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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 [article id="1448604"]"Jay-Z Dogged By Bootleggers Again, The Blueprint To Come Early"[/article]).

"[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 [article id="1445493"]"DMX Attacks Depression With Two Videos"[/article]).

The rapper's fourth album also includes "I Miss You," a collaboration with Faith Evans about his grandmother (see [article id="1446566"]"DMX Determined To Be Top Dog With The Great Depression"[/article]).

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.