DMX Falls Apart

There was a moment in the late 90’s when DMX was hands-down, the scariest rapper alive. He literally growled on wax, had tons of pitbulls and never cracked a smile. He also was a certified star with platinum albums, multiple hits and a burgeoning movie career. But just under the surface was a man with real problems — drugs, depression, anger — it was all in the music but few guessed how real it was. Starting in 2000, DMX was arrested and jailed multiple times for drug possesion, weapon possession, DUIs, theft, animal cruelty and more that severly impacted his music career. Though still releasing albums as late as 2008, he has become better known for leaving and returning to prison.