News: DMX Brings Back VH1's "Behind The Music," Speaks On 25 Year-Long Drug Addiction
Thursday, May 20, 2010 4:05PM
Incarcerated rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons will help re-launch VH1's "Behind The Music" series next month by discussing his personal life from childhood to rap stardom.
According to reports, X will be one of seven artists featured on the program.
VH1's "Behind The Music" returns with seven new episodes. Narrated by Jim Forbes, the series gives viewers an inside look into the personal and professional lives of DMX, Christina Aguilera, Eve, Courtney Love, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez and Usher. Beginning on Monday, June 7 at 8:00 PM* with "Behind The Music: DMX," the series goes full throttle with the stories, footage and music behind some of the most interesting and talented individuals in the music industry today. (Anti Music)
Details on X's episode have been released on the Internet.
"Behind The Music: DMX" will trace the multi-platinum rapper's journey from his rough childhood where violent beatings from his mother led to a life of crime and jail time, to becoming one of the most successful hip hop artists of today. Viewers will get an in-depth look at DMX's battle to the top of the music charts, becoming the first hip-hop artist to have five consecutive records debut at number one and crossing over into a lucrative movie career. For the first time on camera, DMX comes clean about his criminal record, love life and his 25 year-long struggle with drug addiction. Candid interviews with his family, ex-wife, and hip hop luminaries Lyor Cohen, Irv Gotti, Swizz Beatz and Eve contribute to this in-depth profile of an incredibly gifted yet troubled artist.? (Hip Hollywood)
Last March, X was placed behind bars for a parole violation.
DMX was just sentenced to six months in jail for violating his probation -- but rehab could save him from doing hard time. DMX admitted to five separate probation violations -- the result of using illegal drugs. During the hearing, a rep from the Pasadena Recovery Center gave the judge a letter from Dr. Drew Pinsky, asking permission to treat X at his facility ... in lieu of jail. The judge seemed open to sending X to the PRC. (TMZ)
Earlier this month, the rapper was denied an opportunity to leave jail to appear on television show "Celebrity Rehab."
According to a rep for the Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona, the judge rejected the rapper's petition for one reason -- he's already doing really well in the Arizona court-appointed substance abuse program, which ends early in July. After that, the judge says, DMX can pursue treatment at Dr. Drew's facility -- but by then, taping will already have begun for "Celeb Rehab" and X will have missed his chance. (Hip Hop Wired)
DMX's "Behind the Music" episode will air Monday, June 7 at 8 PM EST.
Check out a past DMX interview down below: