DMX & Griselda
RGM RATING (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)
Expect “Hood Blues” to be on DMX’s posthumous album “Exodus.”
This Friday, a brand new album from DMX called Exodus will hit streaming services. One of the songs that you will hear on it is “Hood Blues,” a street banger that features Benny The Butcher, Westside Gunn, and Conway The Machine.
“Hood Blues” features a cartoonish beat that definitely caters to Griselda’s sound. It doesn’t matter, though, because DMX kills s**t by coming across as his usual demented, violent, and erratic self in the song. Matter of fact, I’m not even sure I would call what he did on the song rapping. When it comes to Griselda, Westside Gunn blesses the song with gunshot sounds galore and lyrics that will remind you that he calls shots (Both figuratively and literally); Benny The Butcher blesses the song with NBA-related punchlines and lyrics that are full of threats; and Conway The Machine blesses the song with lyrics that will remind you that he destroys beats and is hood-certified.
Hearing Griselda and DMX on a song together reminds me of the music that DMX used to create with The Lox back then.