DMX is one of the most beloved figures in hip-hop history. His passing has brought great sadness to the hip-hop community, and over the past month or so, fans have been wondering if and when posthumous material would be released. When Swizz Beatz announced he would be executive producing an album called Exodus, there was a lot to be excited about. Fans were heavily anticipating the arrival of the project and on Friday, Swizz and X’s estate delivered. Numerous songs have made a great first impression, including “Take Control” which features Snoop Dogg, and even a Marvin Gaye sample.
The sample in question comes from the track “Sexual Healing,” which is a pretty good indication of the vibe of the song. In their verses, X and Snopp speak directly to their partners as they go into intimate directions with their storytelling. These verses are tightly written and with both men staying on topic, “Take Control” proves to be a cohesive track with some great production.