Former Ruff Ryders leader DMX is focused just days after getting released from an Arizona jail on plans to drop a new album and reality show in the near future.
Along with his business ventures, X is also aiming to unite his family.
It’s been five years since DMX has released an album but he plans to release his seventh and newest album this fall. “I’m gonna take it coast to coast, from New York to California.” says the multi-platinum rapper. The main difference will be his focus. Along with music, DMX will also be directing his attention on his “domestic dreams”, like uniting his 10 children and bringing them together for the first time.?? Another new twist is his interest in his own reality TV show. The working title of the show is “X-tended Family”. The show is only conceptual thus far, but it will focus on his life as an artist as well as a father and it promises to give an uncensored look of his day-to-day operations.?? (The Open Press)
X became a free man earlier this week after serving time behind bars stemming from a probation violation.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. DMX, the rapper-actor/jail magnet, was released from a Yuma, Ariz., prison today after spending seven months locked up for violating his probation. After he was met by a small coterie of family and friends, DMX (real name Earl Simmons) headed over to his probation officer to check in, then went on a little shopping spree. Along the way, he caught up with those closest to him and unveiled his plans to revive his dormant career. (E! Online)
Prior to his release, Ruff Ryders producer Swizz Beatz said X needs to regain his spot in hip-hop.
“I’ll always work with DMX; that’s my brother no matter what,” Swizz Beatz said in an interview. “X was a winner already. Now it’s just a matter of getting that title back. Bottom line is, he’s a winner. It’s just on when he wants to win again; it’s all up to him.” (All Hip Hop)
In light of X’s struggles with the law, Run-DMC’s DMC hit up SOHH to speak highly of the fellow New York emcee.
“There’s no such thing as f*cking stars,” DMC told SOHH when asked his opinion on DMX’s publicized legal woes. “When you look up into the sky, you don’t see one star. DMX, David Beckham, Michael Jordan, none of us motherf*ckers is more important than anybody else on the face of the Earth. DMX, keep your head up because you’re human and we all make mistakes. DMX is better than 98 percent of everybody out right now. If we’re talking about records, ain’t nobody had two number one’s in the same year. As problematic as DMX is, nobody made street [relevant] records with the passion and purpose and understanding that his crazy a** did.” (SOHH)
Check out some past DMX footage below: