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Xzibit Explains Getting Dr. Dre, Tha Alkaholiks & King Tee On “King Louis XIII”

Posted 13 November 2012 | , , , , , , | No Comments »

Xzibit brought two forces integral to his music career together on "Napalm": Dr. Dre and The Likwit Crew. He tells DubCNN how and why he did it. On his recently-released album, Napalm, Xzibit attracted a lot of attention for his song "King Louis XIII." The Dr. Dre-produced record features early Xzibit mentors Tha Alkaholiks and King Tee, who joined him in the Likwit Crew.

Xzibit With Dr. Dre

X explained to DubCNN.com how the song came together, especially since it was independently released on X's EMI-distributed Open Bar imprint. "First, you gotta get the track and I ain’t talking about him just giving you the beat! Dr. Dre gotta give you the beat and the paperwork with his signature on it and he’s got to give you the files. Once I saw Rob come in the studio with the hard drives, I knew I was in there!," said the rapper with a laugh.

Xzibit, who worked extensively with Dr. Dre on his  Restless and Man Versus Machine albums years ago, continued, "First of all, he’s one of my mentors, someone I look up to and someone I always confided in when it comes to this music shit – and the personal shit too, I consider him a friend. So when it came to doing this record, he gave me the beat and said if I can do something with it [to go ahead]. I brought the beat up in the studio and we got down with King Tee and Tha Alkaholiks. I told them we’ve got to do this and submit it to Dre and see if we can make this happen. So all the things fell into place, Dr. Dre blessed the track and it was good to get Alkaholiks and King Tee in the studio one time. I don’t think we’ve ever done a whole record like that! So for everybody to be on the same track under the banner of my album, it’s like coming home!"

Napalm is in stores now.

Read the full interview at DubCNN.com.

Xzibit Interview on MyFOXLA: Xzibit Talks New Movie ‘Seal Team Six’ & New Album ‘Napalm’

Posted 02 November 2012 | , , , , , | No Comments »

Mr. X to the Z, Xzibit joined Maria Quiban to talk about his new album Napalm and his work in the upcoming movie about Osama Bin Laden's death on MrFOXLA.

Watch the interview below:

Xzibit Interview: Xzibit Talks to DubCNN on Napalm, Family, Live Shows, Dr. Dre and Internet Memes

Posted 09 October 2012 | , , | No Comments »

Xzibit sat down with DubCNN.com to talk about “Napalm“, the creative process behind it, picking the features as well as some of his personal highlights, such as the Dr. Dre-produced and Likwit Crew-assisted “Louis XIII” or the heartfelt “1983“. We also talk about his being a veteran now, nostalgia, and the energy he puts behind his live show. X also gives us some insight on balancing family life vs his music career, and how he feels about the immensely popular “Yo Dawg…” meme that was created about him on the internet.

Here is a section of the interview:

Dubcnn: Your live show has always been an important part of your career. You’ve toured constantly, overseas and back and I’ve seen you bring a lot of artists on tour with you over the years, from Defari to Krondon and now you’ve been riding with Demrick (Young De) for the past few years. What made you keep him as a part of your live show?

X: I mean I like rocking with people that are likeminded and as dedicated as I am. People that really want to come in. Like you said, the live show is really important and I made it hard for people with #1 records that come on after me, you know? I made it difficult. So you level the playing field when you get out on the stage.

If you can do a live show, you can kick anybody’s ass and that’s where we get down. We don’t play man, we get in and we know that the crowd wants to come see a Hip-Hop show and that’s what we do! I’m never to cool or too swaged out to fucking do a great show. *laughs* That’s what it’s about.

Dubcnn: You’ve got a lot of great collaborations on this album, and I noticed that you have a couple of people on there twice, like Game, B-Real or Wiz Khalifa. What was the process behind putting those records together?

X: It was created organically. The music spoke for the features. Once I started the records, I would bring the people that I felt like they need to be on the record, that sounded like they need to be on the record. I kept the features really creative, it’s not just because they’re on the song – they might not be doing no rapping whatsoever. Like WIz sung some shit and then he did a verse on some shit, Game did a hook something and then did a verse on something. It’s different, it’s structured very uniquely and I’m glad that the circle of people that I got on the record sound consistent and sounds like one body of work.

Watch or Read the full interview at DubCNN Exclusive: Xzibit talks Napalm, Family, Live Shows, Dr. Dre and Internet Memes

New Xzibit Video: Filming of the World Premier of the 1st Single from Napalm “Up Out The Way” on Power 106 LA

Posted 06 September 2012 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Xzibit world premiered the first single from Napalm "Up Out The Way" on Power 106 fm  NEW@2 with Yesi Ortiz & DJ Felli Fel. 

During the show Xzibit talks about how excited he is about releasing his first single single. Xzibit also talks about his experience during his two weeks in Iraq where he shot a documentary called "Coming Home" + the music video of the track "Napalm". He also confirmed that the music video of Napalm will be released on Monday, however,  fans who are XBOX live users has already been able to get a sneak peak view of the video.

Watch the interview and the world premiere of "Up Out The Way" below.

Xzibit at Power 106 fm NEW@2

 

Listen to the first single off Napalm "Up Out The Way" here: http://www.xzibitcentral.com/2012/news/new-xzibit-music-first-single-napalm-up-out-the-way-ft-e40/

Stay tuned on XzibitCentral for the latest news on Xzibit and Napalm.

Xzibit fans start to receive limited edition Napalm shirts mailed to them by Xzibit

Posted 30 August 2012 | , , , , | No Comments »

Xzibit recently ran a competition where he gave away a number of limited edition Napalm shirts to his biggest fans as proved by the photo's of the cds, posters, show tickets & merchandise that the Xzibit fans tweeted to Xzibit. Xzibit personally sent out the T-shirts to his biggest fans.

Those lucky fans have started receiving their shirts, along with a signature from the X man himself:

Xzibit Sends Fans T-shirts to say Thanks

Xzibit Sends Fans T-shirts to say Thanks 2

 

Stay tuned to XzibitCentral.com in the lead up to the release of Napalm and we will tell you about any new Xzibit competitions!


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