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New Xzibit Interview – Xzibit Speaks On: New Album ‘Napalm’, Hosting The TV Show ‘Pimp My Ride’ & New Movie ‘Code Name: Geronimo’

Posted 06 October 2012 by Justin Russo | , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Xzibit sat down with The Tribune to discuss Xzibit's new album Napalm, Pimp My Ride and the new movie 'Code Name: Geronimo'. Read the full interview at Sanluisobispo.com.

Xzibit is set to perform at Fall Frenzy concert at Pozo Saloon, Pozo, CA on Sunday October 7:

“You can’t count me out,” the gravel-voiced rapper said. “I’m here. I’m stronger than ever. I’m coming to (mess) you up.” Xzibit reiterates that message in his aggressive new album, “Napalm,” his first since 2006’s “Full Circle.” “This is the time, the opportunity for me to come back and (succeed),” said Xzibit, who performs Sunday at the second annual Fall Frenzy at the Pozo Saloon alongside Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, DMX and other hip hop acts.

Xzibit touched on the days where he hosted the highly successful TV show 'Pimp My Ride':

In 2004, Xzibit found widespread fame as the wisecracking host of MTV’s “Pimp My Ride.” On the makeover show, Los Angeles auto shop West Coast Customs transformed dilapidated vehicles into dream rides tricked out with all the latest toys — everything from a plasma television to an espresso maker.

“There was an element of wish fulfillment,” Xzibit said, an aspect that set “Pimp My Ride” apart from other reality series at the time. “Other shows were based on somebody’s humiliation or personal flaw…. (In our case) the shock value was somebody receiving something.”

Xzibit described the popularity of “Pimp My Ride,” which went off the air in 2007, as a “double-edged sword.” “Those people see me on the street and expect me to fix their car,” he quipped.

“They think I act a certain way, like I’m jovial all the time. … ‘There’s that cute grizzly bear. Let me go and pet him.’”

Xzibit discussed the upcoming movie 'Code Name: Geronimo' and the documentary he shot while in Iraq with US Troops:

 

His upcoming film “Code Name: Geronimo,” co-starring Cam Gigandet and Anson Mount, follows the Navy SEAL team that took down Osama Bin Laden.

Xzibit hopes to eventually follow in the footsteps of rapper-turned-actor Ice-T, star of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and Cube, who parlayed his hip hop fame into a number of film and TV franchises (“Are We There Yet?”, “Barbershop” and “Friday”).

“I can only do so many co-starring roles, I can only do so many guest appearances before I wear out my welcome,” Xzibit said. “My next step in movies (is to) put out my own project.”

Meanwhile, he’s embarking on a new chapter in his music career with “Napalm,” which features collaborations with the likes of E-40 and Wiz Khalifa. Xzibit filmed the music video for the rock-flavored title track during a recent tour of Iraq. “It was literally the perfect backdrop for the aggression of the record,” said Xzibit, who shot a four-part documentary about his trip. “When I went to Iraq and put a visual to it, I realized, ‘This is the backbone to the record. This is where the power lies.’”


Xzibit's new album 'Napalm' hits stores in the US on October 9. Keep it locked to XzibitCentral.com for more Napalm news, tour dates and exclusives.

Xzibit Live Show Tonight (Saturday October 6) At The Key Club, Los Angeles, CA

Posted 06 October 2012 by Justin Russo | , , , , , | No Comments »

Xzibit will rock the second of a 9 show Napalm tour tonight Saturday October 6, just 3 days before his new album 'Napalm' is set to hit the stores in the US. Xzibit will be playing at The Key Club, Los Angeles, CA. 

Get your tickets at: TicketWeb

For directions to the venue go to: The Key Club, Los Angeles, CA on Google Maps

Here are the rest of the show dates, cities and venues :

Date City Country Venue
Sun, October 7th 2012 Pozo, CA United States Pozo Salon
Mon, October 8th 2012 Santa Ana, CA United States The Observatory
Tue, October 9th 2012 San Diego, CA United States Porter’s Pub
Wed, October 10th 2012 Phoenix, AZ United States Club Red
Thu, October 11th 2012 Tucson, AZ United States Rialto Theatre
Sat, October 13th 2012 Aspen, CO United States Belly Up
Mon, October 15th 2012 Denver, CO United States Marquis

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. 

