“Hood Blues”, like many of the songs on Exodus, was completed pre-passing. DMX mentioned the song in his now classic Drink Champs interview with DJ EFN and N.O.R.E.
All of the other features mentioned in the nearly 3-hour Drink Champs clip appear on the album, except one. Pop Smoke, who fans were excited to hear alongside DMX, is M.I.A on the album. Swizz Beatz spoke to Hot 97 about the collab not making the album, but didn’t give any word on exactly why.
Listen to DMX, Exodus 1:7 below: