DMX Inks Record Deal With Bodog Music

Multi-platinum Hip-Hop star DMX has signed a worldwide recording deal with Bodog Music and is planning to release a new album titled Walk With Me Now and You’ll Fly With Me Later.

The new album from the Yonkers bred rapper will feature production by longtime producer Swizz Beatz as well as guest appearances from members on the Ruff Ryders roster.

"I'm thankful for the fact that Bodog believes in me, that we share the same vision and the fact that they see in me the same thing I see,” DMX said in a statement. “I'll show you [Bodog Music] how it's supposed to be done, and we'll get to where we're supposed to be. You got a dog for life."

Bodog Music is a division of Bodog Entertainment, which producers the mixed-martial arts TV show Bodog Fight, as well as the worldwide Bodog Battle of the Bands competition, which awards the winning unsigned band with a $1 million dollar recording deal.

Other artists on the Bodog label include the Wu-Tang Clan, Warren G., My American Heart, Bif Naked, Neurosonic and others. "Bodog Music is rapidly becoming a big dog in the music biz,” said Bodog founder Calvin Ayre.

“Between the successes of Bodog Battle, great artist developments and now some major signings, look for Bodog Music to be an even larger presence on the music scene in 2008."