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‘Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden’ Blu-ray Announced

Posted 05 December 2012 by Justin Russo | , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

xzibit seal team six raid on osama bin laden Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden Blu ray AnnouncedThe elusive terrorist meets his demise this January on Blu-ray. In an early announcement retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is preparing 'Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden' for Blu-ray on January 8.

Based on true events, framed by real-time footage, 'Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden' recounts the dramatic behind-the-scenes decisions that brought the world’s most wanted man to justice.

Starring Cam Gigandet ('Burlesque'), Anson Mount (AMC’s “Hell on Wheels”), Freddy Rodriguez ('Grindhouse'), Xzibit ('Derailed'), Kathleen Robertson (The Starz Original Series, “Boss”), Eddie Kay Thomas ('American Pie') and Kenneth Miller ('The Company You Keep'), the feature-length film premiered on the National Geographic Channel on November 4th and the network’s most-watched World Premiere movie in 2012, drawing 2.7 million viewers. America’s very first look at the real story behind the historic manhunt and raid that took down al-Qaeda’s notorious leader, the events portrayed in 'Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden' were vetted by a team of experts, including a recently retired Navy Seal, a top CIA operative, and one of the most renowned bin Laden historians.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and a making-of featurette. Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.99.

Sometimes the Rap Outlives the Rest (Live Show Review: Kamloops, British Columbia)

Posted 30 November 2012 by Justin Russo | , , , , | No Comments »

xzibit on stage chilliwack live show Sometimes the Rap Outlives the Rest (Live Show Review: Kamloops, British Columbia)

Xzibit performed at Cactus Jack's Night Club on Wednesday November 28 as part of the Canada leg of the Collateral Damage world tour. Below is a review from Kamloops This Week:

When Xzibit walked out onto the stage at Cactus Jack's Night Club on Wednesday night (Nov. 28), I felt like I'd been transported back in time. Granted, it was only about a decade, compared to the 40-plus years of memories for the Beatles' fans who recently watched Macca tear it up in Vancouver. Mr. X to the Z put on a great show. And, despite the fact some of the most memorable moments from my late teens and early 20s are linked to Xzibit songs, I wasn't expecting much.

Not to brag, but I've seen plenty of once-huge rappers play relatively tiny venues. None of them were very good (no offence to Snoop Dogg, Coolio, et al.). Twelve years ago, Xzibit was one of the headliners on the Up In Smoke Tour — a 44-show circuit that played to packed crowds in arenas and stadiums across North America, including what was then GM Place in Vancouver.

Now, here he was at Cactus Jack's, presumably sitting in a small room backstage playing XBox while up-and-coming rapper John Connor warmed up the crowd. But, it seemed Xzibit got it. Judging from my very un-scientific research on Wednesday night's crowd, which involved looking at the people who had assembled at CJ's, it seemed to be split just about down the middle — half in their late 20s or early 30s and there because they loved Xzibit's stuff circa-Y2K, and half closer to 19 and more fans of Pimp My Ride or the "Yo Dawg" meme than Tha Alkaholiks.

I fell into the first category and was not disappointed. Xzibit's set list was largely made up of some of his biggest hits, which is not always the case when big names are promoting new albums in small clubs. There was Get Your Walk On, Paparazzi, X, Alkaholic and What's The Difference, among other hits. There was also some of Xzibit's new stuff, including singles Up Out The Way and 1983 from his new album, Napalm. And, like he promised in an interview with KTW ahead of the show, there was also a tribute to the late Nate Dogg. For about 45 seconds in the middle of his one-hour set, Xzibit stood silent as acapella versions of some of Nate Dogg's most memorable hooks — "Smoke weed everyday" and "I've got hoes," to name a few — blasted over the CJ's sound system.

It was another memory-inducing part of a very memory-inducing show and, with a stupid grin on my face, I left the bar feeling like I had just spent a night driving my mom's Ford Windstar around Edmonton with my high-school buddies blaring Restless on the stereo — through the Discman cassette adaptor, of course.

As Xzibit announces more dates we will announce them to fans via this website on the Xzibit Concert, Tour and Show Dates page on XzibitCentral.com page and follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when more dates are locked in. 

Official Xzibit Collateral Damage Tour Video Log: Episode 2 – DJ Invisible found guilty in ‘Homie Court’

Posted 28 November 2012 by Justin Russo | , , , , | No Comments »

Episode 2 of the video blog on The Collateral Damage tour – a very funny episode where DJ Invisible is found guilty in ‘Homie Court’ of excessive scratching on the decks before one of Xzibit’s shows in Canada. If you are looking for a laugh check this video out:


We will bring you all of the Collateral Damage Tour Video blogs as they hit the internet. As Xzibit announces more dates we will announce them to fans via this website on the Xzibit Concert, Tour and Show Dates page on XzibitCentral.com page and follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when more dates are locked in. 

