DMX Signs With Sony Music Group
MTV.com reports that the rapper cut all ties with his previous label Def Jam after hinting earlier this year that Jay-Z’s presence as the label’s president put a strain on their relationship.
X has recorded five No. 1 albums for Def Jam, including his quadruple platinum debut, 'It's Dark and Hell is Hot,' in 1998. Later that same year, he dropped his sophomore disc 'Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood,' which also went quadruple platinum. 'And Then There Was X,' his best selling album to date, followed in 1999 with 5 million copies sold. The rapper's last two sets, 2001's 'The Great Depression' and 2003's 'The Grand Champ,' both went platinum.
DMX’s new album 'Here We Go Again' was listed on Def Jam’s release schedule, but it has yet to see any daylight.