DMX Ditches Def Jam for Columbia

 DMX's career came full circle today, when Columbia Records/Sony Urban Music announced that DMX had returned to the company that gave him his first record contract in 1992.
With his Ruff Ryders crew (motorcycles, pit bulls, and all) by his side DMX announced at a press conference today, that he was happy to be back at "a record label that feels more like a home."

"I feel like Sony appreciates good music and talented artists," he said.

President of Sony Urban Music, Lisa Ellis, announced that she was extremely excited to have the multi-platinum selling artist back at the company that launched his career.

In 1992, DMX released his first 12" single, "Born Loser." But it wasn't until his guest appearance on LL Cool J's 1997 hit "4,3,2,1" that DMX captured the nations attention. Since then, DMX has released five albums, and become one of Hip-Hop's top selling artists of all time.

According to DMX, his goal for this next chapter in his career is simply to, "let life be my song." "I don't make music to make songs, I make music to record my life," he added

Accompanying DMX at the press conference were Ruff Ryders CEO, Joaquin Waah Dean, and hit producer Swizz Beatz, who will be collaborating with DMX on his upcoming Columbia Records/Sony Urban Music album.

The album, titled Here We Go Again, is scheduled to be released some time in the spring.
 
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