Being on the Road Feels Good to Xzibit as He Brings Tour to British Columbia, Canada

Posted 27 November 2012 by Justin Russo | , , , , | No Comments »

xzibit british columbia canada show Being on the Road Feels Good to Xzibit as He Brings Tour to British Columbia, CanadaWhen he takes to the stage at Cactus Jack’s tomorrow (Nov. 28), it will be Xzibit’s first time performing in Kamloops. Xzibit’s affinity for Canada goes further than selling records, too.

“Canada’s always been a good market for me,” Xzibit told KTW on the phone from Regina — “The Canadian city that rhymes with fun,” as he described it — ahead of a show in the Queen City. “I’ve been here a few times [not for work],” he said. “I’ve been fishing for sturgeon in Chilliwack. I like it up there.”

 With no shortage of hits in his rear-view mirror, Xzibit said he thinks Napalm is his best record yet.

“I think I kind of create music from the standpoint, ‘What would I want to listen to?’ ” he said. “That’s where I take it from. That’s where good artistry comes from.”

That approach has worked out in the past. In addition to his solo studio successes — 2000’s Restless went platinum and his two subsequent albums both achieved gold status — Xzibit has collaborated with some of hip-hop’s biggest names on some of the genre’s most monumental projects. He was involved in two songs on Dr. Dre’s 2001 and appeared in hits like Snoop Dogg’s Bitch Please and Warren G’s 1999 single Game Don’t Wait — the latter two also featuring legendary West Coast baritone Nate Dogg, who died in March 2011. Xzibit said he is honouring Nate Dogg on the Napalm tour.

“You gotta come see,” he said. “I definitely feel like we lost a big part of the West Coast when Nate Dogg passed away.”

The collaborations continue on Napalm, which features Wiz Khalifa, RBX and Tha Alkaholiks — a group Xzibit was a part of in the late-1990s. The second single on Napalm is Up Out The Way, which features Yay Area rapper E-40, who has arguably gained as much notoriety for his made-up slang words as he has for his lengthy hip-hop career. Surprisingly, Xzibit said he had no trouble speaking E-40’s language when collaborating on Up Out The Way.

“You can understand him perfectly,” he said. “That’s E-40’s world, that’s his lane. I just think it’s dope he finds the creative space to do that — to say, ‘This word’s not good enough, I’m gonna make up my own word’.”

Overall, Xzibit said, he expects fans to like what they hear on Napalm. “I’m very proud of the clarity, the maturity,” he said. “This is a great representation of where I am as an artist.” And, as for being back out on the road promoting an album he says “It feels good, It feels like a homecoming — like what I’m supposed to be doing. This is what I do.” Article thanks to Kamloops This Week

As Xzibit announces more dates we will announce them to fans via this website on the Xzibit Concert, Tour and Show Dates page on XzibitCentral.com page and follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when more dates are locked in. 

Recording Artist Xzibit to Showcase His New Ultra-Premium Tequila, Bonita Platinum, at Phoenix Tequila Fest

Posted 26 November 2012 by Justin Russo | | No Comments »

Xzibit Bonita 200x200 Recording Artist Xzibit to Showcase His New Ultra Premium Tequila, Bonita Platinum, at Phoenix Tequila FestXzibit will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans at the event December 15th and 16th at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona

Following the official announcement on November 19th, The Bonita Spirits Company is going to be showcasing their ultra-premium platinum tequila at Phoenix Tequila Fest. The event takes place on December 15th and 16th at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fans and tequila connoisseurs can sample Bonita, taste the signature cocktail “The Bonitarita”, meet Xzibit, and get autographs and photos from the hip-hop superstar.

“We’re really excited about this event,” says Chris Brown, CEO of Bonita Spirits. “This is going to be the first opportunity for the public to really experience what we have created.”

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster, the US Airways Center Box Office, and http://www.PhoenixTequilaFest.com for $45. Each ticket includes all tequila and food tastings at the event, plus bartending showcases and other exhibitors.

"Tequila is truly a global phenomenon which transcends all ages, ethnic backgrounds and cultures. We are thrilled to have Xzibit give a preview of his tequila at the Phoenix Tequila Fest before its formal launch in January. This event has become the platform for the newest labels to be showcased and sampled." – Juan Elias, Phoenix Tequila Fest

Bonita Platinum is the world's only five-times distilled tequila. The much-anticipated product has been met with critical acclaim, receiving multiple awards prior to launch.

For more information about The Bonita Spirits Company, visit http://www.BonitaSpirits.com

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BIOGRAPHY

Xzibit Pimp My Ride Birth Date: 18 Sep 1974
Birth Place: Detroit
Birth Name: Alvin Nathaniel Joiner

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

Pimp My Ride DVD Cover Season 1 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.


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