DMX Released from Prison in Arizona

Rapper is set to resume work on a new album

July 19, 2011 3:00 PM ET
DMX released
Courtesy of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department

DMX has been released from a prison in Arizona after serving seven months for violating his probation. The rapper was incarcerated for the sixth time in the state of Arizona for drinking alcohol during a concert in Scottsdale last year.

DMX's release was delayed by one week due to failing to submit to a drug test. He was cited for rules infractions five other times during this stint behind bars.

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Nakai Walker, DMX's manager, told Reuters that upon his release, the rapper vowed to never return to prison. Now that he's free, DMX will resume work on a new album at a recording studio in Arizona.

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