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DMX's Manager Expects Him To Serve More Jail Time

11/21/2010 12:33pm EST
Troubled rapper DMX is facing eight months behind bars after his latest arrest in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday.

The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, has been in and out of prison in recent months and is accused of violating his parole by using cocaine, driving on a suspended licence and failing to check in with his probation officer.

He was taken into custody in Maricopa County on Thursday and is being held without bail until his court hearing next week.

Prosecutors want his parole revoked and his manager, Nakia Walker, admits there is a strong possibility DMX will have to serve mor...

DMX Arrested For Suspicion Of Parole Violation

11/19/2010 11:34am EST
Embattled rapper DMX is in trouble with the law again - the hip-hop star was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday on suspicion of parole violation.

The rap star - real name Earl Simmons - has served two stints in prison this year and most recently walked free in August after serving 18 days of a 90-day sentence in connection with a reckless driving conviction from 2002.

Simmons was detained by police in Phoenix on Thursday evening after allegedly violating the terms of his release and failing to check in with his probation officer, according to

The rapper has bee...

DMX Calls Plies One Of The Worst Rappers

9/8/2010 8:37am EDT
DMX has sparked a new rap feud after firing off at Plies in a new radio interview.

The gruff-voiced "Who We Be" hitmaker, real name Earl Simmons, took aim at the Florida hip-hop star during a chat with St. Louis radio station Hot 104.1, calling him "one of the worst" rappers.

He was particularly fired up about Plies' "Bruh Bruh" hit, stating, "We, as artists, are teachers. And if you teaching people to spell like that and talk like that...then you're dumber than the people you're supposed to be teaching."

Asked who he admired in modern hip-hop, DMX singled out fellow former convict T.I. ...

DMX Freed From Jail Again

8/13/2010 8:33am EDT
Rapper DMX has walked out of jail after serving time in connection to a reckless driving conviction eight years ago.

DMX, real name Earl Simmons, was released in Los Angeles on Thursday after completing 18 days of a 90-day sentence, reports

He surrendered to authorities last month, returning to prison barely four weeks after he was released following a four-month stint behind bars on a separate parole violation charge.

The star vowed to use his time inside to make steps toward "rebuilding his image and rapport with the community and his loyal fans," according to his attorney....

DMX's Wife Left Him Over Illegitimate His Kids

8/11/2010 12:12am EDT
DMX's wife left him after she discovered the rapper had fathered four children outside of their 11-year marriage.

The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, wed Tashera in 1999 and she confirmed reports of their separation last month, just two weeks after DMX was freed from prison for a violation probation.

Tashera had stood by her husband throughout his legal troubles, which included arrests for drug possession, even after a female from Maryland claimed the troubled star was the father of her son.

But she reveals the decision to call time on their relationship for good came after other w...

DMX Is Going To Jail Again

7/26/2010 11:10pm EDT
Rapper DMX is heading back to jail just weeks after serving a four-month stint behind bars for a probation violation.

The gravel-voiced hip-hop star is planning to surrender to authorities and begin serving time in Los Angeles in connection to a reckless driving conviction eight years ago. reports DMX was placed on probation after he pleaded no contest to the crime, which he has since violated and has been ordered to serve 90 days behind bars.

The rapper's manager insists her client, real name Earl Simmons, is "focused" on taking care of all of his past legal issues so he can mov...

DMX Splits From Wife

7/22/2010 1:27pm EDT
Rapper DMX has separated from his wife just two weeks after his release from prison, according to reports.

The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, has endured numerous brushes with the law in recent years and spent four months in jail for violating his probation stemming from a previous drug conviction. He walked free on July 6th. DMX's partner, Tashera Simmons, who wed the rapper in 1999, has stood by her husband throughout his troubles, but has now called time on their relationship, according to

Tashera is said to have confirmed the separation to the website and annou...

Eve Had 'Crazy Panic Attacks' & Thought She Had A Brain Tumor

6/17/2010 8:56am EDT
Rapper Eve almost walked away from her promising music career in 2000 after suffering a major breakdown and convincing herself she had a brain tumor.

The "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" hitmaker rose to fame as the only female member of DMX's rap crew Ruff Ryders when her debut, "Let There Be Eve... Ruff Ryders' First Lady," was released in 1999.

But the stress of constantly living under the spotlight took its toll on Eve, and she fell into a deep depression that quickly affected her health.

