DMX Planning Gospel Album & Dual CD Release
According to a report from MTV, DMX is planning to release two albums on the same day, one of which will be a gospel rap album. The two albums, jointly called Walk With Me Now and You'll Fly With Me Later, will consist of one straight-forward rap album (the Walk With Me Now portion) and one spiritual-themed album (the You'll Fly With Me Now portion). The full title will appear on both albums, with the appropriate portion of the title highlighted on each.
When MTV spoke to X, he revealed that the lyrics on You'll Fly With Me will be "without cursing — how 'bout that one? No songs about b----es, no songs about robbing, just straight 'Give God the glory.' " The project will feature production from frequent collaborators like Swizz Beatz, PK and Dame Grease.
This will be the Yonkers MC's first album since signing with independent Bodog Music (as XXLMAG.com previously reported), and his first since leaving Columbia Records, where he released 2006's The Year of The Dog...Again. "I had five #1-debuting records in a row," X told MTV of his brief stint with Columbia. "[Year of the Dog, Again] was supposed to be number six. [Sony] released another record the same day they released mine, the Now [That's What I Call Music!] CD. They let the sh-- beat me by 1,000. And they didn't tell me until after the week was up."