A Grammy winner from the Hudson Valley is heading to jail for not paying nearly $2 million in taxes.

On Wednesday, Earl Simmons, 47, from Yonkers was sentenced to one year in prison for tax fraud.

In Nov. 2017, Simmions, who's better known by his rap name, DMX, pleaded guilty to tax evasion. He admitted he avoided paying $1.7 million in taxes.

Prior to the sentencing, the judge allowed DMX's song "Slippin" to be played for the court. His attorney, Murray Richman, requested he play DMX’s music at the sentencing because the rapper would likely be too emotional to speak.

Lyrics in “Slippin” include, “I'm slippin', I'm fallin', I can't get up."

In addition to his prison sentence, DMX was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $2,292,200 in restitution to the IRS.

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