In a new "Behind The Music" documentary, she says, "It was six months of my life and me trying to get back ...

DMX Was So Hungry He Drank Mom's Perfume

6/14/2010 7:48am EDT
Rapper DMX's abusive mom often left her son so hungry as a kid, he'd drink her perfume just to get something inside him.

The hard-living hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, has revealed in a new VH1 Behind The Music documentary that his mom used to lock food away in a closet in her bedroom - so her son couldn't eat when he wanted to. The Yonkers, New York-born rapper admits he and his half sister would have to wait for his mother, Arnette, to wake up before he could eat.

DMX says, "Hard was not being able to eat until your mother woke up because she had to food in her closet. She had ...

DMX Sues Over Royalty Payments

4/27/2010 9:01am EDT
Incarcerated rapper DMX is launching a lawsuit from behind bars - he's taking legal action over lost royalty payments. The hip-hop star is currently serving a six-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to charges of probation violation, and he is using his time in jail to sue bosses at an entertainment company over allegations they pocketed his payments.

Lawyers representing DMX - real name Earl Simmons - filed papers at Manhattan Supreme Court in New York on Monday accusing executives at Rich Kid Entertainment of taking 100 per cent of his revenue from a contract signed 10 years ago...

DMX Gets Six Months In Jail For Probation Violation

3/16/2010 7:47pm EDT
DMX has been sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of probation violation - but the embattled rapper has been offered a way out of jail thanks to reality TV's Dr. Drew Pinsky.

The hip-hop star, real name Earl Simmons, appeared in court on Tuesday when he confessed to five separate claims of probation violation by using illegal drugs following his arrest in Phoenix, Arizona last week.

The judge ordered DMX to spend time behind bars - but the rapper could escape the jail term and serve his sentence in rehab instead, after an appeal from a representative from the...

DMX's Courtroom Tirade (VIDEO)

3/11/2010 8:26am EST
DMX erupted in court following his arrest on Tuesday, accusing law officials of unfair treatment. The rapper, real name Earl Simmons, was taken into custody in Phoenix, Arizona and brought before a judge after allegedly violating the terms of his probation by using illegal drugs.

The star appeared clearly agitated as he waited and began an obscenity-laden tirade about his civil rights once the hearing was over, reports

Speaking into the camera, DMX ranted, "Real fair treatment going on. I'm the only one here. I'm the only one got arrested today... F**king c**ksuckers do it ever...

DMX Arrested For Drug Use

3/10/2010 8:16am EST
Rapper DMX has been arrested in Arizona, according to a new report. The star was taken into custody after allegedly violating the terms of his probation by using illegal drugs - and now his lawyer has issued a public plea for help to TV drug counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky.

DMX's attorney Gary Jenkins tells, "He's been battling addiction for some time and he's in need of treatment. We're hoping that maybe Dr. Drew might be able to help him. He's a talented man... We're praying for him."

DMX spent time in jail last year on charges of drug possession, animal cruelty and theft, stemming fr...

DMX Church Fundraiser Cancelled

3/4/2010 12:11pm EST
A fundraiser for DMX's church has been cancelled after venue owners discovered the rapper's plans to perform. The controversial hip-hop star was due to take the stage at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday as part of the special show benefiting Morning Star Sanctified Church, where the rapper and his family worship.

Church officials took out a $1 million insurance policy for the gig, billed as a 'gospel rap extravaganza', and paid the school a $500 deposit. But, now they've had to refund ticket-holders after school authorities decided to axe the show once they learne...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 18

12/18/2009 3:00am EST
Christina Aguilera
Happy Birthday to:

Pop superstar Christina Aguilera (1980)

Batman Begins actress Katie Holmes (1978)

Earl Simmons, a.k.a. rapper DMX (1970)

Country rapper Cowboy Troy (1970)

"Troy" star Brad Pitt (1963)

Director/producer Steven Spielberg (1946)

Rolling Stone Keith Richards (1943)

Actor Ossie Davis (1917)

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'Gotti's Way' Is An Honest Look At A Hard Working Man, Troubled Marriage

7/7/2009 8:32am EDT
While a majority of television reality shows tend to focus on mating conquests, VH1 "Gotti's Way 2" deviates into whole other direction. "Gotti's Way 2" followed the same overall synopsis of the previous season, scrutinizing Irv Gotti's role as the president of the Murder Inc. music label, that spawned many notable hip hop recording stars from Ashanti and DMX to Ja Rule, and focusing on his personal life and attempts to resurrect his career after a federal indictment for money laundering in 2005.

