This week's issue of The Pitch features the plight of rapper DMX and his struggle to stay out of trouble and get back on the charts again. Here's a snippet from the story, by Niki D'Andrea:
[His manager, Nakia] Walker's cell phone rings. It's somebody asking what DMX wants in his dressing room, other than the items already assembled: fried chicken, Now and Laters, Skittles, a bottle of Hennessy.
"Hey, Earl, what do you want in your dressing room?" Walker yells.
"Butt-naked women and jelly beans!" he says with a big grin.
It isn't all fun and games, though: "For the first time since 2006, there's some great new DMX music ready for release. But right now, with the rapper back where he has spent much of the past several years -- in jail -- no one can buy it."