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DMX Lets Down US Troops by Blowing Off Tour to Iraq & Kuwait

August 24th, 2006 1:41pm EDT
DMX
Earl Simmons, who performs as rapper DMX, cancelled a week-long tour to entertain troops in Kuwait and Iraq. He offered no explanation. Simmons was scheduled to depart on his tour Aug. 22, but delayed his departure until Aug 23. His representative agreed to add a day to the original schedule. However, on Aug. 23, he failed to appear on time for his flight to Kuwait.

"We are extremely disappointed that DMX decided not to complete the tour he asked us to arrange for him," said John Hanson, USO senior vice president for marketing and communications. "When we announced this tour, troops we...
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DMX To Visit Troops in the Persian Gulf

August 23rd, 2006 12:02pm EDT
DMX
Rapper DMX will soon embark on his first USO tour to perform for troops stationed in the Persian Gulf region. The raspy-voiced rap superstar also will meet and greet service members.

Currently starring in his own reality show, "Soul of a Man," DMX recently released Year of the Dog ... Again, his first full-length album in three years and the sixth solo release for the Yonkers, N.Y., native. The album made its debut at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200.

This tour continues the USO's tradition of bringing entertainment to troops stationed far from home. Celebrities who have recently made...
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Shakira, Chili Peppers Lead List Of Nominees For MTV Video Music Awards

July 31st, 2006 12:20pm EDT
Shakira
Hip-shaker Shakira and the rejuvenated Red Hot Chili Peppers lead the field with seven noms each, followed closely by the majestic Madonna and upstart Las Vegas rockers Panic! at the Disco, both with five nods. Christina Aguilera is next with four.

Nominations in the major categories are:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Christina Aguilera: "Ain't No Other Man"

Madonna: "Hung Up"

Panic! at the Disco: "I Write Sins Not Tragedies"

Red Hot Chili Peppers: "Dani California"

Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean: "Hips Don't Lie"

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Busta Rhymes f/ Mary J. Blige, Rah Digga, Missy Elliot...
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DMX's "Year of the Dog, Again" In Stores August 1; Hear It Here Now!

July 25th, 2006 4:40pm EDT
DMX
"I don't make music to make songs," says the record-breaking hip-hop icon DMX, "I make music to record my life."

DMX, the legendary Ruff Ryder who's sold 20 million albums, is back in the saddle with his eagerly-awaited sixth solo outing, Year Of The Dog, Again, his first since 2003's Grand Champ, the album that made him the only artist in the history of the Billboard Top 200 to have his first five albums debut consecutively at #1. Beyond iconic, DMX has been the voice of the hood since he first burst onto the scene as a representative of the street movement and record label, Ruff Ryde...
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DMX Reality Show Debuts Tonight

July 12th, 2006 9:00am EDT
DMX
What happens when DMX, a street-wise rap star from Brooklyn, turns in his ghetto pass for the wide open desert ranges of Arizona? You'll find out when BET premieres the six-part reality series “DMX: Soul Of A Man” on Wednesday, July 12, at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

When a move from the tough, gritty streets of New York to peaceful Carefree, Arizona, does not free rap artist Earl Simmons (DMX) of the demons he feels plague him, he realizes his life may warrant more than just a change in geography.

Cameras take viewers into the heart and mind of one of today's most successful and notoriou...
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Listen To The New DMX Single 'Lord Give Me A Sign'

July 5th, 2006 10:46am EDT
DMX
On Wednesday, July 12th you can get a double dose of DMX on BET. First at 7:30 PM EST you can catch DMX on Access Granted to see the making of X's new video "Lord Give Me a Sign." You can then catch DMX again at 9 PM EST for the premiere of his reality show "DMX: Soul of a Man." You don't want to miss these shows next Wednesday. Also get ready for DMX's Sony debut, "Year of the Dog, Again," in stores August 1.

Synopsis of "DMX: Soul of a Man":

"DMX: Soul Of A Man" goes behind the rapper’s rough exterior to expose the harsh realities of his past, the conflicting dualities of th...
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Busta Rhymes Has Worthy Collaborators on 'Big Bang'

May 11th, 2006 12:12pm EDT
Busta Rhymes
Multi-platinum recording artist Busta Rhymes will release his Aftermath Entertainment debut, "The Big Bang," on June 13. The album, his first in three years, showcases a combination of two of the most dynamic, creative forces in hip-hop music as Busta Rhymes teams with super-producer and Aftermath chief, Dr. Dre.

"The Big Bang's" initial offering, the Swizz Beatz produced "Touch It," and its remix, which features Mary J. Blige, Lloyd Banks, DMX, Rah Digga and Papoose, are currently searing airwaves worldwide.

The second single, the offbeat "I Love My Bitch," which features Kelis...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 18

December 18th, 2005 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).
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True Crime: New York City To Feature Over 80 Authentic New York Music Tracks

November 7th, 2005 10:10am EST
True Crime: New York City
More than 80 eclectic songs from NYC raised or transplanted bands that span such diverse genres as punk, hip hop, hardcore and rock bring true East Coast flavor to Activision, Inc.’s highly anticipated True Crime: New York City video game. The in-game soundtrack features licensed tracks from some of the biggest names in music from Bob Dylan, The Ramones and Blondie to Run DMC, Public Enemy and DMX, as well as new music from Redman, including “Rush The Security” from his upcoming album Red Gone Wild and two original tracks written for the game. True Crime: New York City, set to hit store s...
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