DMX was released from prison Friday (Jan. 25), and the Yonkers native wasted no time in getting back to work. The 48-year-old performed for the first time in his home state since his release Saturday night (Jan. 26) at the Mr. Ciao nightclub in Staten Island. X ran through a few of the classics in his decorated discography for the consice set.
“DMX you saved the day. Thank you to all that came to party,” the club’s Instagram page wrote in a post. Footage from the impromptu performance included hits like “Party Up,” “Where The Hood At?” and “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem.”
Swizz Beatz also let fans in on his phone call conversation with DMX Sunday evening (Jan. 27), saying his former Ruff Ryders compatriot is feeling inspired to release some new music. “I just got off the phone with my brother DMX! He told me this time he didn’t work out his body in jail he said he worked out his mind! He also said he’s about to make music for the people that need his truth and pain,” Swizz wrote.
Meanwhile, Rolling Loud also announced on Monday (Jan. 28) that DMX is slated to perform on the final day (May 12) of their Miami festival this year.
Check out some clips from DMX’s performance below.
#PressPlay: #DMX was released from prison on Friday and he isn’t wasting time when it comes to getting back on the stage. Last night he performed at Mr. Ciao NYC in Staten Island, NY. According to the restaurant #JaRule was scheduled to perform, but he couldn’t make it, so DMX was able to hit the stage. (–: @mrciao_siny)