At a time when many of his contemporaries are releasing independent projects, word comes that DMX has signed a new recording deal with his former recording home, Def Jam.
DMX’s friend, Ruff Ryders cohort, and producer Swizz Beatz confirmed the signing during an appearance on The Breakfast Club, “It’s going to be a good year for him, god willing. I just want it to happen so he can go to where he been supposed to have went.”
DMX was one of Def Jam’s top-selling artists during the late 90s, early 2000s, releasing five #1 albums during his original stint at the record industry powerhouse. A feat not replicated by any other artist.
DMX has had a difficult time with drugs and the law in recent years. Trouble that has had an impact on his career. He was released from a West Virginia prison in January after serving a one-year prison sentence for tax evasion.