Rapper DMX is officially off drugs. The popular 1990s rapper has battled drug addiction for nearly two decades. And he appears to have finally gotten himself clean.
And in sobriety DMX - real name Earl Simmons - has put on a few pounds. All the new :sober weight" appears to have gone to his belly.
Hey, it's better to be thick in the middle than to be on drugs, right?
DMX was in California this past weekend attending Kanye West's weekly "Sunday Service" according to TMZ.
X delivered a "morning prayer" Sunday ahead of what has become an outdoor concert of sorts Ye has held every weekend for the past couple months. Check it out ... you can tell the rapper has had some practice delivering the good word. He sounds like a seasoned preacher.
He touches on a few things here -- accepting Jesus, blessings, opening doors that were once closed, being highly favored by God, shooting down the devil, etc. It clearly resonated with the crowd, 'cause they were cheering him on as he kept going.
X is definitely the right guy to deliver a sermon like this too. Aside from being openly religious, he's been through A LOT of ups and downs in his life, especially lately with his tax evasion case.
DMX is a legendary rapper and actor. He began rapping in the early 1990s, and released his debut album, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998 to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copies within its first week of release. He released his best-selling album,... And Then There Was X, in 1999, which included the hit single "Party Up (Up in Here)". Since debuting in 1998, DMX has released seven studio albums.
He has been featured in films such as Belly, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave and Last Hour. In 2006, he starred in the reality television series DMX: Soul of a Man, which was primarily aired on the BET cable television network