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    Thu, 03 Jan 2008 08:06:16

    DMX Indulges His Gospel Side - On a double album

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    • DMX - GREER, SC - AUGUST 21:  In this handout photo provided by the Greer Police Department, Rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, is seen in a police booking photo after his arrest for an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana when the vehicle he was a passenger in was pulled over for a traffic violation August 20, 2013 in Greer, South Carolina.
    • DMX - NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: (Front L-R) Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97, rapper DMX and rapper Jadakiss speak during the 2012 Rock the Bells Festival press conference and Fan Appreciation Party on at Santos Party House on June 13, 2012 in New York City.
    • DMX - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23:  Rapper DMX attends the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 23, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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    While he's already devoted a handful of tracks to God ("Lord Give Me a Sign," "A Minute For Your Son," "The Prayer") and considered changing his name for "spiritual reasons," DMX will really let his religious side go in the coming months as he releases a gospel record. Planned as one-half of the double album Walk With Me Now and You'll Fly With Me Later, the effort will be free of profanity and full of love. Well, kinda. As DMX told MTV News, "[There are] no songs about b----es, no songs about robbing—just straight 'give God the glory.'"

    Another set of rawer than sushi songs will feature the production of such DMX favorites as Dame Grease and Swizz Beatz. Lest you think he's gone soft, the rapper is beyond blunt about the inherent problems of a double LP, saying, "A double album will make mutha----as mad, because they gotta spend more money."

    Walk With Me Now… doesn't have a set release date yet, but DMX says he plans on releasing its two platters in the next couple months through Bodog Music, the independent label that snagged him after a brief stint with Columbia.

    "It's gonna be real big," DMX told MTV, when asked about his new deal. "I got the right amount of money I need. The thing about these big record labels is that they give you a whole bunch of money just so they can take it back from you. Then you don't even own your own sh--. I need to own my sh--, son. [Bodog] got enough money to do what I need to do and I'm good. They got more than enough promotion, they got other sh-- I can bridge off into. Not soft drinks, I'm not talking about sneakers—I'm talking about fights!"

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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