DMX has signed a new deal with Def Jam Records, bringing him back to the label that distributed his early albums and classic singles.
Swizz Beatz also shared the news of DMX’s alleged re-signing during an interview with The Breakfast Club.
“It’s going to be a good year for him, god willing,” Swizzy said. “I just want it to happen so he can go to where he been supposed to have went.”
Swizz recognized that X has been out of the public’s eye because “he wasn’t in his right form,” but says fans are still loyal.
“He missed a lot of time, but you know what, those people still show up to them shows,” Swizz added. “He does something different with them.”
DMX released his 1998 debut album “It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot” on Def Jam and became one of the label’s top-selling artists throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s. X released five additional albums on the label, including “Flesh of My Flesh,” “Blood of My Blood,” and “… And Then There Was X.” His final album on Def Jam was “Grand Champ,” which dropped in 2003.