DMX Speaks On Recording New Album, Keeping A Clean Slate

Dark Man X is working hard in the studio in hopes of putting out a new album before 2012.

Fresh out of his seven-month prison sentence, DMX is hard at work on his comeback album, tentatively titled Redemption of the Beast. Speaking with Billboard.com’s The Juice, Dark Man X explains that he has been working “nonstop, every day” on the project, which he hopes to release before December.

"I kind of took it back to how I felt on my first album -- the hunger, the energy, the hardness of it," he said. "I've had a lot of late nights in the studio, getting it in, getting it back to where it's supposed to be. [... The album will be] bringing hip-hop back to where it's supposed to be. It's not at a good place right now… [There's] a lot of whack rappers out there. It's too corny."

X, who reportedly worked with Swizz Beatz, Dame Grease and Caviar on the album, says that he’s mostly been working in the studio on his own. He’s still in negotiations with Rick Ross to join Maybach Music Group, and is still planning to shoot a reality show that unites his 10 kids. As for staying out of trouble, X plans on keeping his slate clean.

“The first time around, it was given to me. Now, I'm working for it," he continued. "There's definitely a difference in what I'm gonna give, and what I'm gonna get out."

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46 Comments

  • Fabio Antonelli

    is this true? there will be the biggest comeback in this almost dead rap-game? Waiting so long for real music, for suffering lyrics, for bouncing beats. for sure only the dog can provide us with these skills, so can't wait to hear this shit. sing with ross, don't sign with ross, who the fuck cares? do your own thing, dawg, and we'll support you, doesn't matter on which label you'll release the album! X STAYS X, and no label will change that, aaaight!

  • M.u. Tha Don

    HARPERSIDE VOLUME 6 - 08/09/2011!!!!!! HARPERSIDE VOLUME 6 - 08/09/2011!!!!!! HARPERSIDE VOLUME 6 - 08/09/2011!!!!!! HARPERSIDE VOLUME 6 - 08/09/2011!!!!!! HARPERSIDE VOLUME 6 - 08/09/2011!!!!!! HARPERSIDE VOLUME 6 - 08/09/2011!!!!!!

  • Christopher Maker Harvey

    fuck DMX

  • erickiam25

    yeah Dmx getting back on track. put all these wack rappers on blast!

  • Chairman

    This is a fucking travesty. The nigga who went in the Guiness Book of World Records for dropping five consecutive albums that debuted at #1... just got out of prison and is about to sign with a fat, piece of shit, lying faggot ass pig. This is nothing less han a fucking travesty. We should all hang our heads in shame.

  • Anonymous

    im dying to hear new music from him, it better be hot stuff

  • google

    Cmon son.. its ova let me get this straight you been locked down and now your looking for a deal from Jayz(little man) signee? do you remember when you toured with Jayz,method and Red opening for you, You doing the numbers that Jayz did and now you want to sign to a former correctional officer from Miami? Yes Go ahead I double dog dare you I would laff my azz off you'd b a laffin stock!!!! hahahahahaaha

  • Helmut Smith

    It´s a fucking shame. How the hell can HE talk about "wack rappers"? It´s about WACK personalities. This dude had all the doors open to a bright future and he took a big shit on it. I hope he recovers and gets his strenght back, but he should consider acting before rapping. You can´t bring back the past, X.

  • cardan

    FUCK ROSS, id love to see X on DUCK DOWN RECORDS

  • DrivingLeftLane

    DMX has always been a great artist, though obviously I don't like all of his music, most of it stands out and is as original as it can get. It's good to see he realises what most artist seem to forget. The hunger. Hunger comes with anything as you obviously try harder when you don't have something and you want it bad. Still, I think it will be difficult for his style in a time where punchline rap, as I like to call it, is still dominate. I just hope he doesn't sell himself short. He needs to be smarter and not try to live a life he doesn't have to. They are always happy to see us get locked up. Just look at what they are trying to do with Wesley Snipes. http://soundcloud.com/aaronhenderson

  • Queppa Primo Sparazza

    We'll never stop supporting you DMX!

  • jesterxxl

    DX need to step there fuckin game up he ain't doin no reality show his reps done stated that last week... But ona positive note I can't fuckin wait for Redemption of a Beast!

  • Anonymous

    I hope he comes back with that aggressive X shit I've come to like.. If he spits real ish then I'm good and will pick up the album...... As for joining the label of the ugly, fat no talent fuck I dunno about that...

    • MANOTTI

      LIKE IT OR NOT RICK ROSS IS AN PAID MOTHAFUCKA....PLUS HE HAS THE HOTTEST SHIT IN THE STREETS RIGHT NOW....FAT OR NOT NONTELENT AS YOU STATED HE'S STILL MAKING NOISE IN THE GAME...I'M NOT DICK RIDING JUST STATING FACTS...AN I THINK DMX SHOULD JOIN TRILL ENT GET WITH BOOSIE CAMP

  • Anonymous

    HE NEED TO SIGN WID WU TANG!!!

