Xzibit has given a few hundred fans a preview of the new album "Napalm" streamed live over UStream.
Xzibit surprised his fans on Twitter by announcing without warning:
Xzibit will be live in 20 mins… I'm on live right now tune in! Im at the studio going through tracks…
After playing the tracks to the fans Xzibit told his fans via Twitter:
I streamed the album live last night, great response, I'll do it again Friday. Stay tuned for times
If you want to be part of the listening party for Xzibit's new album go to Xzibit's Twitter page (@xzibit) and follow him to find out what time on Friday 21 September the stream will begin. Once we find out the dates we will also post the times on XzibitCentral.com for fans so subscribe to our news feed on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/xzibitcentral) to find out the times as soon as Xzibit locks them in.
Meanwhile AllHipHop.com sat with Xzibit during the listening party and wrote the article about the album:
"…AllHipHop.com sat with Xzibit yesterday (September 14) in his studio in Los Angeles, to get an exclusive listen to his new project Napalm.
The album is Inspired by trips to United States bases in Iraq.
Xzibit gives fans 18-tracks that convey the raw emotion of the war that United States troops endure on a daily basis, while living in a combat zone.
The project also pulls together a host of features that X acquired over the course of a year and a half of recording.
While at the listening session Xzibit told stories of how the threat of violence was real when he was visiting Iraq.
From the threat of getting sniped in a helicopter, to dodging RPGs, the rapper saw what it was like to be in a real war zone, while touring nine bases in five different cities throughout Iraq. .."
Xzibit is back on set today shooting the promotional video for the next installment of the highly popular video game series, Halo 4:
Xzibit recently released the highly anticipated music video for Napalm on Xbox Live. The video is expected to be released online in the next few days so keep it locked to XzibitCentral.com and we will bring you the video for Napalm when it hits the internet!
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.
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
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.