Serial Killers is set to return with its second project with Xzibit announced on Instagram yesterday (September 8) that Serial Killers are reuniting for a project. The Murder Show is slated for an October 31 release date.
“It’s been a while,” Xzibit writes in the caption for the cover art, which shows a microphone combined with a knife. “#braceyourself #Halloween #2015#Welcome2theMurderShow RP the # and support the artist. @breal@iamdemrick & @xzibit #Support.”
The group, made up of Xzibit, B-Real and Demrick, released its Serial Killers Vol. 1 mixtape on Halloween 2013.
Xzibit appears on Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre’s song “Loose Cannons” and hosted an episode of Dr. Dre’s The Pharmacy radio show on Beats 1 last month. Xzibit also hosts Open Bar Radio on Los Angeles radio station KDAY Fridays from 7-9 pm PST.
B-Real is the frontman of Cypress Hill.
Demrick released Loud Pack: Extracts with Scoop Deville in August.
Xzibit shares his thoughts on “Straight Outta Compton.”
Xzibit hosted this week’s episode of Dr. Dre’s Beats 1 radio show “The Pharmacy” yesterday (August 29). DJ Battlecat mixed the music.
On the show, Xzibit featured upcoming Compton, California rapper AD, who he took on stage with him at Art of Rap festival in July.
Dr. Dre called about 10 minutes into the program to express his appreciation for Xzibit.
“The show is sounding incredible right now,” he said. “Thank you so much for filling in for me. This shit is crazy. I’m loving it. I’m so happy I made this choice.”
Elsewhere in the two-hour show, Xzibit shares his thoughts on the N.W.A film Straight Outta Compton and the album that the movie is based on.
“Congratulations to our founding fathers, the original members of N.W.A, to break box office numbers in the first weekend,” Xzibit says. “It’s made so much money and so many accolades, got so many nods from different places. I think it’s dope that something so real gets to shine and the attention that it deserves. To personally know these gentlemen after being a fan and then seeing it all come to fruition, it’s deserved. It’s good that something can be so inspiring to so many other people. I remember hearing a story from Dre himself, about how they went and did a show at the Apollo and got booed. And then right after that, they came back and released that album and then the world has been gravitating to them ever since. You never know. It’s a story about never giving up. It’s a story about being who they are and never apologizing for that.”
Xzibit details his relationship with Dr. Dre, which began with his guest verse on Snoop Dogg’s “Bitch Please. The song was produced by Dr. Dre and was on 1999’s No Limit Top Dogg. Sixteen years later, Xzibit was featured on the rapper-producer’s third and allegedly final album, Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre.
“When I got the call from Dre to come do ‘Bitch Please,’ which was the first time we had actually got down and sat face-to-face and worked on something, I ran to the studio,” he says. “I don’t even know if I needed a car to get there. So when I got in the studio, when I laid the track, it became a point of I thanked him for working with me. From there, it was kinda like the relationship built from there. Even since, Dr. Dre’s been a mentor. He’s been a friend. He’s also been somebody I can confide in. To get the call for Compton, it was exciting because he has so many other outlets and so many other emcees that he has access to, for him to see that there’s a special place for my man right here, so the fact that he heard me and envisioned that, it just adds to the fact that what we’re supposed to be doing here is supposed to happen.”
Dr. Dre posted on Instagram to announce the host change prior to the show’s air.
“Even The Dr. needs a vacation,” he wrote. “Mr. X to the Z taking over #ThePharmacy this week.”
Xzibit and Dr. Dre have also been working with Slim the Mobster, a former Aftermath signee, since his release from jail.
Xzibit hosts Open Bar Radio with Soren Baker on Friday nights on 93.5 KDAY.
Los Angeles-based spitter Demrick has been solidifying himself as one of the West Coast’s most promising up-and-coming emcees. Last year the rapid-fire rhyme-kicker released the Serial Killers Vol. 1 album as one-third of a new super group that includes B-Real and Xzibit. Fresh off of a Canadian tour with Madchild, Demrick is fully focused on his upcoming solo Battle Axe Records debut, Losing Focus. Today Demrick delivers a new visual for the latest single off the project, “Skyscraper.”
With “Skyscraper,” Demrick shares the view from center stage and traces his journey from being an ambitious emcee sitting in the nosebleeds. Using his energized flow, Demrick plays lyrical ping-pong, serving up the then and nows of his old life to the more cushy settings he’s enjoying at present. Joining Demrick on the bouncy Cali Cleve production with a chop-n-screwed hook are Logic and King Chip. For his contribution, Logic pushes the verbal speed limit while bigging up his die-hard fan base and pointing out that his success was earned after a long road. Operating at a more moderate speed, King Chip tacks on a verse of his own and reps for his hometown of Cleveland with some boastful bars.
Demrick’s Losing Focus LP drops on February 24 – pre-order your copy now at iTunes.
A name familiar to millions across the world - a hustler in the music, film, and television world, X is a performer as likely to be seen on-stage thrilling listeners in Germany as he is on cinema screens in blockbuster franchises like xXx 2 and The X Files: I Want To Believe. Let him tell it and he is simply "a self-made man from poverty." Throughout his career he's embodied a Do-It-Yourself mentality, resulting in the Platinum recording artist becoming a superstar with a formidable fanbase that spans the entire globe.
X began his grind to superstardom as he came to the attention of attentive Hip-Hop listenersas a member of the revered rap collective Likwit Crew. Founder and West Coast Hip-Hop veteran King Tee enlisted raucous group Tha Alkaholiks and newcomer X into the clique as original Likwit representatives. From there, the tenacious X unleashed his 1996 debut, At The Speed Of Life. Considered by many to be an underground rap classic, it arguably made him the breakout star of the Likwit collective. The album also spawned a definitive West Coast Hip-Hop cut in the cautionary "Paparazzi." "That song still gets a crazy reception from my fans," says its creator. "It first blew up overseas, but it ended up travelling everywhere. It's a timeless record." With enlightened Hip-Hop listeners swarming to offer their approval, he swiftly followed up this release with another Hip-Hop staple. Sophomore release 40 Dayz & 40 Nights was lauded by critics and fans alike, as its lead single "What U See Is What U Get" spent an astonishing six weeks atop the chart on BET's Rap City... read more at the Xzibit Biography page.
PIMP MY RIDE
Mr X to the Z and the good people at West Coast Customs make people's cars go from dirt to pimped in this 30 minute show that airs weekly on MTV. Featuring Los Angeles-area aftermarket shop West Coast Customs, “MTV Pimp My Ride” selects young, automotively challenged Southern Californians and transforms their rust buckets into triumphs.
For many young adults, getting the insurance or finance to fix up their cars can be difficult and taking out a car loan is often no an option. “It’s not just about the cars anymore,” X said, but also “the boost that these kids get in their self-esteem. You can see it in their faces.” "Everybody has had a bucket in their life," said X, using L.A. slang for a clunker. He has had two of his own rides — a Hummer H2 and a Mercedes-Benz S500 — "pimped" at West Coast Customs. A typical episode begins with X paying a surprise visit to the viewer and humorously highlighting the car's numerous problem areas. Then it's off to West Coast Customs, where a team of professionals disassembles the vehicle and completely refurbishes it with custom rims and paint, plush interiors and the latest in lighting, car audio and video accessories. Wheels, Grilles, Body Kits, Customer Paint, Rims, Tires, Car Audio, Car DVD Video and Computer Systems, and many more crazy additions are transplanted into a Pimped Rides every episode!
... read more at the Pimp My Ride page.