DMX Speaks On Religious Aspirations During Prison Interview

While awaiting sentencing for several charges in Arizona, DMX granted his first interview behind bars since being arrested.

X opened up with Phoenix station KSAZ about many subjects including his problems with controlled substances, his religious aspirations and plans for an upcoming gospel album and TV show.

The troubled rapper, whose exploits in AZ, were chronicled in the BET reality series “DMX: Soul of a Man,” is ready to return to the small screen. “I’m gonna start a TV show while I’m in here, [called] ‘Pain and Perseverance,’” he told the news network. “It’s about how I can reach people the average person can’t reach because I’m grounded, and I’m gonna give my first sermon in the church.” [Watch Below]

X, who said he has completed recording a gospel album, believes he has found his purpose in this world. “My true calling to life, [is] to be a pastor so I’m in my bible everyday.”

While not getting into any specific details the Yonkers MC said he has been faced with many demons since moving to the West Coast. “It’s through all these hardships that I realized that you know what this is god’s country because I met the devil here,” he explained. “If I hadn’t met the devil here I wouldn’t realize I was strong enough to overcome the obstacles that devil placed in my path.”

As XXLmag.com previously reported, X is currently being held on drug, theft and animal cruelty charges after pleading guilty last month. It is believed that on his next scheduled hearing on January 30, he will be sentenced to 90 days.

Throughout 2008, the rapper’s legal troubles made headlines, including several driving and drug related arrests, which in turn lead to countless missed court appearances. – Elan Mancini

  • macdatruest

    Yea you can get religious in jail, but them demons is out on the street. Anybody read DMX book E.A.R.L.? that shit was good as fuck-DMX used to stick up niggas using his pitbull Boomer. That nigga X is a real ass nigga from New York, if he ever get right I’mma fuck wit dude-he one of the few people that put it all out there for his fans, the good and the bad. The triumphs and the shame. I respect that in a nigga period, rapper or not…

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    • NAWLEDGE

      Cosign Mac. Whether he does secular or Gospel music, I know it’ll be something good to listen to. Everybody remember his “Prayer” tracks? Now think if he was doing straight Gospel. It just may be good album. Hold ya head up X.

      And to that bitch Faglle Boy, like everyone else said, you wack. Go back to the lab and concoct something better than that bullshit you givin us. Your whole Faggot Wave movement is an epic fail.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Don’t listen to this fuckin crackhead………Yeah, mad niggas get locked up and start thinking about God. X get the fuck outta here!! Soon as he gets out he’ll be smokin again. For real…….I got peeps that are crackheads. That shit don’t stop nor does it give a fuck who u are. All that preachin on albums nigga………Shit.

    • http://www.Myspace.com/GulleeBoy Gullee Boy

      @ Jhon Da Anus

      you a bitch homie, you might as well be a judge or a cop pussy

    • EReal

      What you doin chillin wit crackheads?

  • mizeryluvkompany

    hold ya head x……i got u in my prayers, ur a good dude, i live in az and joe apiro is a bitch, nobody likes tht dude, hes got a hard on 4 everybody and everythng. stay up big homie!…..

  • http://www.billedabergrecordings.com Beanz Ben Fresh

    X hold ya head

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  • fireforreal

    I feel X,I hope he can deal with his problems and just grow as aperson and artist because he’s one of a kind.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Man X is a good dude, he just needs to get his drug habit under control . Like Bizzy Bone he also has mental issues. Most of the time people who have mental issues and use drugs are self medicating. I dont promote prozac and that other shit, because those drugs are just as bad as crack etc, they change your brain chemestry drasticly. I hope the brother can get off of drugs and start to focus on what he wants to do in life , if he feels his calling is to preach the good news. More power to him, I hope he gets his life in order. He’s in his late 30′s early 40′s. After all of the drinking, drugs, women, fame etc he’s still standing so he’s here for a reason

  • http://www.wtnrradio.com A-Beatz of WTNRRADIO.COM

    Yeah man. X really needs to get those demons in order cause there is no doubt the success this man can have in anything he wants if he puts his mind to it. I mean, he was on his way to becoming a HUGE movie star…and then I dont know what happened… i guess the drugs. Well, you got one more person over here pulling for ya. Hol’ya head X! Arrrrrrrrr(growl)

  • uzza

    Man i just hope he gets out and do better get back wit irv gotti nigga and make hits nigga.

  • ChRi$

    hold ya head X…u’z a good dude…straighten up N get ya life bakk on track N do good wit yaself…ur in my prayers….

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  • DV8

    on the real…..im praying for the brother, hope he turns his life around.

  • macdatruest

    Don’t worry nigga, when you get out you can fuck that bitch Superhead again too my nigga. First day out.

  • j.mitch

    hold ya head X I cant wait for you to get out and get focused and do the right thing whatever it is

  • Jhon da Analyst

    I hope for X’s sake he works it out, but if he fucks up after doing 90 days if that long…….I’m gonna rub dat shit in

  • stoneyisland

    This is america the land of second, third, fourth, fifth or in X’s case change numero 20. Enuff is enuff, I am sick of this cat and all the losers locked up who catch the holy ghost once they get locked up. Fuck X.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com tony grand$

    Those life-changing moments r the shit that soldiers r made of. Its hella easy to give up on urself, accept a major ‘L’, & wait around for the next catastrapic mishap. Or, a nigga can own his situation, learn from it, & build the foundation to reach the next level.

    I’m glad X is deciding to be the controller of his destiny. That takes strength, & all the bullshit he’s been thru had to have given him wisdom. Idk bout his calling being a preacher (preachers r suspect to me, period), but if its Gods will, Earl will know it.

    Fuck a rap career, its just good to hear from the horses mouth that he wants to change his life. I hope its sincere.

  • E

    Keep your head up X. “Like Jigga said, niggas test you when your gun goes warm”

  • John Cauner

    DMX deep down seems like a good dude, he’s just making very bad decisions because of addiction. He needs help. He has to change, or he’s gonna end up dead or in jail for a long time.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    I got relatives that are crackheads u idiots. “Don’t lie…….some of y’all got some family that’s fucked up too!!!” RIP Bernie Mac

    @ Gullee @ EReal

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