  • Anonymous

    DONT GIVE IN TO DA INDUSTRY, X!!! 'DA INDUSTRY'S LIKE "WAIT!", BUT DA STREETS IS LIKE, "GET 'EM..."'

  • Anonymous

    yo fuk dat, X. STAY AWAY FROM DA INDUSTRY, NIGGA!!!

  • Duke

    just keep your fucking noise clean and stay out of Arizona much less jail. thats all we ask.

  • bd.da.pc

    As much as i like rick ross music and meek mills and wale DMX please dont go their X need a ross deal his own label he is a icon i know he has to sign somewhere doe. Here is my choices no.1 Aftermath perfect if dre got time. no.2 G-UNIT i think he wound do good wth fif.no.3 GRANDHUSTLE he keep sayin how he respect T.I World what do you think of my list???

    • MANOTTI

      LMFBAO G-UNOT & GRAND HUSTLE AREN'T EVEN A HOT OR PROFITABLE LABEL WTF YA SMOKING ON? 50 LAME ASS LABEL ISN'T EVEN ABLE TO PRODUCE PLATNIUM HITS...T.I. SHIT ISN'T DROPPING ANY SHIT FROM THEIR ARTIST AFTER MATH MAY WORK FOR HIM THO

  • Comptonsmostwantedgang

    DMX dont fuck with wack ass Officer Ricky aka name stealer rick ross aka cant rap for shit fat clown . i looking forward to hearing some new DMX though . if he stays his crazy ass out of jail LOL

  • I

    lmao DMX just contradicted himself there ARE wack rappers on mmg most of them are

  • ha

    if he sing with maybach and officer ricky he will be the corny rapper him self but i understand since he broke and shit

  • Nico 3

    Rick Ross isn't necessarily the right fit, but if the opportunity presents itself, why not? X needs people who can take a gamble on him again, cause let's face it. He has alot to prove again in a short amount of time.

  • YOUAJOKE

    There's] a lot of whack rappers out there. It's too corny" WORD! DMX ALWAYS KEEPS IT 100... HOPEFULLY HE CAN STAY CLEAN AND OUT OF JAIL BUT ITS A BIG HOPE

  • hiphop88

    If he signs wit mmg hes gonna be doing his own thing just the way he likes..he dnt dress like sound like em..etc DMX is his own brand they might b on stage together but thats it

  • Anonymous

    It doesnt matter if he signs to Ross or not he is still x that dude thats been thru the struggle Plus signing would ross would be a good move for his career. Ross puts out good music and him signing with ross would mean his album would drop for sure without the delays and bs

  • H4ZE

    got alot love for this rapper, always have. make this album count X!

  • Anonymous

    my only problem is why x gotta sign with fatass officer ricky!!! x please dont be stupid like pill and wale!!!

  • Fish

    If a hip hop artist as awesome (or at least as awesome as he was before he started smokin crack) signs up with Officer Ricky, I am officially gonna be done with hip hop.

  • Otis Dumile

    It's been denied by him and his representatives that he's joining Rick Ross and planning a reality show...

  • Damien

    Waiting for him to drop some of that It's dark and Hell Is hot style hits again. Don't disapoint your fans Earl. Oh yeah! Remember to diss Lil Wayne.

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    what other label is out there if not MMG then it gots to be CMR or indie def jam yeah right. g-unit signing people go there i guess

  • PopWolf

    DMX is cool as long as he gives us the REAL hip-hop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXB3rx9hZ0E

  • Grand Champ

    There's a lot of whack rappers out right now and he's thinking of joining Ross's MMG ? X, you are about to make deal with one of the biggest frauds in history of hip hop, man. But neva mind, i just wanna hear some new DMX music.

    • MANOTTI

      WHY ARE YALL LAMES STILL STUCK ON THAT DUMB SHIT THAT 50 STATED RICK ROSS WAS AN OFFICER....CORRECTION HE WAS A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER BASICLY AN GUARD FOR AN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, SO HOW THE HELL IS HE CONSIDER AN OFFICER IF HIS JOB CONSIST OF KEEPING A EYE ON IMATES? YALL SOME IGNORANT ASS PEOPLE READ SOME BOOKS AND GAIN SOME KNOWLEDGE....ALSO STOP BELIEVING EVERYTHING THAT SPOKEN ON TV DUMB ASSES WHERE YALL MIND FRAME AT HATERS BUT HE STILL PAID...ALSO MMG IS A GARBAGE ASS LABEL WITH WHACK ASS ARTIST ROSS AIGHT WHEN HE WANNA BE BUT ALL HIS SHIT SOUNDS THE SAME TO ME

    • Check This

      Actually...the biggest frauds you probably don't even know about...that's what makes them the biggest, crash test dummy!!!

  • bisquic

    I'll believe it when I see it...

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