Today in Hip-Hop History: DMX Released From Prison TODAY


After years of being caged up, the dog is free to roam the streets once again. Troubled Ruff Ryders frontman DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons Jr., was sentenced to one year behind bars in March of last year for tax fraud after pleading guilty one year prior. The Darkman Unknown was incarcerated in […]

DMX Wants to Return to Iyanla Vanzant’s ‘Fix My Life’

DMX Wants to Return to Iyanla Vanzant's 'Fix My Life'

Back in 2013, DMX stormed off the set of Iyanla Vanzant’s Fix My Life. Things escalated very quickly and the rapper told Vanzant “shut the f–k up.” But surprisingly, he wants a re-do, as per Page Six. “Earl — that’s what I call him — wrote us again,” Vanzant told Page Six. “The last thing […]

DMX Receives 2019 Jail Release Date


DMX will be hitting the bricks in 2019. Famed rapper Earl Simmons Jr. has received a January 27th release date from Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution, according to TMZ. His lawyer Murray Richman has revealed the release date for X’s 2017 tax evasion charge. According to calculations, that’s exactly one month from the date of this […]

Swizz Beatz has a Nas, JAY-Z, Jadakiss, DMX Collaboration in the Vault

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Swizz Beatz has been holding on to a record featuring a stack of Hip Hop OG’s like Nas, JAY-Z, Jadakiss, and DMX just because. During a recent episode of Elliot Wilson’s Rap Radar podcast, the super-producer revealed that the collaboration titled, “Just Because” was originally intended to be featured on his latest album, Poison, but […]

10 Most Stylish Film Characters Played By Rappers

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We love seeing our favorite rappers take a turn to Hollywood. Giving MCs another notch on their belts to brag about on wax, acting can sometimes take a Hip-Hop star all the way to the Oscars — what’s good, Common! — or solidify a career that carries them years beyond their last hit album. Another […]

DMX Out Of Jail, Spotted With Mystery Woman

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Is the Darkman X really a free man? Well, no one is sure, but the above image has surfaced on the internet, with thousands of fans and critics asking, “Who is that woman with DMX?” DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was allowed off of his house arrest restrictions so that he would be […]

Big Sean Lists Top 3 Favorite Rapper/Producer Duos

Big Sean sat down with Billboard on Thursday to talk about producer/rapper relationships as part of Remy Martin’s Producer series with Big Sean and DJ Mustard. When asked to list his favorite emcee x producer combination, the Detroit Spitter had an interesting response. “I’d pick DMX and Swizz Beatz because I really loved that era […]

DMX Reportedly Receives Book, Movie Offers in Prison

DMX is Reportedly Receives Book, Movie Offers in Prison

DMX is about to spend the next year behind bars, but at least he will be offered a chance to tell his redemption story. The Blast reports that X’s attorney Murray Richman told them that he “looks great, is very happy, and overall, is doing remarkably well.” Richman also reveals that the rapper has been putting that […]

5 Times Redman Bodied A Guest Feature


Redman is a rapper’s rapper — an artist that truly embodies what it is to have funk, style and to really immerse oneself in the beat. Having been introduced to the world through EPMD’s track “Hardcore” in 1990, he hasn’t missed a beat since. As the Jersey-bred rapper just hit 48 years old this past […]

Fire Starter: What’s Your Favorite Beat From Just Blaze?

Recently Netflix released an 8 part documentary series called Rapture that goes into the day-to-day lives and behind the scenes of a small handful of Hip-Hop personalities including Nas, T.I., Logic, Dave East and more. One of the more impressive episodes was based around New Jersey-born producer/DJ Just Blaze born Justin Smith. Now that name […]

5 Times Hip-Hop Artists Referenced Friday The 13th

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Well it’s Friday the 13th once again and while it’s not as dark and spooky as Halloween night, it’s still a good excuse to invite someone over for “Netflix and Kill” and kick back with a movie marathon of one of the worlds most well-known horror franchises. Hip-hop and horror have had a somewhat patchy […]

DMX Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Tax Fraud


DMX was sentenced to serve one year in prison on Wednesday after a guilty plea to tax evasion last November. The “X Gon Give it To Ya” rapper plead guilty in the federal case for avoiding the payment of $1.7 million in taxes. On Tuesday, it was reported that the Ruff Ryders rapper’s lawyers planned […]

DMX’s Lawyers Plan To Use His Music To Woo Judge At Next Sentencing


Last November, DMX pleaded guilty to one count of tax fraud at a Manhattan court and is now facing five years in prison. The Ruff Ryder rapper was accused of masking the earnings from his spawned hits which include “X Gon’ Give it to Ya” and “Where the Hood At,” owing $1.7 million back in […]

Rapper DMX Heads Back to Jail After Failing Drug Tests

Rapper DMX has found himself in some more trouble with the law. While awaiting sentencing in March for not paying $1.7 million in federal taxes, Earl Simmons was locked up on Tuesday for failing a drug test. He tested positive for cocaine, and opiates including oxycodone which is a violation of his probation stated Manhattan […]

Did You Know DMX Had a Verse on Kanye West’s “Real Friends?”

“Real Friends” featuring Ty Dolla Sign was one of the most standout songs on Kanye West’s latest album, The Life of Pablo. Swizz Beatz took to Instagram to announce that his real friend, DMX, was hopping on the remix. But the super producer never specified when it will be released, or if it will be […]

DMX Pleads Guilty to One Count of Tax Evasion, Facing Jail Time

DMX Pleads Guilty to One Count of Tax Evasion, Facing Jail Time

DMX is facing up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of tax evasion. X was arrested back in July and charged in a multi-year scheme to evade about $1.7 million in taxes. He was charged with 14 counts and was facing up to 40 years before copping a plea in […]