Nashville, TN – DMX was a guest on Tory Lanez’s recently erected Quarantine Radio show on Instagram Live, where he confirmed he was working on his new album.
Although X’s time in the session was brief, the Canadian rapper had time to praise X for all of his accomplishments, saying, “We are complete fans, right now. We fucking love everything you’ve done for Hip Hop.”
“I’m ready to do it again,” X replies. “I’m down here in Nashville, working on the album. Music don’t stop!”
Lanez then asks if X would spit a verse from the upcoming project, but he says, “You could [ask], but I probably won’t.” From there, the energy explodes as X delivers his signature growl.
X, who has battled substance abuse off-and-on for years, recently did another stint in rehab. He hasn’t dropped a project since 2015’s Redemption of the Beast but while serving time for tax evasion in 2018, he said he was looking forward to making more music.
Upon his release, he signed a new deal with Def Jam and reconnected with longtime collaborator Swizz Beatz.
Last year, X returned to the stage after getting out of rehab. During a show at Las Vegas nightclub, X delivered a powerful message to the crowd, saying, “When you fall down, get back up. Everyone here has been through some shit … and you never know what God is willing to do for you until you need him to do something for you.
“You won’t know if he’s willing to pick you up unless you fall down. You won’t know if he’s willing to help you find a way unless you get lost.”
It’s unclear when X plans on releasing the album.