New details were shared online about the unreleased DMX gospel album the late rapper recorded in 2008.
While living in Arizona in the late 2000s, the star worked on a double album titled “Walk With Me Now And You’ll Fly With Me Later”.
Although the record was never released, it was intended to have one half of hip-hop tracks and the other half of gospel songs. According to new information from Rolling stone, most of these latter tracks were recorded overnight.
Pat Gallo – aka producer Divine Bars – told the post he struggled to get the rapper to come to the studio that night, but when he did, he went to a bathroom in upstairs to smoke crack cocaine. When he was done, he told Gallo to play a rhythm and wrote a song on it, then recorded it in one take, before repeating the process.
Gallo reflected on X’s drug use and said he felt like he “sometimes felt like [he] activated “the rapper.” He knew I would always be there, “he said.
The producer added that he and DMX were under constant police surveillance at the time, saying they “couldn’t leave the house without being arrested.”
A local singer called Janyce also worked on the project with DMX and Gallo. When recording a song called “Let Me Be Your Angel”, the rapper waited outside the vocal booth and recorded two verses as soon as she was done. âWhen he got out of the cabin he was in tears,â Janyce said. âHe cried out to the Lord. “
Meanwhile, earlier this month, DMX’s final guest verse was released as part of Chris Webby’s track âWe Upâ. “X, that’s pretty disrespectful, nigga / You don’t have to cross the line for me to check you, nigga / My scratch game official, match game official / This goal will hit you, it sounds the same like A whistleâHe rapped in the cameo.
DMX passed away on April 9, 2021 at the age of 50. An autopsy later revealed that the cause of his death was a cocaine-induced heart attack.