Posted: Wednesday – May 27, 2009 @ 3:36 PM
Yonkers Hip-Hop star DMX is free after serving over 90 days in jail on drug, fraud, and animal cruelty charges, a representative confirmed with AllHipHop.com.
The rapper was released from “Tent City,” aka the Maricopa County Jail, late yesterday afternoon (May 13).
DMX’s conviction and prison sentence was a culmination of a 2008 filled with legal woes.
The rapper’s last arrest resulted in an extradition back to Phoenix after attempting to hide out in producer Scott Storch’s Florida mansion.
Originally, DMX, born Earl Simmons, was to serve only 90 days in jail.
His tenure was extended when he faced additional charges for allegedly assaulting a corrections officer over a food dispute.
During his incarceration, X revealed plans to start a Christian ministry upon his release.
“I’m gonna start a TV show called Pain and Perseverance, it’s about how I can reach people that the average person can’t reach because I’m grounded,” he stated. “I’m going to give my first sermon, in the church. That’s going to be incredible for me and hopefully the congregation of that church. I’ve completed my gospel album. On every one of my albums there’s been a gospel song and prayer. Because of my image those songs are never made singles except my sixth album where they did ‘Lord Give Me a Sign.'”
DMX was originally supposed to release a double album, one with his Hip-Hop comeback titled Walk With Me Now, the other a gospel album titled You’ll Fly with Me Later.
Both projects remain in limbo.
At press time, DMX has not released a statement confirming his plans for the rest of 2009.