Exclusive: DMX Re-Signs To Def Jam Records
(AllHipHop News) DMX is back home with Def Jam Records, the recording label and brand that helped make him a super star, AllHipHop has learned exclusively.
Sources with Def Jam have revealed that the deal was made this year and the rapper will likely return with a Christmas album, titled DMX-Mas. Because of timing, the album could come out this year, but could possibly drop in 2020.
DMX was released from a West Virginia prison in January of this year after he was imprisoned for tax evasion since 2018. The rapper, 48, has stayed on a positive path that has lead to a string of shows, concerts. The Yonkers native most recently joined Swizz Beatz and Rick Ross a song "Just In Case" from the Godfather of Harlem soundtrack.
The rapper, born Earl Simmons, saw his greatest success with Def Jam. His debut album It's Dark And Hell Is Hot dropped in 1998, selling multi-platinum. His best selling album was ...And Then There Was X, which moved platinum six times over. Historically speaking, he is
Beyond music, DMX has been featured in Def Jam-themed video games, movies like the cult classic Belly and even published a book of his memoirs, E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX.
The source said that the label would be active and hands on with the rapper who has had numerous personal challenges and stints in jail.
DMX remains as one of the Top 10 most selling rappers of all time, regardless of his issues.