Xzibit Album Napalm Released In Europe To Good Reviews From Fans

Posted 05 October 2012 by Justin Russo | , , , | No Comments »

As often the case with global releases an artists CD will hit stores in one part of the world ahead of the rest. Xzibit's album Napalm hit stores in many parts of Europe on October 5th and has received good reviews from fans that have their hands on a copy. One Xzibit fan '@Heymsy' tweeted out the picture of his copy of Napalm:

Xzibit Napalm Album Released in Europe October 5

Twitter has blown up with fans talking about Napalm, here is a sample of what fans had to say:

‏@Heymsy: Im listening in my car this song from Napalm Album for @xzibit : Louis XIII it's my favorite song

@shawty187: just heard #NAPALM and for me its the best hip hop Album since #rollingpapers from @RealWizKhalifa Great Album!!! X to the Z is back

Napalm hits the stores in the US on October 9. Pre-Order Napalm at the iTunes Napalm (Deluxe Edition) page.

Keep it locked to XzibitCentral.com for more Xzibit Napalm news and tour dates.

Xzibit Live Show Tonight Thursday October 4 At The New Parish, Oakland, CA

Posted 04 October 2012 by Justin Russo | , , , , , , | No Comments »

Xzibit will rock the first of a 9 show Napalm tour just 5 days before his new album 'Napalm' is set to hit the stores. Xzibit will be playing at The New Parish, Oakland, CA. 

Get your tickets at: TicketWeb

For directions to the venue go to: The New Parish, Oakland, CA on Google Maps

Here are the rest of the show dates, cities and venues :

Date City Country Venue
Sat, October 6th 2012 Los Angeles United States Key Club
Sun, October 7th 2012 Pozo, CA United States Pozo Salon
Mon, October 8th 2012 Santa Ana, CA United States The Observatory
Tue, October 9th 2012 San Diego, CA United States Porter’s Pub
Wed, October 10th 2012 Phoenix, AZ United States Club Red
Thu, October 11th 2012 Tucson, AZ United States Rialto Theatre
Sat, October 13th 2012 Aspen, CO United States Belly Up
Mon, October 15th 2012 Denver, CO United States Marquis

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. 

Xzibit Explains How Son Tre Landed On Track ‘Throw It Like It’s Free’ On Soon To Be Released ‘Napalm’ Album

Posted 02 October 2012 by Justin Russo | , , , , | No Comments »

Xzibit sat down with BallerStatus.com to explain how his son Tre (artist name Tre Capital) landed on the track 'Throw It Like It's Free' on the upcoming album 'Napalm' album:

 

"It was his first time in the studio with me and my team. I was like, 'Yo, I need a third verse on this track I did with Black Milk and Fats…' I was just looking. I called Danny Brown, he said he was gonna get down — it was just a time constraint thing with him. So, I was like, 'Man, what's up?' I looked at Tremaine and said (jokingly), 'Do you got something for this?' He was like, 'Yea!'" X explained. "The room was packed with all of my n****s, so me being the asshole that I am, I'm like 'Yea, let's see what you got.'T his is the pit, I take this seriously…

"He did it on his first take," he continued, before adding that, although he's talented on the mic, they've both agreed that he must complete one task before trying his hand at hip-hop. "The first thing before Tre Capital hits the site and does all this sh** (laughs), he has to pay me a diploma. That's our deal."

Xzibit made it very clear that his son makes him proud. Still, no matter how much of an inside track he may have with a rap vet as his father, he makes sure he works hard for everything he receives. "I'm very proud of who he's becoming, and the young man he is," said the rapper. "He's got to work for it though, because nothing is easy. Nothing good comes easy."

Tre Capital appears on the deluxe version of Naplam, on the cut "Throw It Like It's Free" alongside Black Milk and Phats.

Naplam is due out October 9th, via X's own Open Bar Entertainment through EMI. Keep it locked on www.xzibitcentral.com for all the Xzibit Napalm exclusives!

 

Read the full interview at BallerStatus.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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