The posthumous album from DMX Exodus was released on Friday with Alicia Keys, JAY-Z, Bono, and more.
One guest that was noticeably absent was Pop Smoke, which left fans wondering what happened to his previously announced feature.
During an interview with the podcast “Drink Champs” earlier this year, X teased the collaboration with the late Brooklyn rapper who was originally supposed to appear on “Money Money Money”. However, Pop’s verse didn’t make it onto the album for reasons unknown.
Now Swizz reveals that it was cut because Pop’s team gave his verse to someone else. “You have already used the verse. I know X doesn’t want an old verse, ”Swizz said during an album listening for media.
“We fought for it,” added Swizz, who said the verse was drawn “out of nowhere.” “It was two verses and both were used. We went to get another verse and it was used. “
So Swizz decided to contact Moneybagg Yo to jump to “Money Money Money”. “I just put Moneybagg on the song,” he said. “Not that they have the same energy, but they are the same demographic. X wanted to touch this part too. “
In the end, everything worked out, says Swizz. “I’m not mad about it. I like Moneybagg verse better anyway. “
In addition to Moneybagg, Exodus offers all-star collaborations with JAY-Z, Nas, Usher, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. And it might not be DMX’s last album. “We have the material,” said Swizz. “This project definitely needs a second part.”