DMX ‘CHAMP’-ING FOR A CHANGE

Surprised he could remember its name anyway given all the various projects he has on the go...

DMX has changed the title of his new album from ‘IT’S NOT A GAME’ to ‘GRAND CHAMP’.

Scheduled for a September release, the album is currently being tweaked in a Phoenix studio by the rapper. ‘Grand Champ’ is due to feature collaborations with Cam’ron, 50 Cent and Syleena Johnson.

DMX claimed earlier in the year that he was to give up music so he could spend more time with his Bible, saying, “I’m going into the church… I wanna take some time off – you know, read my Bible and just get more into the world.”>

However, the star will be kept busy with his various side-projects, including the finalisation of a clothing line deal. DMX is also set to appear in the film ‘Werewolf’ – a supernatural thriller due to begin shooting in February 2004 – and ‘Never Die Alone’, scheduled for release in December.