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DMX EXTRADITED FROM MIAMI TO ARIZ December 22, 2008

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Rapper DMX is back in an Arizona jail today after he was extradited from Miami to Phoenix Friday to face a number of charges.

 

      A bench warrant was issued for his arrest earlier this month after he missed a scheduled appearance in Maricopa County court to answer charges of animal cruelty, drug possession, and ID theft.

 

       The artist, born Earl Simmons, was apprehended on Dec. 9 at the home South Florida home of producer Scott Storch. His arrest came after the FBI was tipped off on his whereabouts from a Georgia woman.      

       Due to his flight risk and previous no-shows, a judge has now ordered DMX’s bond raised to $120,000 in cash, reports Allhiphop.com.       

       According to the deputy that escorted DMX back to Phoenix, the rapper took time to explain how much disdain he has for Sheriff Arpaio’s tactics against him.

 

DMX CAUGHT AT SCOTT STORCH’S HOUSE December 11, 2008

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DMX was back in a Miami jail Tuesday afternoon after federal authorities arrested him on a bench warrant at the Palm Island home of producer Scott Storch.

 

       The rapper, born Earl Simmons, was picked up for missing a Dec. 5 court date in Phoenix.  A woman in Georgia tipped off the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office to his whereabouts after hearing there was a $5,000 reward for any info leading to his capture, reported TMZ.com.     

      X was being held at the Miami-Dade County jail and is due to return to Phoenix, where bond is set at $120,000. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of drug possession, identity theft and animal cruelty in Arizona.

 

       Attorney Charles Kozelka says the 37-year-old entertainer was unable to attend the Phoenix court date because he’s been in and out of rehab in Florida for several weeks.

 

YET ANOTHER WARRANT ISSUED FOR DMX December 8, 2008

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The cycle of court no-shows continues for rapper DMX. Another bench warrant has been issued for the artist after he failed to show up for a hearing Friday morning, reports the Associated Press.

 

       DMX’s attorney, Charles Kolzelka, said his client wasn’t present because he is currently at an undisclosed rehab facility. Judge Michael Kemp has now raised DMX’s bond to $120,000 cash.      

       The 37-year-old, born Earl Simmons, is charged with drug possession, identity theft and animal cruelty stemming from three felony arrests. DMX was extradited to Phoenix from Miami in September after pleading guilty to drug charges there.

 

       Friday’s skipped date marks the second time he has blown off an appearance in Maricopa County Superior Court.

 

Swizz Beatz Chosen To Score BET Hip Hop Awards October 24, 2008

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Producer also performed with T.I.

BET wanted this year’s star-studded Hip Hop Awards ceremony to carry on a backdrop of head-banging music, and they chose one person who could get the job done: Swizz Beatz.

The multi-platinum solo artist and beatmaker not only scored tonight’s show, but also performed with T.I. on “Swing Your Rag,” a Beatz-produced track.

“When BET asked me to score the show I was honored because the Hip Hop Awards this year was the best ever so I jumped to the opportunity,” Swizz said. “I wanted to be sure that the music I added would make people react and vibe with the show.”

The BET Hip Hop Awards ceremony airs tonight at 8 p.m. eastern time.

 

DMX SHOWS UP TO COURT IN PHOENIX October 1, 2008

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DMX made it to a courtroom in Phoenix on Monday after a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

      The rapper, born Earl Simmons, was initially due in court last week to face four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of marijuana possession. But he failed to appear because, according to his lawyer, he was being treated at a Florida hospital for symptoms associated with a stroke.

 

       The artist’s attorney, Charles Kozelka, said he was not at liberty to discuss DMX’s medical condition. According to Phoenix’s CBS affiliate KPHO news, Kozelka asked that the possession case be part of a scheduled Oct. 7 status conference, which also involves a case of animal cruelty charges and theft charges.

 

       The judge reminded the rap artist to appear at all of his upcoming court hearings.

 

DMX BROUGHT TO EMERGENCY ROOM September 24, 2008

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TMZ.com reported that rapper DMX was admitted to a hospital in Florida Tuesday for “fear of a stroke.”      

       The hip-hop star, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was reportedly taken to the emergency room at a hospital in Aventura, Florida.       

       He was due to remain in doctors’ care through his scheduled court appearance on Tuesday in Arizona – where he was set to face theft charges.      

       According to TMZ, his attorney has drafted a letter to the judge on the case, detailing the rapper’s condition.      

       The rapper also faces several animal cruelty and drug possession counts in the state.

 

DMX EXTRADITED FROM MIAMI TO PHOENIX September 15, 2008

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DMX went from one jail to another last week in his never-ending round robin of legal troubles.       

       The rapper was extradited from Miami to Phoenix on Wednesday where he’s facing 11 counts of animal cruelty and drug possession in connection with two raids on his Phoenix-area home, Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said Thursday.        

       The rapper pleaded guilty two weeks ago in Miami to attempted marijuana and cocaine possession stemming from his June 27 arrest during a police drug sting. He was sentenced to time served and fined $483.      

       Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials had 15 business days to reclaim him, or else DMX would have been allowed to leave Florida on his own recognizance, according to the rapper’s attorney.

 

       He was brought in Wednesday by Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials on an outstanding warrant for missing a court date and is currently being held on a $25,000 cash bond.