DMX Counting on Rap to Beat Tax Evasion Sentencing

DMX is hoping his songs will tell the story of who is truly is and touch the heart of the judge so that his sentencing will be easy.

According to Billboard, the rapper’s lawyer Murray Richman said in a court document shared on Monday that he wants to play a few DMX songs at his Thursday’s sentencing in Manhattan, adding that the music will help U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff “understand [DMX] genuinely in his voice” since the rapper may be too emotional to speak.

“It was a salvation of sort to shut out the noise,” said his lawyer who has sent the lyrics of DMX’s songs, “Slippin’” and “The Convo,” to the judge, among other compositions.

“It is raw Earl,” the lawyer continued. “We are not here or desirous of molding him into what some may want to see; Earl is uniquely him and that is both his beauty of mind and his genius.”

Recall that DMX was sent to jail since his bail was revoked in January for failing to obey bail conditions. He had pleaded guilty to a tax evasion charge in November after he was arrested for failing to pay taxes on millions of dollars in income amassed from 2002 through 2005.

Billboard reported that prosecutors called his crime ‘brazen’ and are pursuing a five-year prison sentence. Now, his lawyer is working hard to get the court to see differently.

Will this work out? We wait.

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