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DMX: I Am Not Signing With Rick Ross

DMX was released from Yuma Prison in Yuma, Arizona at about 5:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday (July 19) and the dog made it clear to XXL that he’s an unsigned “free agent” who can’t wait to release his next album…It just won’t be on Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group.

“Nah, probably not,” the Yonkers native told XXL exclusively live on location in Arizona, in between being disappointed by a Dillard’s department store’s clothing collection that morning and hitting the studio late that night.

DMX wouldn’t delve into why he was dismissing the alleged offer of signing to the Boss’s MMG imprint, but promised that his next album – no release date as of press time – will return realness and rawness to hip-hop.

“It’s missing that,” DMX said in his traditional gruff tone. “I don’t know what it’s about anymore. I don’t know what [rappers are] doing.”

For more comprehensive coverage on DMX, stay tuned to all day long. –Mark Lelinwalla

[Don’t forget to watch DMX as he performs a prayer exclusively for XXL that he wrote in jail, set to be included on his forthcoming album here]

[Peep XXL‘s photo gallery and timeline of DMX’s first 24 hours out of prison]

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