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No Jail for DMX: Rapper Sentenced to Supervised Probation


Earl Simmons, better known as rapper DMX, will not have to do more jail time in Phoenix.

The hip-hop star, 38, was sentenced to supervised probation by the Maricopa County Superior Court today, for a charge stemming from his previous incarceration.

In May, Simmons completed a 90-day sentence at the Maricopa County jail for theft, drug possession, and animal cruelty. While incarcerated, DMX was charged with attempted aggravated assault after allegedly throwing a food tray at a guard. He pleaded guilty to that charge, and the judge ruled today that DMX can serve his probation in Florida and undergo drug counseling. He also plans to begin work on a new CD.


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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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