Artist DMX Seeks Redemption With Latest Album Release
Sometimes the best stories of triumph run a strange course — as is the case withDMX. Following the rapper’s release from the Arizona state jail in July 2011, the multi-platinum rapper and Ruff Ryders legend eagerly sought to finish his newest album, slated for release in 2012.
The first thing the 40-year-old rapper — born Earl Simmons — did after his jail stint ended? Called his wife and kids so he could see them as soon as possible. Later that night, DMX was back in the studio.
DMX was locked up for almost a year because of probation violations, but apparently he never stopped thinking about the projects waiting for him.
“DMX is the original real deal,” David Michery, CEO of Seven Arts Music stated recently. “We just finished shooting his video in Los Angeles, and his
latest single is picking up strong radio play. Between his new album, VHI Show and upcoming appearances, DMX is the comeback king.”
DMX’s new album, “Undisputed,” features artists like rap’s verbal Road Runner Busta Rhymes, the multi-talented Tyrese and dream-girl Jennifer Hudson. Fans will get a long-awaited glimpse of the CD with the singles “Already,” “Keep Ya Head Up” and “I Don’t Dance,” which will debut before the album.
Among the collaborators and production team behind X’s seventh studio album is the Los Angeles-based record label Seven Arts Music.
“We’re thrilled to be working with such a legend in the game. His fan base continues to be strong, after all these years and he’s still able to produce great music. He remains the only artist in Billboard history to reach number one with five consecutive albums,” says Jake Shapiro, COO of Seven Arts Music.
DMX launched his comeback with a performance at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards. After he announced himself with his signature growl and bark to elicit a standing ovation, DMX and Swizz Beatz rolled right into “Ruff Ryders Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here).”
More recently, X debuted “I Don’t Dance” at Sevilla Night Club in Long Beach, Calif., featuring rap newcomer MGK — Machine Gun Kelly.