1. Rakim, DMX & The LOX Keep the Old School Flavor Alive at Brooklyn's Hip-Hop Festival

    July 16, 2017 1:10 PM EDT The 13th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival returned Saturday (July 15) with a bang. With temperatures teetering along the 90 degree mark, the sweltering heat failed to derail the plans of the avid hip-hop fans in attendance.  With rap purists aching to see Rakim , DMX , and The LOX grace the…

  2. DMX Pleads Not Guilty to Dodging $1.7M Tax Debt

    July 14, 2017 6:00 PM EDT Rapper DMX has pleaded not guilty to charges he's been dodging the IRS. The hip-hop star, whose real name is Earl Simmons, appeared Friday (July 14) in federal court in New York City after authorities accused him of owing $1.7 million in back taxes. He's to be released on $500,000…

  3. DMX Arrested for Tax Fraud, Allegedly Owes $1.7 Million in Back Taxes

    July 13, 2017 9:30 PM EDT The rapper with an extensive rap sheet is yet again behind bars. Rapper DMX was arrested Thursday (July 13) and charged with tax fraud by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and a special agent from the Internal Revenue Service. According to the indictment, DMX (born Earl…

  4. Ruff Ryders Announces 20th Anniversary Tour Featuring DMX, Eve, Swizz Beatz & More

    June 20, 2017 2:17 PM EDT Hip-hop label Ruff Ryders came into being 20 years ago, and went on to become one of the most legendary crews in the industry. In honor of their 20th anniversary, Ruff Ryders will be celebrating with a stacked Anniversary Tour.  The tour produced by Live Nation will reunite labelmates DMX ,…

  5. Styles P & Talib Kweli Talk Collaborating on 'The Seven' Album & Raising African-American Kids in Today's America

    May 03, 2017 4:40 PM EDT On Tuesday, Styles P and Talib Kweli  graced Billboard' s Facebook Live stage with a performance and interview regarding their new collaborative album The Seven .  After unleashing a fiery performance of "Brown Guys" and "Last Ones," both rap veterans spoke on how The…

  6. DMX Enters Rehab: Report

    April 28, 2017 8:18 PM EDT DMX has reportedly admitted himself into a rehab facility, following the cancelation of several of his shows earlier this week due to an unspecified medical issue.  TMZ reports that DMX checked into a Southern California treatment facility on Thursday. The rapper has previously been in rehab…

  7. DMX Cancels Several Shows Due to Medical Issue: Report

    April 26, 2017 1:19 PM EDT DMX has reportedly canceled several show dates due to a "medical emergency."  According to  TMZ ,  DMX canceled his Tuesday night stint in Santa Ana, Calif. and will postpone his Wednesday and Thursday gigs on the West Coast due to an unspecified medical issue.   Billboard  was in…

  8. DMX & The LOX to Headline 13th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

    April 25, 2017 3:29 PM EDT This July, DMX and The LOX will take center stage at the 13th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.  Presented by Brooklyn Bodega, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival will be packed with events during its six-day run. From July 10-16, hip-hop aficionados will soak in knowledge through panel discussions…

  9. Eve Impresses, DMX Struggles Through His Set at Ruff Ryders Reunion Concert

    April 22, 2017 2:16 PM EDT Hysteria pervaded Brooklyn's Barclays Center Friday night (April 21) because one of hip-hop's most prolific labels, The Ruff Ryders, reunited for their colossal concert . As a sea of fans thronged the venue, Ruff Ryders jerseys were ubiquitously found in every direction. Bandanas, T…

  10. DMX, The LOX & Eve Announce Ruff Ryders Reunion Concert in Brooklyn

    March 01, 2017 4:41 PM EST This April, DMX and the Ruff Ryders will reunite at Brooklyn's Barclays Center for a colossal concert. On Tuesday, the crew announced the news of their reunion concert on their  social-media accounts . Alongside DMX, The LOX , Swizz Beatz , Eve  and Drag-On will grace the stage for the…

