Posted 13 September 2013 | | 1 Comment »
Warner Bros. celebrated the upcoming release of Ethan Hawke thriller, Getaway, in Los Angeles on Tuesday (August 27) with a Q&A session with the film’s director Courtney Soloman and stunt coordinator Charlie Picerni. The event was Hosted by Mr. X to the Z Xzibit. The men discussed the film, its stunts, and the fact that little to no CGI graphics were used in the film’s making… which means that all the stunts were real.
More of the Q&A is still to come, however, we have a few pictures & video from the event, which included special guests such as Formula D series driver Justin Pawlek, the creator of the largest Mustang show in the U.S. John Schultz, and Camee Edelbrock, who raced Mustangs for years alongside her father’s friend, Caroll Shelby.
Getaway stars Hawke as Brent Magna, alongside Selena Gomez. He’s a former racer who is in a race against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He takes over a young woman’s car and takes her on on a high-speed race. It’s in theaters now.
Check out the pictures & the video below:
VIDEO: Getaway special event with Xzibit and director Coutney Solomon
PICTURES: Xzibit hosting the ‘Getaway’ event.
Posted 13 July 2013 | | No Comments »
"If you go into the wild, you don't try to tickle the grizzly bears," advises the rapper-actor known as Xzibit.
For eight years, the West Coast hip-hop legend has been besieged almost daily by well-meaning fans expecting the genial genie from his MTV show Pimp My Ride — a wish-fulfillment fantasy program that ran from 2004 to 2007 and tricked out its guests' whips with everything from televisions to bowling ball spinners. Its success introduced Xzibit to a white, bro-heavy audience unfamiliar with his searing, heartfelt raps. An early Internet meme circulated his smiling face accompanying some variation of the phrase: "Yo dawg, I heard you like cars, so we put a car in your car so you can drive while you drive."
"I can usually deflect it or grin and bear it, but I'm human," Xzibit says, speaking from his spacious studio in an inconspicuous office park in Chatsworth, a few miles from his Porter Ranch home.
Read the rest of the interview at http://www.laweekly.com/2012-11-15/music/xzibit-carries-the-weight/
Posted 11 January 2013 | | No Comments »
Live from the Samsung SMART Studio at CES 2013, rap artist Xzibit discusses using technology to interact directly with fans and reveals details about his new international tour.
Representing the Monster Products family at his third CES — and being the face of Monster Game — Xzibit is excited to announce that they'll be releasing their first standalone gaming headphones in conjunction with EA Sports.
"They're very innovative and they bring a lot of 'wow' factor with it," he says of Monster. "And I'm part of that, man. It's good to be a part of the Monster family."
The audio gear has 36,000 points of sound in it, which Xzibit notes is beyond surround sound. "You need this to get ahead in the game," he says of Monster's "pure Monster sound." "They've taken their intensity and passion for music and put it into the gaming headphones," he continues. Sounds perfect for any hardcore gamer — like Xzibit himself!
When he announces that he's first-person shooter, this elicits a delighted squee from our previous guest and gaming queen, iJustine (check out her CES interview here!) They can bond over Call of Duty, Halo, Black Ops 2 and all of that good stuff.
But deep down, we all know Xzibit is really a music man, and he has his own insights into how the industry is changing at lightning speed. "Music is free," he throws out there, unable to deny the digital trend. So, as an artist, "How can you bring your fans in and make them feel as though they are having an exclusive experience with you?" Since social media cut out the middle man, he believes the artist is responsible for leading more directly engaging forms of marketing and merchandising.
Up Close & Personal Interview with Xzibit: Jobs, Cars, Success & the Time Dr.Dre Paid $1Million Dollar Bail to Free Nate Dogg Prior to an Up In Smoke Show
Posted 20 November 2012 | | No Comments »
Xzibit recently sat down with Montreality.com in a very up close and personal interview about Xzibit. The interview touches on subjects such as Xzibit's early life growing up, jobs, video games and his favorite memory of Nate Dogg. Watch the interview below:
In this interview with Montreality, Xzibit speaks about:
- The type of student he was at school (0:15)
- Jobs he had as a teenager growing up (0:34)
- What he spent his 1st big paycheck on (1:18)
- The key to success (1:32)
- His passion for reading & favorite books (2:07)
- What he would call his book, if he were to write one (2:40)
- What he thinks he were in a previous lifetime (3:06)
- His last meal of choice (3:33)
- His favorite cartoon character (3:51)
- His favorite videogames (4:18)
- The worst injury he's every had (4:45)
- His talents besides entertainment (5:18)
- Wanting to collaborate with Ice Cube (5:34)
- What he thinks of Kendrick Lamar (5:40)
- His song 1983 & the situation between him, Eminem & Paul Rosenberg (6:07)
- His memories of the late great west-coast legend Nate Dogg (6:45)
- His legacy, what he hopes to leave behind (8:35)
Thanks to Montreality.com for this Interview.
Xzibit Interview with NFL Pro Player Insiders: Talks Napalm Album, NFL Teams and the Throwback NFL Jersey’s Xzibit Owns
Posted 19 November 2012 | | No Comments »
Xzibit sat down with ProPlayerInsiders.com where Xzibit talks about the new album Napalm, his favorite NFL team and the Throwback NFL Jersey's he has:
Pro Player Insiders: On the title track, “Napalm,” you allude to US troops and filmed some of the music video clips in Iraq. What inspired you to use your song to reflect on the American troops?
XZIBIT: I was raised with some of those values. I always say my dad loved me the only way he knew how and that was through the marine corps. There were a lot of positive things that came from that too but I wouldn’t say it inspired the album; it was just more or less respect for the principle and respect for the values.
PPI: Now let’s talk football. What team are you rooting for this year?
XZIBIT: My favorite team is the Raiders (chuckles).
PPI: Whose jerseys do you rep?
XZIBIT: I got a Montana, Namath, Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, and Walter Payton. I got tons of jerseys but I was rocking them back in the day.
To read or listen to the rest of the interview go to: http://proplayerinsiders.com/xzibit-hip-hop-super-star/