DMX's The Great Depression Delayed Until October

Label says delay is for timing reasons.

Here's some depressing news about DMX's The Great Depression: The album's release date has been pushed back almost a month to October 23.

The delay was for timing reasons, a spokesperson at Def Jam Records said Tuesday (September 4). The LP was originally slated for release September 25. The label noted that the release of Jay-Z's sixth album, The Blueprint, has been moved up a week to September 11 (see "Jay-Z Dogged By Bootleggers Again, The Blueprint To Come Early").

"[Def Jam] gonna do what they gonna do, and I'm gonna do what I'm gonna do," DMX told MTV News on Thursday. "I don't even give a f--- no more, because I know when my sh-- drops, it's gonna be hot sh--, you know what I mean? It doesn't even matter no more, dog."

DMX has already filmed videos for the first two singles from The Great Depression, "Who We Be" and "You Must Be Blind" (see "DMX Attacks Depression With Two Videos").

The rapper's fourth album also includes "I Miss You," a collaboration with Faith Evans about his grandmother (see "DMX Determined To Be Top Dog With The Great Depression").

DMX talks about his new album, and a lot more, in an interview with MTV News during the Video Music Awards' "Opening Act," which airs live Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.