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Rapper DMX’s attorney played the rapper’s song “Slippin'” during his sentencing on Wednesday to help the musician express his struggles, but it was not enough to convince a judge to let the rapper off the hook. Instead DMX got 1 year in prison for tax fraud.

1. According to court records, how long did DMX engage in tax fraud?
2. What did the judge say about DMX?
3. How much did the rapper apparently underpay and how many children does he have and need to support?

Newmeister, L. (2018). DMX sentenced to a year in prison for tax fraud, plays song in court. CBS News, March 29 (Retrievable online at