Rapper DMX Betting on Rap to Help Beat His Case at His Sentencing

Written by on March 28, 2018

New York Times

NEW YORK — DMX is counting on a little rap to help him beat the rap at his tax evasion sentencing.

Attorney Murray Richman said in a court document made public on Monday that he wants to play a few DMX compositions at Thursday’s sentencing in Manhattan for the rapper also known as Earl Simmons.

The lawyer said the music will help U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff “understand him genuinely in his voice” since DMX may be too emotional to speak.

DMX, 47, has been incarcerated since his bail was revoked in January by Rakoff, who scolded him for failing to obey bail conditions.

DMX, whose hits include “X Gon’ Give it to Ya,” has appreciated his time at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan and is “sober now and invigorated,” Richman wrote.

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