DMX’s wife Tahera Simmons is preparing the release of her book about life with the megastar and has found her co-author.
Tashera enlisted Aliya S. King, an author that has written books for “American Gangster” Frank Lucas and Faith Evans. King also recently released a book called “Platinum” which chronicles the lives of rappers and their wives.
One character in the book resembles Tashera. “I’m all up in there (the book),” Tashera joked with King at an book release party on Monday.
“When I first met Aliya, I was in a state where I was trapped and she was the first person that kind of opened me up. She started asking me questions about what it was like to be in the light of a super star, rap star.”
King wrote a story for VIBE magazine that chronicled the lives of Hip-Hop artists’ wives and it provided the ground work for the book.
Tashera Simmons said that King later came to her with the book and told her it was a fictitious tale that mirrored the real life accounts of these women and their men.
That is when the pair decided to join forces.
“I told her I am working on my book, “Strength of a Woman” and she told me to read (“Platinum”) and tell me what you think. It touched me. She’s writing my book now."
"Strength of a Woman" does not have a release date.
was released from an Arizona prison facility July 6, 2010 after serving four out of six months for violating drug probation. He has already started working with Swizz on new music.