Gotti's keen intuition to move into reality television and showcase his own dysfunctional ...

Ten Annoying Things About Rappers

6/19/2009 11:24am EDT
R. Kelly
Hip Hop music is the most popular music genre in the world. Rappers like Lil Wayne, Eminem, and Jay-Z have gained worldwide recognition and success because of their rap lyrics and songs. Rap music is great, but some of the things rappers say or do are hypocritical, ridiculous, and downright annoying.

Here are the ten most annoying things about rappers:

1. Rappers love to rap about clubs and alcohol

If you've downloaded hip hop music or tuned into a music station lately, you probably heard a rap song about clubs and alcoholic drinks. More than half of the rap songs on the radio or ...

Naughtiest Celebrities of 2008

12/31/2008 12:34pm EST
Heather Locklear
Each year, ordinary people across the country watch celebrities get into trouble, some of whom end up off the hook and some of whom land a trip to the slammer. Regardless of the outcome, they all stir Hollywood up and provide year-long off-screen entertainment for us. Here are the ten naughtiest celebrities of 2008, all of whom should be getting coal in their stockings this year.

Shia LaBeouf

It's sad when one remembers a celebrity from family-oriented entertainment and that person has now disobeyed the law more than once. The former Even Stevens star had his most recent run-in with ...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 18

12/18/2008 3:00am EST
Trish Stratus
Happy Birthday to pop diva Christina Aguilera (1980), Batman Begins actress Katie Holmes (1978), Earl Simmons, a.k.a. rapper DMX (1970), country rapper Cowboy Troy (1970), and Trish Stratus (1975); Troy star Brad Pitt (1963), director/producer Steven Spielberg (1946), Rolling Stone Keith Richards (1943), actor Ossie Davis (1917), actress/pin-up girl Betty Grable (1916; d. 1973), baseball legend Ty Cobb (1886; d. 1961), and Swiss artist Paul Klee (1879; d. 1940).

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Why Are So Many Rappers Acting?

8/27/2008 11:46am EDT
This isn't to bash rappers, nor is it to say that these artists aren't allowed to pursue different paths in Hollywood. With so many prominent rappers acquiring roles in big movies though, it begs the question-why?

It's not as if rappers in movies are a new thing. In 1991, Mario Van Peebles cast Ice-T as a cop in "New Jack City," a film that is beloved by many. That same year, director John Singleton cast Ice Cube as a Los Angeles gangbanger in "Boyz N the Hood." These two movies helped open the floodgates for rappers to enter the world of acting.

Soon, Will Smith went from rap...

Hot Guys Slideshow: Sexy Hip-Hop Abs & Six Packs

8/25/2008 2:20pm EDT
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There's no shortage of hot bodies in hip-hop. Luckily rappers are never shy about taking their shirts off to show off their six packs. Enjoy a look at some of the sexiest abs in hip-hop today! When you're done be sure to let us know your favorite(s) in the comments!


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DMX And Michael Madsen Star In 'The Last Hour,' On DVD April 15

4/3/2008 4:50pm EDT
The Last Hour
How would you react if three years after the death of your father, you receive a letter signed by him inviting you to visit an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere in China? Curious in nature, you decide to set off on this adventure. Here's the snag, when you arrive in front of the house (which looks more like a bunker), you realize that there are other visitors summoned as well. Four guys show up with the same letter you have!

All five characters in director Kobe's debut, The Last Hour-- Monk (Michael Madsen), Casino (Tony D'Amario), Black Jack (DMX), Shang (Tommy Wong) and Poker...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 18

12/18/2007 3:00am EST
Trish Stratus
Happy Birthday to pop diva Christina Aguilera (1980), Batman Begins actress Katie Holmes (1978), Earl Simmons, a.k.a. rapper DMX (1970), country rapper Cowboy Troy (1970), WWE wrestlers Rob Van Dam (1970), "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (1964), and Trish Stratus (1975); Troy star Brad Pitt (1963), director/producer Steven Spielberg (1946), Rolling Stone Keith Richards (1943), actor Ossie Davis (1917), actress/pin-up girl Betty Grable (1916; d. 1973), baseball legend Ty Cobb (1886; d. 1961), and Swiss artist Paul Klee (1879; d. 1940).

