DMX received a birthday present in the form of a settled lawsuit. The rapper recently settled a $1 million child support case with BM, Patricia Trejo, reports TMZ. X allegedly owed more than 10 years of back child support for he and Trejo's young daughter. The case was recently settled for an undisclosed amount.

X has previously stated that his inability to generate sufficant income stems from the fact the he can't obtain a passport to perform overseas due to the court case. Now that the case is settled X can, and reportedly already is, performing across the pond. Earl is working on his eight studio album with the help of Swizz Beatz.