DMX, born Earl Simmons, is a free man and a free agent. He was released from Yuma Prison in Arizona earlier this week and speculations about him joining Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group have been swirling around.

The Yonkers native, told XXL on location in Arizona, “Nah, probably not.” X didn’t have a reason why he is not accepting the offer to roll with The Bawse but he is promising to bring fans a new album.

He also announced that this release “will return realness and rawness to hip-hop.” “It’s missing that,” DMX said in his traditional gruff tone. “I don’t know what it’s about anymore. I don’t know what [rappers are] doing.”