DMX at Roots Picnic
DMX performs at the 9th Annual Roots Picnic on Saturday, June 4, 2016. photo by seher (@rehes) |
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Report: DMX Completed a New Album Before His Death

An HBO documentary about the late rapper was also in the works.

It appears DMX was readying the release of several new projects before his passing.

In fact, the rapper had reportedly completed a new album, according to New York's FOX5. "The album is classic. Dee and I, back when COVID was announced, we jumped in an RV with X and we drove to Nashville, Tennessee. We drove down because X was like 'We can't get stuck in New York. Let's go start the album,'" said the rapper's manager, Craig Brodhead, in an interview on Friday outside of White Plains Hospital alongside Ruff Ryders co-founder Darrin "Dee" Barnes. "This album right here is special," Barnes added.

Elsewhere in the interview, Brodhead notes the rapper was pitching a reality show about being a father and reuniting with his children. "The album was one thing. He was excited about it. He couldn't wait to promote it and get out there with the music. But his main thing was his children," Brodhead said. "He was bringing his children together. Not only repairing his relationships with them but introducing them, a lot of them for the first time," Brodhead added. And that wasn't the only screen treatment in the works. Per a report from AllHipHopa documentary about the rapper was also in the works and may even have been finished. However, it's unclear how the rapper's death will impact their release.

DMX was rumored to be working on new music since his return to Def Jam in 2019 after a 16-year break with the label. His final album for the venerable rap banner was 2003's Grand Champ.

Watch the full interview with DMX's manager and Ruff Ryders' Dee Barnes below. Hold tight for updates on all of the prospective posthumous releases in the months ahead.