  11. Meek Mill Proves He's Still a Boss at Star-Studded Philadelphia Concert

    February 11, 2017 6:00 PM EST On Friday (Feb. 10), Meek Mill took over his native Philadelphia for his star-studded Meek Mill & Friends Concert featuring DMX , Rick Ross , T.I ., Y.G . & more.  With the Wells Fargo Center serving as Meek's playing field, the Maybach Music Group hitmaker delivered electrifying…

  12. DMX Releases Gritty Track 'Bane Iz Back': Listen

    January 12, 2017 10:59 AM EST DMX is seeking retribution in 2017 with his partner-in-crime Swizz Beatz . After a steady 2016, which featured a slot on Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Reunion Tour and a few solo offerings including "Blood Red" and "Moe Wings," X liberates his first hard-hitting banger of the…

  13. Watch DMX Show Support for Kanye West in First Instagram Post

    November 26, 2016 12:43 PM EST DMX is sending his well wishes to Kanye West in his time of need. On Wednesday, the gravel-voiced rapper posted a brief video on Instagram to show his emotional support for West, who was recently put under observation at a Los Angeles-area hospital.   “I want to give a special shout out to…

  14. DMX to Join The Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour

    September 17, 2016 2:59 PM EDT Rapper DMX will be joining the ongoing Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, according to Sean " Diddy " Combs (aka Puff Daddy ), who shared the news on Twitter Friday night (Sept. 16). Chance the Rapper, DMX, Jeremih Join Puff Daddy & Lil' Kim on First Night of Bad Boy Family…

  15. 50 Cent Arrested For Onstage Profanity During Concert in Caribbean

    June 26, 2016 1:40 PM EDT Cent was reportedly arrested during his Saturday night (June 25) concert on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts for using profanity on stage, a violation of the nation’s law. DMX Arrested For Using Profanity The rapper was booked for saying the word “motherf---er” in front of 40,000 people…

  16. Hillary Hearts Beyonce, Bernie's Not Really Down With DMX & The Weeknd Does Not Feel Donald: The Week in Candidate Pop

    May 28, 2016 7:45 PM EDT Forget the pundits. How are Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders faring among poptimists? We all know their count in the electoral college… but what about the Berklee College? Are they winning over the key demo of people who make demos? Welcome to The Week in Candidate Pop, during…

  17. Bernie Sanders Did Not Play DMX's 'Where the Hood At'; Video Creator Speaks on 'Social Experiment'

    May 28, 2016 5:51 PM EDT Bernie Sanders' camp denied that the Democratic presidential candidate played DMX 's "Where the Hood At" as his entrance music at a recent California rally -- and the creator of the video in question has confirmed to Billboard that he edited the song into the clip, calling…

  18. DMX Responds to Bernie Sanders 'Where the Hood At' Video, Which Was Edited -- UPDATE

    May 27, 2016 3:51 PM EDT UPDATE:  Symone D. Sanders, national press secretary for Bernie Sanders' camp, confirms to  Billboard  that a video of the presidential candidate's entrance at the rally in Lancaster, Calif., on Wednesday (May 25) at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds was edited -- and that DMX&…

  19. Swizz Beatz Offers Update on DMX's Health After Hospitalization

    February 09, 2016 5:42 PM EST After reports surfaced that DMX was sent to the hospital following an asthma attack, the Mount Vernon MC -- real name Earl Simmons -- soon made headlines for allegedly being found "not breathing with no pulse" at the Ramada Inn on Monday night. Sources initially told TMZ  that he…

  20. Former Rapper Who Joined ISIS Killed in Syria

    October 31, 2015 1:43 AM EDT Deso Dogg, who went by the name Abu Talha al-Almani, had toured with DMX. An ISIS loyalist and former rapper was killed in Syria on Oct. 16 by a U.S. airstrike, according to reports.  German-born Denis Cuspert, who once went by Deso Dogg and later changed his name to Abu Talha al-Almani, left…

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