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 XXLMag.com all day long. –Mark Lelinwalla