He may have a bit rough exterior, but DMX is a doer in the heart. The rapper has spoken openly about his belief and wants to lead a life in which he gives back to those who are less fortunate than himself. Unlike others who talk but do not walk, DMX has laid his money where his mouth is.

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was reported to have been in Maine state because he was to appear on Rock Row. In his spare time, however, he met a woman named Nikki Cutchens. The mother was shopping with her teenaged daughter Grace at the Maine Mall in Portland and the duo was looking for a new pair of back-to-school shoes for Grace when they decided to enter the Journey's store. Grace told reporters that she had found exactly what she wanted, and when they got to the cash register, the man next to them offered to cover their purchase.

"Technically, they are his shoes," joked Grace. "I'm just saying I have DMX shoes." When asked by Nikki why he would pay for her article, he said that because he was blessed to have 1

5 children of his own, he also wanted to bless her family. DMX completed the healthy interaction by taking the time to pose for photos as well. [194559008]