Exclusive Xzibit Interview!

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We here at Xzibit Central.com had the chance to catch up with Xzibit after one of his Australian concerts. Xzibit speaks on topics such as rap beefs, acting roles (including his new movie soon to be released, XXX2), the monthly Rhyme Night, and much more.

To check out the interview page, Click here!

Try To Stop Xzibit & Dr Dre – Humiliation

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Michael Lowe learned a harsh hip-hop lesson this week when an appeals court handed him a stiff penalty for filing a copyright lawsuit against Xzibit. The lesson? If you hand someone a beat for free and say you just want to get it to Dr. Dre, don’t sue them later and expect to win.

Upholding a lower court’s order, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia deemed aspiring Philly songwriter Lowe’s suit against Xzibit, Dr. Dre and several record companies to be frivolous and ordered him to pay Dre’s $35,000 in legal fees, according to the Associated Press.

According to the suit, Lowe claimed he created a beat for the song “X,” from Xzibit’s 2000 album, Restless, and gave it to producer Scott Storch, who he hoped would pass it along to Dre. Lowe admitted in a deposition that he didn’t expect to get paid for the beat. The song credits X, Dre and El-Man as the songwriters, and Storch has said all along that Lowe was not involved in the song’s creation.

Xzibit Is Ready To Pimp Your Kicks

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Xzibit, Rapper and host of the MTV show, Pimp My Ride, has just added shoe designer to his resume. The Hip Hop superstar has inked a deal with the shoe company Dada. The shoe will be titled “Pimp My Kicks,” and will hit stores globally in August 2005.

Before blowing up through the success of Pimp My Ride, Xzibit was a staple in the underground Hip Hop scene. He also had a part in the film “XXX State of the Union,” which starred fellow rapper Ice Cube. Xzibit, originally from Detroit, will now take a shot at designing. His trademark silver ‘X’ will grace the shoes, which will come in various styles and colors.

Xzibit spoke about his excitement for the upcoming project, “Dada has always been competitive and respected and I’m excited to design and promote a shoe that represents both of us so well.”

Dada is also happy about the partnership. CEO Lavetta Willis said, “Xzibit embraces all things that are Dada. His personality, style, innovation and success in music, film and television displays his uniqueness, mass appeal and ability to cross cultures. We at Dada feel he is an amazing representative of the brand.”

For more information check out http://www.dadafootwear.com

Check out the new XZIBIT MasterCard debit card!

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Xzibit became one of many celebrities to join the MYplash™ community by officially launching the MYplash™ Xzibit Prepaid MasterCard® Card. MYplash™ is a re-loadable prepaid card, not a credit card. It can be used anywhere MasterCard Debit Cards are accepted, including online, at retail stores and ATMs. With a MYplash™ prepaid MasterCard, you pay as you go by pre-paying the amount you wish to spend. This means you can only spend the funds which have been loaded onto the card.

“This is an honor for me,” said Xzibit. “With this card, my fans can take me to the mall, to the movies or wherever they may go, especially to see me in XXX: State of the Union!”

MYplash™ is designed for fans of all ages. However, you must be 18 years or older to purchase the card. The cards are available for purchase through www.myplash.com.

Xzibit’s "Rhyme Night" hits Long Beach!

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Xzibit’s Open Bar Entertainment and Contrabandit.com bring hip-hop talent showcase Rhyme Night to Long Beach on April 29th.

Rhyme Night returns with special guests Planet Asia, Ras Kass and Strong Arm Steady, with headlining performance by Xzibit.

Long Beach, CA – After much anticipation, multi-platinum rapper Xzibit and Contrabandit.com return with the nation’s premiere hip-hop talent showcase, Rhyme Night. Hosted by Power 106FM’s Felli Fell, Rhyme Night will be held at The Vault 350 in Long Beach on April 29th. The Vault 350 is located at 350 Pine Avenue in Long Beach, CA. In addition, Los Angeles’ number one radio station, Power 106, will be broadcasting live from the venue throughout the course of the evening.

Featuring a live performance by critically acclaimed underground superstar Planet Asia, Rhyme Night will also showcase a special performance by newly freed, super-lyricist Ras Kass. For years, Fresno, CA native Planet Asia has been representing California’s often ignored, yet vibrant underground scene and is currently working on his upcoming release, The Medicine. After a brief incarceration, Carson, CA native Ras Kass’ triumphant return already has hip hop heads buzzing with his numerous recent mixtape appearances. Ras Kass graces the Rhyme Night stage while readying his upcoming new street releases, Institutionalized Volume I and II.

The evening’s headliner will be none other than Rhyme Night co-founder Xzibit, whose performance will include hits from his critically acclaimed recent release, Weapons of Mass Destruction. Xzibit’s headlining performance will also feature his group, Strong Arm Steady (Krodon, Phil the Agony, and San Diego’s Mitchy Slick). Strong Arm Steady is currently in the studio preparing their debut album, Arms and Hammers, slated for summer 2005 release.

“Rhyme Night continues to provide a platform for the West Coast’s best and brightest MCs,” says Xzibit, also host of the wildly popular MTV series Pimp My Ride and star of the blockbuster XXX: State of the Union, which opens nationwide on Friday, April 29th. “This time we are thrilled to bring Rhyme Night to Long Beach, a city with its own unique hip-hop history.”

“Power 106 has made its commitment to West Coast hip-hop clear by broadcasting live from Rhyme Night,” says Ryan Ford, who was recently named West Coast Editor of The Source magazine and is co-founder of both Rhyme Night and Contrabandit.com. “Rhyme Night continues to offer West Coast MCs a chance to shine.”

Tickets for Rhyme Night are available now! For further ticket information, please visit www.vault350.com or The Vault 350 box office which is open weekdays 10am-4pm and weekends 10am-6pm.