Call off the guards, release the prisoner! Those words were music to one cell-mates ears this week. DMX (born Earl Simmons) was released from an Arizona state jail in Yuma yesterday morning. The rapper served nearly 8 months of a one-year sentence for probation violations. His manager, Nakia Walker, confirmed his release stating, “Earl has so much more to offer the world…his latest project has been on hold for so long! It is now time for X to redefine the world of Hip-Hop with his highly anticipated album of inspirational, painful & street accredited rhymes. It is time to let the Dog out of the kennel.” Just as long as the “Dog” behaves himself.
What was one of the first things the singer did when he was released? “I spoke to my daughter, I just got off the phone with my wife…I’m going to go see my daughter while the sun is up, then I’m going to be in the studio, man.” Well at least he has his priorities straight. Either that or he’s working on the lyrics to his next album. A new album could definitely be in the near future though. DMX signed a label deal with UMMG (United Music & Media Group), and his manager has promised “extraordinary things happening from rapper DMX over the next couple months that include collaborations with major names in the music industry.”
It took a week longer than originally anticipated for the singer’s release from jail. He was held over for an extra week due to several minor infractions, including refusal to submit to a drug test and smoking in unauthorized areas. But yes, we should be expecting extraordinary things from him….