DMX Sets Spring Release for ‘Undisputed’ Album

2012 will be the Year of the Dog. DMX is set to return to music with a new album, due this spring.

The Yonkers MC, born Earl Simmons, will release his seventh studio album Undisputed on March 27 via United Music & Media Group. A first single will be released in the coming weeks.

According to a press release, the album will feature appearances from Busta Rhymes, Tyrese, and Jennifer Hudson, with production from Swizz Beatz and Deezle (“Lollipop”).

“Expect the unexpected. Expect the new improved,” his Ruff Ryders affiliate Swizz previously said of the project, X’s first since 2006’s Year of the Dog… Again. “Expect hip-hop. Expect real music. Expect the Dog to be back.”

The embattled rapper was released from an Arizona prison in July after serving six months behind bars for a probation violation.