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DMX’s posthumous album Exodus arrived May 28 with a stacked tracklist – including the second Jay-Z and Nas collaboration in a matter of weeks. The album’s second track, “Bath Salts,” brings together a trio of larger-than-life New York rappers, all on the same track for the first time. DMX had previously worked separately with Jay-Z and Nas in its heyday of the late 90s, first joining Jay-Z on Mic Geronimo’s 1995 track “We Build It” and Nas on the 1998. Belly song from the soundtrack “Grand Finale”. And after crushing their legendary beef, Jay-Z and Nas have joined forces a few times, most recently to boast cryptocurrency wins on DJ Khaled’s “Sorry Not Sorry,” from his April album. . Khaled Khaled. “Bath Salts” finds Jay, Nas and X further in their element, channeling their bounty, with victory bars. At his victory point, Jay-Z even invites the girls to “come be my Kardashian,” in a possible reference to Kanye (although we hope Bey isn’t listening!). On top of that, the song features one of the best DMX verses on all of the Exodus, showcasing the bossy aggressiveness he could exploit like no other.
Exodus Also features other New York hip-hop giants like LOX and Swizz Beatz, who produced the album, as well as rappers like Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, the Griselda Crew and Moneybagg Yo, plus voices of Bono, Alicia Keys and Usher. The album was DMX’s eighth and the late rapper’s first since 2012. Undisputed and first on Def Jam since 2003 Large Field. It was in the works ahead of DMX’s death on April 9, with rapper, born Earl Simmons, hinting at the project in February.