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New Video "Concetrate" By XZIBIT Out Now!

Posted 21 September 2006 by Justin Russo | | No Comments »

The first video from the upcoming Xzibit album, Full Circle, has been released online today!

To watch the video go to Brand New Video “Concetrate” By XZIBIT On the XzibitCentral.com Forums.

You will also see the album cover for the new album on that page.

To keep up-to-date with all the latest Full Circle and Xzibit news, register on the forums!

Xzibit’s Upcoming October Show Dates

Posted 21 September 2006 by Justin Russo | | No Comments »

Xzibit has got a number of upcoming promotion appearances in early Octoboer, just in time for the release of Full Circle on October 17th.

Here are the shows in October:

Date/Time
Venue
City, State
Oct 5 2006 8:00P
David Lettermen
New York, NY
Oct 15 2006 8:00P
House of Blues
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 17 2006 12:00A
FULL CIRCLE
EVERYWHERE USA, CA
Oct 17 2006 8:00P
House of Blues
San Diego, CA
Oct 19 2006 8:00P
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 20 2006 8:00P
House of Blues
Anaheim, CA
Oct 21 2006 8:00P
Slims
San Francisco, CA
Oct 22 2006 8:00P
House of Blues
Las Vegas, NV

More dates coming when they are released. Join the Mailing List to stay informed of the tour dates:





Also watch the Tour Dates link at the side to keep up to date!

Xzibit’s ‘Gridiron Gang’ Tops Weekend Box Office

Posted 20 September 2006 by Justin Russo | | No Comments »

Despite mixed reviews from critics, Gridiron Gang captured the number one spot at the box office.

The inspirational drama, which stars rapper Xzibit and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as football coaches of a Los Angeles juvenile detention center football team, raked in an estimated $15 million in ticket sales to secure the top position.

Gridiron Gang’s number one opening echoes another recently released football feature, Invincible.

The Mark Wahlberg film, which occupied the top spot for two weeks, placed sixth by taking in $3.9 million over the weekend, according to reports.

Although profits and attendance have increased since last year, this marks the second consecutive weekend that movie studios have dealt with less than stellar results at the box office.

The top 10 films for the weekend of Sept. 15-17 read as follows:

1. Gridiron Gang $15 million.
2. The Black Dahlia $10.4 million
3. Everyone’s Hero $6.2 million
4. The Last Kiss $4.7 million
5. The Covenant $4.7 million
6. Invincible $3.9 million
7. The Illusionist $3.8 million
8. Little Miss Sunshine $3.4 million
9. Hollywoodland $2.7 million
10. Crank $2.7 million

Xzibit’s 32nd Birthday TODAY!

Posted 18 September 2006 by Justin Russo | | No Comments »

Today, September 18 2006, marks Xzibit’s (real name: Alvin) 32nd birthday!

From myself and everyone else on the XzibitCentral.com Forums we would like to wish Alvin a happy birthday and we hope the success of his latest movie, Girdiron Gang, continues on with the release of Full Circle – which is now less then 1 month away!

Wish Xzibit a happy birthday here!

Xzibit gets on the internet almost every day so he’d love to see some comments from his fans!

Justin Russo – Owner of XzibitCentral.com

IGN Interview: Xzibit

Posted 16 September 2006 by Justin Russo | | No Comments »

The Gridiron Gang co-star talks about rapping with The Rock and seeking success without pimping his career.

September 15, 2006 – Rappers often get a bad rap (no pun intended) when it comes to acting. For the most part, these are guys who have established themselves as tough guys and gangsters, so when time comes to reveal sensitivity, warmth or humor, they’re generally raked over the coals by critics and dismissed by fans who don’t want to see their favorite stars act fragile.

Xzibit has been defying expectations for more than a decade now. After establishing a prodigious music career in the late 1990s, the rapper (real name: Alvin Joiner) slowly moved into acting, focusing on comedy and drama roles that would challenge his talent but not transform him into something he’s not. Subsequently, he became the host of MTV’s hugely successful show Pimp My Ride, which introduced him as the unexpected benefactor who transforms teens’ jalopies into jet-setting supercars. His latest role is the assistant coach to The Rock in Gridiron Gang, which retells the true-life story of a youth detention counselor who inspires his charges by establishing a football program.

IGN recently spoke to Xzibit at the press day for Gridiron Gang, where he talked about his own upbringing, and about seeking success as an actor one role at a time.

Read the interview at IGN Interview: Xzibit

More news:

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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