.

DMX album release confirmed by Swizz Beatz

Commenting on the album in an interview with AFP, Swizz Beatz said:

“This album X couldn’t wait for his fans all around the world to hear and show just how much he valued each and every single person that has supported him unconditionally.”

“My brother X was one of the most pure and rare souls I’ve ever met. He lived his life dedicated to his family and music. Most of all, he was generous with his giving and loved his fans beyond measure,” the producer tells AFP.

Album name and cover art

The album, Exodus, shares a name with the late rapper’s son Exodus Simmons. Photographer and filmmaker Jonathan Mannion, who has worked with DMX for a large portion of his career, has done the album art.

DMX death and memorial service

DMX died on 9 April 2021 after sufferin a heart attack. His death left the rap community feeling a great sense of loss as well as appreciation for the rapper.

At his memorial service, Swizz Beatz paid tribute to the DMX alongside his friends and family. Now, in honour of DMX, he is producing his posthumous album.

Exodus will mark the rappers 8th studio album.

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Cash-in-transit heist: CIT robbery ‘in planning stages’ foiled by SAPS

A man and his wife were arrested after allegedly plotting a cash-in-transit heist, with three hijacked vehicles found at their home.

Cash-in-transit heist: CIT robbery ‘in planning stages’ foiled by SAPS

Police in Johannesburg believe that they have managed to foil a cash-in-transit (CIT) heist before it even took place, with two people arrested after a raid on their Marikana home led to the discovery of three hijacked vehicles and a plot to stage an audacious robbery. 

Cash-in-transit heists have been a frequent scourge on communities across the country in recent years, and luckily a cool, calm and collected driver like Leo Prinsloo wasn’t required to fend off the attackers this time.

Crime stoppers descend on Gauteng home

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said in a statement on Tuesday 11 May that the raid was conducted by the Rustenburg Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation team, who were assisted by the Special Task Force, Crime Intelligence, Johannesburg Metro Police and Gauteng Flying Squad. 

He said that these teams followed up on information of the possible cash-in-transit robbery that was “still at a planning stage”.

“The team descended at a house in Teme section, Marikana on the afternoon of Monday, 10 May 2021. Three vehicles, two Audis and a Jeep that were confirmed as hijacked earlier this year in Douglasdale and Wierdabrug policing precincts respectively were recovered,” he said. 

Man and woman arrested for cash-in-transit plot  

The owner of the house and his wife were immediately arrested for possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit crime, with the investigating officers concluding that the vehicles were set to be used in an upcoming robbery. 

“Investigation revealed that the recovered vehicles were allegedly brought to the house which was assigned to be used as a safe house once the robbery has taken place. Further details of other implicated suspects are being followed up and they should be arrested soon,” said Ramovha. 

The arrested suspects aged 41 and 29-years-old are expected to appear in the Tlhabane Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday 12 May.

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