ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapper DMX will soon embark on
his first USO tour to perform for troops stationed in the Persian Gulf
region. The raspy-voiced rap superstar also will meet and greet service
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Currently starring in his own reality show, "Soul of a Man," DMX
recently released "Year of the Dog ... Again," his first full-length album
in three years and the sixth solo release for the Yonkers, N.Y., native.
The album made its debut at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200.
With more than 20 million copies sold in his career, DMX's commercial
success as an entertainer is unquestioned. The first artist to have his
first five albums debut consecutively at No. 1, he also has experienced
success as an actor, starring opposite Steven Segal in "Exit Wounds" and
with Jet Li in "Cradle to the Grave." His latest effort, "Last Hour," will
feature Michael Madsen and Paul Sorvino.
This tour continues the USO's tradition of bringing entertainment to
troops stationed far from home. Celebrities who have recently made trips
for the USO include Gary Sinise, Master P, Lil' Romeo, Shinedown, La Mafia,
Toby Keith and Pryde.
USO tours are sponsored by AT&T, Inc., the official telecommunications
sponsor of USO entertainment tours.
About the USO: For more than 65 years, the USO (United Service
Organizations) has been providing morale, welfare and recreational services
to U.S. military personnel and their families. The USO is a nonprofit,
charitable organization, relying on the generosity of the American people
to support its programs and services. The USO is supported by Worldwide
Strategic Partners AT&T Inc., BAE Systems North America, Clear Channel
Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Military Channel, S & K Sales Co.
and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Other corporate donors, including the
United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-0600), have joined thousands
of individual donors to support the USO. For more information on the USO,
please visit our Web site at http://www.uso.org.
Reggie Borges, (703) 908-6471