Longtime rap veteran Earl “DMX” Simmons is back on the comeback trail after a release from prison this past summer and a spirited performance at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards. The Yonkers rapper made a surprise appearance at the awards show with some help from his Ruff Ryder cohort Swizz Beatz.
Amid chatter that he has missed some shows and appearance obligations, DMX and his new management team have taken steps to clear the air surrounding the growing controversy and to reintroduce Dark Man X to the masses properly.
In a written statement from DMX’s team, the New York rhyme slinger aggressively stated his new directives in his signature fashion. “I fired my old management team the day I got out of prison" said DMX in a statement to RapFix. "My money and career have been sabotaged for long enough. Makin’ music and performing for my fans, that’s what I’m doin’ now. The Dog is back and I’ve cut these thieves out of my life.”
X's new representation Jason Fowler of J-Mike Management & Entertainment also addressed the new union in the statement. “We’re hearing reports of people making deposits for shows, only to find out that it was a fraud,” said Fowler. “All bookings must be through his new management team, because DMX is not responsible for any transactions that are not through J-Mike Management & Entertainment.”
Per the statement, all information regarding DMX will manifest on the rapper's official website at www.theofficialdmx.com.
Last week X premiered a new video for his single "Last Hope" on BET. DMX is also working on his seventh studio album, slated for a Winter release along with a tour to support the record.