DMX Is Focusing On Family And Career After Prison Release
Submitted by: Nati Celebrity Services
(OPENPRESS) July 22, 2011 -- On July 19, 2011 Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, was released from Arizona State Prison as a free man. X was serving the remainder of an eight month prison sentence for a probation violation.
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.
"We have been pleasantly overwhelmed by the response we've received," says publicist Domenick Nati, "hip-hop has been waiting for this long enough, and fans will not be disappointed when they see that, yet again, 'X gonna give it to ya'."
Earl Simmons (born December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DMX, is an American rapper (a member of the hip hop collective Ruff Ryders) and actor who rose to fame in the late 1990s. His stage name pays tribute to the Oberheim DMX drum machine, an instrument he used when he made his own rap beats in the 80's. To date, his best-selling album is his 1999 album ...And Then There Was X, which featured the hit single "Party Up (Up in Here)". As an actor, he also starred in the films Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 The Grave and Last Hour, and his own reality television series Soul of a Man on the American cable television network BET. In 2002, DMX wrote an autobiographical book titled E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.