After years of turmoil, in & out of jail, and more cocaine than you can could ever imagine, rapper DMX has finally found peace with himself. With the help of his 10 children and the good man upstairs DMX says he is no longer addicted to cocaine or alcohol.
According to reports, coke was his greatest demon after his last prison release in July — “Everyone was taking advantage of me with my finances, trying to put me in the direction to fail. I have 10 kids. I have to drive them in the right direction, so I let the cocaine go.”, he stated.
The rapper — real name Earl Simmons — says God also helped him through … saying, “I am on a spiritual road to do right in my life. I am leaving out all negativity and going to stay on the right road to positive.”
X’s pastor says, “When [DMX] first came to my church he looked broken, sad, and full of struggle. Now you see a dramatic change. You see that the drugs and alcohol aren’t in his life.” [source]
I applaud DMX, the man has been through more drama than most of us will ever experience in a lifetime. One thing for sure if that X is slowing getting back to the man we all enjoyed back in the day.
If his performance during the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards (see below) was any indication of what to expect from him in the future, I’m ready! X killed it and clearly was back on his A game.
One of the most electrifying rappers of our time is back finally…