Exodus

DMX - Exodus
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #465 / 514
User Score
Based on 316 ratings
2021 Ratings: #594
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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
HipHopDX

Overall, Exodus isn’t perfect, but it’s indisputably his best project since 2003’s Grand Champ — a 18-year progression that didn’t come easy.

80
The Guardian

DMX is in strong form throughout, his guttural voice sounding permanently on the edge of panic, adding an unsettling edge to the threats, a sense of renewed hunger to the boasts, a hint of self-loathing to the self-examination.

80
Clash

You’re left with the impression that DMX was a true rap great who was on the verge of potent rediscovery, of claiming his place as a key factor in the growth of a new hip-hop generation. But you’re also left desolate that this simply wasn’t to be.

60
NME

Less a cohesive body of work and more a collection of tracks, ‘Exodus’ feels a little unfinished at times, because of a lack of verses from X and the occasional filler record.

60
Rolling Stone

Despite glimmers of the late rapper’s greatness, this falls short of becoming the fitting final statement his legacy deserves.

58
Pitchfork
Though it’s full of guests and emotional twists and turns, the late rapper’s posthumous album is largely sloppy and inconsequential, a sour note to bookend a storied legacy.
50
The Needle Drop

Spots of Exodus are timely and effective celebrations of DMX's memory; others sound sadly rushed.

Case
70
Exodus has some flaws, but overall it is a very solid posthumous album with a lot of highlights and some great features and production.

Before his tragic death, I had obviously heard of DMX and knew some of his classic tracks, but I hadn’t really listened to his discography or anything. After his death I was going to, but I saw that this was coming soon and decided that this should be my first full album. I was worried about it being a posthumous album though, as other than a few ... read more
BaddieBaphomet
50
I wanted this to like this so badly. DMX has been struggling for so long and he was taken far too soon, I really hoped that he could leave us with one final great, hell, good project. However, “Exodus” doesn’t have much replay value besides hearing DMX spit some solid verses one last time.

Where this record shines is the moments whenever DMX is a part of it. His signature husky delivery is still there, he sounds just as intimidating as ever, he can be just as introspective as ... read more
halbery
NR
more like exit us
i am leaving
Rollo_P
80
Some questionable production choices, too little DMX himself, and too much Bono will be your biggest issues with this album. Otherwise, this is a fun forty minutes that includes a buffet of notable features to pick and choose from. My favorites were Jay and Nas (despite the underwhelming beat), Wayne (FLOATED on that shit, despite it sounding like a redux of the Uproar beat), Alicia (comfy vocals), and Griselda (BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM). Money, Money, Money is insane, one of my favorite beats ... read more
hiphopcritiques
56
Huge disappointment. Magnitude of problems here.

This could of been good, real good. One huge problem I have is that most of the time, it’s like DMX is being featured on his own song. Which to be fair, there probably wasn’t enough material to work with. But I have a solution to that problem… just don’t make the album. A lot of the time when an artist passes away tragically, a posthumous album will come after their passing. Maybe more than one. This isn’t really a ... read more
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Added on: May 10, 2021