It’s a great day for hip-hop. The legendary rapper DMX, who has contributed countless hits and a pair of classic albums to the culture, has officially been released from prison. According to TMZ, X left the West Virginia Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution earlier this morning, after spending the last year behind bars for tax evasion. Apparently, his family was there to pick him up, though X himself has issued no official comment as of yet.
Still, it has been reported that X is looking to hit the ground running. The rapper is looking to ready a new album, as well as return to the cinematic fold with a few projects, including a possible biopic. While it’s great to see DMX back on his feet, he’s not quite out of the woods yet. The rapper will have to pay $2.3 million in restitution, as well as partake in programs for substance abuse and mental health. Hopefully, X can find peace with himself, as he has often sought openly throughout his “Prayer” series.
Dmx Is Free Soon , I’m Trying To Make A Song With Him 👀
— Sir Ski Mask (@THESLUMPGOD) January 25, 2019
There’s little doubt that an outpouring of support will ensue, as X’s status remains respected to this day. Expect more news on the Ruff Ryders icon to come in the imminent future. In the meantime, X is slated to appear at the Lotus Lounge on February 8th, to celebrate his return. Welcome home, DMX!
It would be recall earlier today, the veteran rapper born Earl Simmons went to jail in January 2018 on a bail violation after previously pleading guilty to tax evasion in November 2017. In March 2018, DMX was sentenced to one year in prison for felony tax evasion.
DMX was scheduled to be released on 27 January, but in a report by Vulture, inmates are allowed to be released on Friday if their release date falls on a weekend. His lawyer Murray Richman told the news site yesterday: “He’s coming home tomorrow. I spoke to him; he’s very happy. “He’s looking forward to being home. He’s never been hotter than now – people have been seeking him out all over. Mr Richman added that DMX was ‘terrific’ in jail and didn’t become a target because of his celebrity status.
DMX, is an American rapper and actor. He began rapping in the early 1990s, and released his debut album, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998 to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copies within its first week of release.He released his best-selling album,… And Then There Was X, in 1999, which included the hit single “Party Up (Up in Here)”. Since debuting in 1998, DMX has released seven studio albums.
DMX is known for his hardcore way of rap.