Ruff Ryders associate Dame Grease has said DMX‘s upcoming comeback albums will appeal to both the underground and commercial outlets.
According to Grease, X’s Walk With Me Now and You’ll Fly With Me Later albums were recorded under Bodog Entertainment.
“I’m trying to get him back into a free creative mode. We’ve been recording in my crib. There’s no pressures, no media, no studio time count,” said Dame. “We got a couple joints for mixtapes, a couple joints for underground just trying to actually get his career back together. He’s good, besides this silliness right here. Hopefully it works out because he didn’t violate the judge or anything [in that video]. He just spoke to the camera. But it’s almost like anything he does is amplified a thousand times over. They said he was acting crazy. He just said, ‘Yo, they f*ckin with me.'” (VIBE)
Producer Swizz Beatz recently talked about trying to lock-in studio time with X.
“It’s still love [with DMX]. At the end of the day, it’s about scheduling, timing — if it was just about going in the studio, we would have 50 albums done. But it’s not about that; it’s about a lot of personal things. I’m on this side of the world, he’s on that side of the world.” (MTV)
Beatz previously spoke on X’s hip-hop legacy and helping with his comeback.
“Wait until y’all hear the finished product of [DMX],” Swizz said in an interview. “We’ve taken it way to the next level and the whole double R movement from Eve to X, those are my main first priorities right now and I mean the music is coming out crazy…It’s time for that, I told X like, ‘You not gonna finish the legacy? Like, what we doing? I remember when people couldn’t go on stage after you. Like, what are we doing?’ It’s a whole different team around him, like, X, he needs the right team around him and right now he’s got the right team around him. The team around him when we was doing it real major, that team is around him again. So it’s easier for me to communicate with him. find him, because all these ‘Yes’ people that were around him, they fans. You can’t have no fans around him, you gotta have family around.” (Jenny Boom Boom TV)
Earlier this week, X was arrested on a parole violation charge.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed to myfoxphoenix.com that Earl Simmons was arrested Tuesday by Adult Probation officers and charged with five counts of probation violation. (My Fox News)
Check out Swizz Beatz speaking on DMX down below: