DMX FACTOR!

And it coincides with the soon-to-be-retired rapper and actor's new movie opening...

DMXmay be retiring and heading down his local church, but fans will soon be able to read about the thug life in his autobiography.

The release of ‘E.A.R.L., Ever. Always, Real Life’ on March 28 will coincide with the opening of the rapper’s new movie ‘Cradle To The Grave’.

DMX tells the story of his life on the streets, ‘”robbing and stealing” and how he turned to rapping and found “redemption through rhymes”.

Former Source magazine music editor, Smokey D Fontaine chronicles the star’s life, from his “humble beginnings to mass superstardom to the adrenaline-fuelled gangster life he can’t leave behind”.

The man responsible for albums ‘It’s Dark And Hell Is Hot’ and ‘Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood’ is set to release his new single ‘X Gone! Give It To Ya’ on April 21 and new album ‘It’s Not a Game’ sometime in May.

As previously reported on NME.COM, DMX will retire from hip-hop following the release the album – so he can spend more time with his Bible.