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Detroit rapper Royce Da 5’9 is celebrating the mighty return of DMX. The hip-hop veteran went to social media to give Dark Man X a huge salute.

Nickel went to Instagram Sunday (January 27) to call him a real artist and share a clip of X on Dr. Phil‘s weekday show.

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X is special, man. #RealArtist

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On Friday, X finally tasted freedom after serving a one-year prison sentence for tax evasion.

As we reported … DMX is planning on dropping a new album and tackling some new movie projects, including a possible biopic! With his prison sentence complete, X must now start forking over $2.3 million in restitution to Uncle Sam … and he also has to start outpatient programs for substance abuse and mental health. DMX’s original release date was supposed to be on Sunday, but it’s federal policy to release inmates early if their release date falls on a weekend. (TMZ)

Last month, buzz developed about X likely getting released before February.

DMX’s attorney, Murray Richman, tells TMZ … X will be released from Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution on Jan. 27, and he’s excited about coming home to his family and resuming his rap and movie career. DMX has a huge fam — 15 kids to be exact — and he’s anxious to see his youngest son, 2-year-old Exodus Simmons, who we’re told has had serious health problems. (TMZ)

Over the past few months, various hip-hop stars have rallied support for X.

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Free DMX

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With T Boz filming Belly. #FreeDMX

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