DJ Envy & Red Cafe To Release 'The Co-Op' September 25

9/23/2007 10:00am EDT
DJ Envy
(New York, NY) – KOCH Records is pleased to announce the release of a new collaboration album, The Co-Op, by acclaimed mix tape guru/HOT 97/Sirius Radio personality, DJ Envy and esteemed lyricist Red Café. The album will be released on September 25th, 2007 and features guest appearances from some of the biggest names in hip-hop including Fabolous, Fat Joe, Styles P and Sheek Louch, , Paul Wall, Nina Sky and many more.

The 1st single pair of singles off the new album will be "Dolla Bill" which features Fabolous and JD and "Things You Do" featuring Nina Sky.

DJ Envy is a two time J...

Up-And-Coming Music: Critical Bill

9/15/2007 9:30am EDT
Critical Bill
No formulas, no fashions, no formats. Detroit-based urban rock outfit, Critical Bill, is a band loved by thousands of fans for being what it is. Real. Since its start in 2002, Critical Bill has brought its powerful blend of dirty rock guitar, rap influences and hip hop beats to radio stations nationwide including hometown stations WRIF and WTDW and to countless live audiences all over the U.S. and Canada - and continue to do so on their latest release, Downtown the World.

The band built a massive following headlining shows and touring extensively with the formidable "Kansas City Rap Ki...

Eve's New CD, 'Here I Am,' Hits Stores August 7

6/18/2007 2:56pm EDT
Ever since Eve broke on the scene in 1999 she's had a knack for making stardom look easy. Grammy Award winner. Check. Starring in blockbuster films. Check. Achieving elite status as a fashion icon. Check. The "blonde bombshell" is a triple threat entertainer in the truest sense of the term. And one of the reasons you can't take your eyes off of her is your ears. In an era when success in hip-hop is built on the portentous hype of saving the genre from imminent gloom and doom or testosterone driven beef, Eve remains a bankable star who grabs your attention with her consummate talent for craf...

Steve Austin Unleashes His '800 lb. Gorilla' On The Music Charts This Spring

6/4/2007 3:12pm EDT
Steve Austin
YMC Records and Dallas-based rapper, Steve Austin, brings the banging beats of the dirty south to the mainstream this Spring with the release of his album, 800 lb. Gorilla. Austin, known for his smooth delivery, flawless production and relentless energy is taking a hold of the rap game with his unique southern perspective and flow. The 800 lb. Gorilla is a mood-inspired, upbeat album that features the new hit single 'Bussa Move,' featuring Tum Tum.

"My music is a mirror image of my soul and the life experiences I have gone through," said Austin. "I have many different moods and influe...

Yung Berg's Debut, 'Look What You Made Me,' Hits Stores In August

5/5/2007 10:00am EDT
Yung Berg
He has a style that is undeniably fresh, surrounded by a crew that emulates HBO's Entourage quad. At 21 years old, this Chi-town native is quietly plotting his take over of the phenomenon we know as Hip Hop. Possessing a flow that sounds as classic as a Marvin Gaye tune, with charisma more contagious then the common cold, Yung Berg is the definition of what happens when skills and swagger are pooled into one powerhouse.

Previously signed to DMX's Bloodline Records, Yung Berg got his first taste of the music business at the age of 15. Unfortunately Yung Berg's bite of success left a bad...

Check Out The Debut Single, 'Sexy Lady,' From Southside Chicago Native Yung Berg

4/5/2007 6:30pm EDT
Yung Berg
He first got his feet wet in the industry at the age of 15, when he met D.M.X. X was so impressed with the work ethic and motivation from Berg that he immediately signed him up to his Bloodline Record label distributed by Def Jam; making Berg the first artist signed to the imprint. Only a minor at the time, X shipped Yung Berg to New York and began production on his first LP. Unfortunately Berg's parents couldn't see eye to eye with the company so they removed him from the deal and sent him to Thompson Falls, Montana for boarding school.

After spending a year in school there, Berg was ...

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 3)

12/31/2006 2:00pm EST
Syd Barrett
...During July, co-founder and original Pink Floyd guitarist/singer Syd Barrett, who had spent the better part of the last 35 years as a hermit, died at age 60 from diabetic complications... Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo pretty much confirms rumors that the band is done, "unless," he says, "it becomes really obvious to me that we need to do one."

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