By Zachary Swickey
We previously reported that rapper DMX has had his prison sentence extended by 30 days due to multiple infractions behind bars, and sadly this comes as no surprise considering his many brushes with the law.
DMX first stormed the rap music scene with his loud bark and “don’t f**k with me” attitude in the late 1990s. In a feat that had only been done by Tupac, DMX released two number one albums in the same year, with his debut in May of ’98 and follow-up that December (which stayed at No. 1 for 3 weeks). X soon joined the trend of moonlighting as an actor and appeared in a few notable films as well. After five number one albums in a row, his streak was broken when 2006’s Year of the Dog… Again failed to achieve the same success (although, it did hit number two).
DMX wasn’t and still isn’t your average rapper. He has a track that features Marilyn Manson, yet has a prayer recorded on every album. In his autobiography and lyrics, he discusses his love of dogs at length yet has been convicted on animal cruelty charges multiple times. It also probably shouldn’t comes as a surprise that X’s dwindling sales somewhat correlate to his transgressions. MTV even got a look at his enthusiasm for speeding firsthand during the recording of his MTV Diary special.
At first it seemed like X had some “wrong place, wrong time” like when he was falsely accused of a stabbing in Denver. Then the trouble really started. Check out the utterly insane list of his past offenses we’ve compiled.
>>> June 28, 1999 – New Jersey police raid DMX’s home and charge the rapper with a slew of infractions, including animal cruelty, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police discovered 13 pit bulls, and six used alleged crack pipes. All of the charges were dropped when X agreed to make a public service announcements for the Humane Society.
>>> December 24, 2002 – Christmas got off to a bad start when X was charged with unsafe lane changing, failure to signal and possession of a forged instrument (i.e. fake ID).
It’s Gucci time — well not quite yet. With the hip-hop world anticipating the release of Georgia rapper Gucci Mane from prison there have been numerous rumors and false reports.
Over the weekend various Internet media outlets were reporting that the “So Icey” rapper was released from Fulton County Jail, where he’s spent the last three months serving for a probation violation, but RapFix learned that was not the case.
Gucci was expected to be released yesterday, according to his lawyer Ashutosh Joshi, but it seems that “procedural holdups” prevented that from happening. MTV News also learned that there is currently a hold on Gucci’s release and a possibility that once he is freed from Fulton County Jail that he would be sent up to a state prison. The rapper’s lawyer however says that once this issue is resolved Gucc will be free man.
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According to Fox News in Atlanta, flashy MC Gucci Mane was ordered to serve a year in prison for probation violation.
In 2005, he was sentenced to serve more than 600 hours of community service, stemming from an assault conviction. Gucc, however — according to officials — has only logged 25 hours to date. The rapper, who was born Radric Davis, did ask the judge for "one more chance," but had no luck. He was taken into custody.
Professionally, Gucci was prepping a new solo LP, and there was talk of him and Shawty Lo working on a joint album. On Monday, Gucci and DJ Drama drop a new Gangsta Grillz mixtape.
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