(AllHipHop News) Rap veteran DMX will taste freedom a little early when he is released from federal prison next month.
The Yonkers-bred rap legend is planning to re-start his career, after being sentenced to prison for one year over tax fraud charges.
"I was in a cloud," DMX told the Judge. “I wasn’t thinking straight.”
The rapper was caught using bank accounts of surrogates instead of his own, to conceal his earnings from the tax man.
Even he will be a free man, the rapper is not free from the clutches of the government - he still has to pay $2.7 million in restitution.
DMX will be released on January 27. He's reportedly fielding multiple film offers and planning on releasing a new batch of music.