The authenticity of DMX's forthcoming Redemption Of The Beast album has been called into question.
Yesterday (December 6), an album cover bearing a shirtless, grimacing DMX surfaced online, alongside a purported tracklist and release date.
Swizz Beatz has since shared a series of Instagram posts denouncing the album. He's worked with DMX for over 20 years via the Ruff Ryderz imprint, crafting several hits and chart-topping albums.
"I see a lot of people hitting me about this album!!!" Swizz says. "I can tell you 100% this is not the album X and I are working on!!!! (I feel like Timbo with the Aaliyah movie rite now) SMH !!!!!! #DontdisrespecttheDog We Got Fire coming."
In a separate post, Swizz shared a black-and-white image of himself on stage with DMX -- dressed as the villain Bane. The caption reads: "When the DOG come back you will know 100% !!!!!! Stop the B.S fake albums!!!!!!!! Fyi We Cooking Fire."
X acknowledged his longtime producer's statements by re-posting Swizz' initial Instagram photo.
Its been three years since the 44-year-old rapper has released an album, Undisputed.