Posted 14 April 2013 by Justin Russo | |
The Bonita Sprits Company and celebrity partner hip hop artist, actor, and entrepreneur, Alvin Joiner better known as Xzibit joins luxury European car tour as The Official Tequila for The Gumball 3000 rally on May 18th. This aspirational lifestyle tour is celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the event beginning in Copenhagen, Denmark with stops in Stockholm, Turku (Finland), Helsinki, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius, Warsaw, Krakow, Vienna, and finishing in Monaco at the F1 Grand Prix.
The rally will take both mega star Xzibit and The Bonita Spirits CEO, Chris Brown on a lavish trip 3000 miles with 120 other cars through 13 countries, and 8 parties of which Xzibit will perform on two of the stops. Xzibit will ride in high fashion that includes driving a Bentley Continental on the extravagant excursion that will be branded with both Bonita Platinum Tequila and Gumball 3000 logos.
Gumball 3000 is an illustrious European car rally and entertainment group that combines music, fashion, action sports, motoring, arts and aspirational lifestyle events to promote global brand awareness. “This is an insanely incredible opportunity. I’ve participated in the past and I always have a great time. I can’t wait to drive through the all the cities in Europe. I love visiting here. It’s like a second home,” stated Xzibit. Gumball 3000 has attracted main stream attention in past years for its celebrity involvement and described by Vanity Fair Magazine as ‘the most rock ‘n’ roll car rally ever staged.’ Past Gumballers include Snoop Dogg, Eve, Idris Elba, Tony Hawk, Travis Barker, and Rob Dyrdek.
Bonita Tequila first launched in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 8th and held a star-studded red carpet launch at Hyde Bellagio hosted by Xzibit where friends like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg attended and helped join in the celebration. Bonita Platinum Tequila also appeared in other high-profiled programming such as The GRAMMYs® and OSCARS® gift lounges, and Good Morning America. Bonita Tequila will also be featured on the cover of the Food and Beverage Magazine in their upcoming May 2013 Wines and Spirits issue and was also crowned as the Best in the Nation by the publication in the tequila category. The Food and Beverage Magazine is the largest food and beverage publication in the country.
Long time Xzibit fans will know that Xzibit Lost His License for Speeding 1 Day Into the 2007 Gumball Rally:
During the first day of the rally Xzibit lost his license in the Netherlands for doing 160 km/h where only 100 km/h allowed. After the painful penalty his co-driver took over the wheel and they were allowed to continue.
Lets hope Xzibit doesn't get busted by the police this time around!
Posted 27 March 2013 by Justin Russo | |
King T recently sat down with HipHopDX where the hip hop super star talked about how Xzibit and Dre motivated him to rap again:
HipHopDX: Not too long ago, you came out with Tha Triflin’ Mixtape. It had been over five years since you’d done a mixtape or an album. What led you to put it out, with the time apart from music?
King T: Really, when I got around Dr. Dre. Xzibit took me up to Dre’s house. This was after a long [bout] of depression. I lost my daughter, like three years ago, in a car accident. So I was kinda down. Me and my wife had separated for a minute. I was just goin’ through some things and wasn’t really feelin’ like doin’ no music or anything like it; it was just a bad time for me. Xzibit had called me up and asked me to start hangin’ around, ‘cause he was workin’ on the Napalm album. And he was writin’ for [Dr. Dre’s] Detox. So I was just hangin’ with him for a month or so. We went out and messed with Dre to do some things on Detox. And just fuckin’ with Dre and dealin’ with X and watchin’ what was goin’ on, I just wanted to get back into it. It gave me that umph—that spirit I needed to just pick up the pen and start writin’ and lovin’ the music, lovin’ Hip Hop again. That’s all it was.
HipHopDX: The first person you worked with outside of your crew was Marley Marl on the remix…
King T: It was a dream come true. That was the happiest moment. Working with Marley [Marl] on the [“Played Like A Piano”] remix was a dream come true then. I gotta say, the best moment in my life so far that brought me back from the dead with this Hip Hop shit was when all of us went in the studio with Xzibit and did the “Louis XIII.” It was classic.
Read the full interview at HipHopDX
Posted 22 March 2013 by Justin Russo | |
Xzibit goes public about a USAirways flight attendant this morning who dialed police after the rapper refused to remain seated with his seat-beat securely fastened.
Xzibit has endorsed Sprite and endorsed his longtime MTV show Pimp My Ride, but one brand the Los Angeles, California-based emcee/actor is not a fan of is USAirways. Today (March 22) the Likwit Crew member took to Twitter to tell his side of a story where a flight attendant threatened to have him arrested:
Ha_ flight attendant on US air tried to get me arrested. I told her to fuck herself. Cops showed up and took a pics with me. She was pissed.
I hate when people with no power threaten you with "calling the police" That strikes no fear in my heart. Alternative,dont be a raging bitch
Man. I can't wait to get home. And do me a favor, dont EVER book me on US AIR again. They treat people like dogs and prisoners. #lame.
According to Mr. X-to-the-Z, he tried using the bathroom during what was believed to have been a time the flight crew asked passengers to remain seated. When X ignored warnings, the female flight attendant allegedly called police. When the plane landed at L.A.X. Airport, Xzibit says that police were there—but only seeking autographs from the former Loud Records artist and longtime Dr. Dre affiliate. No arrests were made.
Posted 09 March 2013 by Justin Russo | |
On March 2, successful hip-hop star turned business mogul Xzibit hosted a private, invite-only affair at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas to celebrate the launch of his newest business endeavor, Bonita Platinum Tequila.
The star, who endorses and co-owns the premium beverage line, was joined at the Sin City Hot spot by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.
Looking stylish in a tuxedo, Xzibit greeted and posed for photos with his guests before joining the celebration inside where he caught up with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Mel-Man, King Tee and other friends at an intimate table tucked in a corner.
Xzibit’s guests sipped specialty Bonita Platinum Tequila cocktails such as the X-tini and Bonita Rita while they enjoyed unrivaled views of the famous Fountains of Bellagio.
At the conclusion of the private event, clubgoers flooded the venue ready for a night of fun. Xzibit and a small group of friends settled into a plush VIP booth beneath Hyde’s dramatic fireplace where they continued to enjoy the night.
Later in the evening, Xzibit surprised the packed nightclub by jumping on the mic from the DJ booth. “I am so excited to be launching Bonita Platinum Tequila here tonight at Hyde Bellagio. Make some noise!” He said before rapping alongside beats spun by DJ Konflikt. Virgin Records’ Executive Ron Fair also attending in support of Xzibit’s Bonita Platinum Tequila launch. The crowd and club patrons were also treated to an impromptu rendition of a song from Xzibit’s latest album, Napalm. They then returned to their VIP booth where they continued to celebrate into the early morning hours.
Posted 17 February 2013 by Justin Russo | |
Xzibit will continue the Collateral Damage World Tour with 3 confirmed shows in Norway starting on February 19 2013. Xzibit will make his way through Norway tour his most recent album 'Napalm', released on October 9 2012. Here are the dates, cities, states, and venues of the 3 confirmed shows:
|Tue, February 19th 2013
|Thu, February 21st 2013
|Sat, February 23rd 2013
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.