If you were able to catch the BET Awards earlier this week you saw DMX shut it down with a medley of his old hits. It was clear in that moment that hip hop needs DMX, and vice versa.
The demons that have followed the talented rapper over the last rocky few years might finally be gone.
"Everyone was taking advantage of me with my finances, trying to put me in the direction to fail," X told TMZ. "I have 10 kids. I have to drive them in the right direction, so I let the cocaine go. I am on a spiritual road to do right in my life. I am leaving out all negativity and going to stay on the right road to positive."
The 40-year old rapper's pastor agreed that he is living a clean and sober life now.
"When [DMX] first came to my church he looked broken, sad, and full of struggle. Now you see a dramatic change. You see that the drugs and alcohol aren’t in his life."
X is currently working on his seventh solo album with help from long time friend and collaborator Swizz Beatz.