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We've all seen DMX battle his inner demons over the past few years. Trouble with the law and drugs have kept him in jail more than the recording booth during that time. He sat down with Mesa, Arizona's ABC15, recently for one of his more candid interviews to talk about everything from his mental health to new music.
Since being released from an Arizona prison two weeks ago X has started on a new album. He already has ten songs recorded, and is looking to regain a position at the top of the rap game.
"There will never be another me, never," Dark Man told ABC15. "To this date I have records that have yet to be broken."
The 40-year old, born Earl Simmons, says his new addiction is music. That, along with prayer he hopes will keep him away from drugs.
"I start the day off with a prayer, and ask the Lord to guide my steps," X said when asked how he is staying clean and sober. "Every album there's a gospel song and a prayer."
When X was sentencing last year for parole violation Judge Christine Mulleneaux, told him she thought he had “an undiagnosed mental condition.” For the first time he spoke about being bi-polar -- saying he sometimes can't separate DMX from Earl Simmons.
"I used to really clear on who was what -- and what characteristics each personality had, but I don't know at this point if there is a difference."
Sounds like X is still trying to find himself. We wish him the best and hope he can stay clean.