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Xzibit joins Gumball 2007, Drives for Adidas Celebrity Team

Posted 23 April 2007 by XzibitCentral.com | | No Comments »

Today Xzibit confirmed he will be joining this years Gumball 3000 rally to kick off his Back II Basics world tour. Xzibit is an American hip hop performer, actor and television personality. Currently he’s the face of the MTV show Pimp my ride.

Xzibit will be racing for the Adidas Celebrity Team and will join Jay Kay of Jamiroquai is driving for Adidas this year.

We wonder what kind of pimped out ride Xzibit brings to the start of the Gumball 2007!

Source: XzibitCentral.com Exclusive!

Xzibit Goes Back II Basics on the "Full Circle" World Tour

Posted 17 April 2007 by XzibitCentral.com | | No Comments »

Xzibit will take time out from MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” to work the stage during a month long world-wide tour.

The west coast rap icon launches the Back II Basics World Tour on May 5 in Brussels, and wraps things up June 26 in Adelaide. The itinerary is included below.

Xzibit will be rocking the mic to promote his 6th solo album, Full Circle, released in October 2006.

To kick off the Back II Basics tour Xzibit will take part in the Gumball 3000 Rally – a 5000km (3000mile) car rally that winds its way throughout Europe.

In a recent interview Xzibit show how keen he is to get the tour started.
“I can’t wait to get back out there to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the UK, Germany; you know what I’m saying, [then] come back to the States and kill it!”

“Full Circle is the strongest record that I’ve put out for a long time man – as far as I’m concerned. Just where the material came from, how strong the material sounds; you know what I’m saying – and the way it came together.”

The rapper has found a broader audience since landing his role on MTV’s “Pimp My Ride,” which films custom auto makeovers awarded to random winners. He recently recorded an episode of Pimp My Ride with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on an Earth Day special to promote the importance of global warming.

Justin Russo from Xzibit’s Official Fan site http://www.xzibitcentral.com states “It’s been 3 years since the last worldwide tour so the fans will certainly be excited to see Xzibit back performing live on stage again! X brings so much energy to the stage in his live shows; any hip hop fan would be crazy to miss this!”

Date – City – Venue
5/28/07 Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
5/29/07 Paris – Elysee Montmartre
5/30/07 Koln – Live Music Hall
5/31/07 Zurich – Volkshaus
6/1/07 DAY OFF
6/2/07 Copenhagen – Vega
6/3/07 Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit
6/4/07 Amsterdam – Paradiso
6/5/07 DAY OFF
6/6/07 Oslo – Rockerfeller
6/7/07 Stockholm – Berns
6/8/07 Malmo – KB
6/9/07 DAY OFF
6/10/07 Berlin – Columbia Club
6/11/07 Munich – Muffathalle
6/12/07 Luxembourg – Den Atelier
6/13/07 DAY OFF
6/14/07 London – Astoria
6/15/07 Glasgow – Barrowlands
6/16/07 Dublin – Ambassador
6/17/07 DAY OFF
6/18/07 DAY OFF
6/19/07 DAY OFF
6/20/07 New Zealand promo day
6/21/07 Auckland – St James
6/22/07 Sydney – Luna Park
6/23/07 Brisbane – The Arena (All Ages)
6/24/07 DAY OFF
6/25/07 DAY OFF
6/26/07 Perth – Capital
6/27/07 DAY OFF
6/28/07 DAY OFF
6/29/07 Melbourne – Metro
6/30/07 Adelaide – Thebarton Theatre

Japan tour dates are yet to be announced.

Dates are subject to change, for more updates and links to ticket vendors visit http://www.xzibitcentral.com

Source: XzibitCentral.com Exclusive!

Arnold Schwarzenegger Orders ‘Pimp My Ride’ Engine For His Hummer

Posted 15 April 2007 by XzibitCentral.com | | No Comments »

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was so impressed by the biodiesel makeover he took part in on an upcoming environmentally-themed Pimp My Ride show, he insisted mechanics install the same engine under the bonnet of his Hummer.

The star and rapper/host Xzibit joined forces to makeover a 1965 Chevy Impala and give the classic vehicle an environmental, biodiesel edge as part of an Earth Day Pimp My Ride.

And Schwarzenegger was stunned when Galpin Auto Sports mechanics fitted the classic car with an 800 horsepower biofuel engine, equipped with recycled plastic bottles. He has now asked Galpin boss Beau Boeckman to fit the same engine in his own car.

Source: XzibitCentral.com Exclusive!

Arnold Schwarzenegger Teams Up With Rapper Xzibit On An Earth Saving ‘Pimp My Ride’ Show

Posted 09 April 2007 by XzibitCentral.com | | No Comments »

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California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed up with rapper Xzibit to “pimp” a ’65 Chevy Impala on an upcoming episode of MTV’s hit show Pimp My Ride.

Schwarzenegger, Mad Mike and the crew of Pimp My Ride give the Impala an ecological make over on the show’s season premiere, which takes place on Earth Day (Apr. 22).

“I would like to thank MTV and the entire Pimp My Ride crew for shining the spotlight on the importance of alternative fuels and the fight against global warming,” Governor Schwarzenegger said in a statement. “I am very encouraged by the great potential in converting vehicles to run on biodiesel as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Governor Schwarzenegger. “I am pleased that the power of MTV’s message will reach an audience throughout California and the nation to reinforce the benefits of alternative-fuel vehicles and protecting our environment.”

The special edition features the Impala getting an 800 horsepower Duramax diesel engine that will run on biodiesel fuel, educating viewers during the show about the benefits of ecological friendly cars.

“What better way to celebrate the anniversary of our Break the Addiction campaign than pimping the environment with a pro like Governor Schwarzenegger – a powerful voice in the fight against climate change,” added Christina Norman, President, MTV. “During the past year, we’ve reached millions, giving our audience the tools they want to make changes in their own lives. The state of our environment is one of the most critical issues facing our audience today and we’re honored that we can inspire and educate even more as we celebrate Earth Day with this special Pimp My Ride event.”

Pimp My Ride premieres Apr. 22, on Earth Day.

Source: XzibitCentral.com Exclusive!

‘Pimp My Ride’ Drives Into Virtual Territory with Debut of MTV Networks – ‘Virtual Pimp My Ride’

Posted 05 April 2007 by XzibitCentral.com | | 1 Comment »

For all those who have wanted to be a part of “Pimp My Ride” but you dont meet the MTV criteria – this is the answer for you!

“Pimp My Ride” fans can now sport some of the coolest virtual vehicles with the debut of Virtual Pimp My Ride (available for free download at http://www.virtualpimpmyride.mtv.com/). The first virtual world inspired by the Southern California car culture of Van Nuys, California, Virtual Pimp My Ride debuts tomorrow along with the season premiere of MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” at 9PM ET/PT. With the help of rap superstar and host Xzibit, and car customization specialist Mad Mike and his crazy car makeover team at Galpin Auto Sports, MTV also announced the kick-off of the “Virtual Pimp My Ride Car Show-Off Contest.” The winner will walk away with not only the most tricked out virtual vehicle, but a real, brand new, tricked out car.

The first car “show-off” will be held on April 19th, at 9:30pm EDT at the virtual Galpin Auto Sports show-off lot and will continue every other week until the May 24th finale — where the winner will be crowned. Every other week members from the “Pimp My Ride” cast will come in-world to meet fans and judge the various “show-offs” to find the hottest pimp’d out virtual ride.

Fans will be able to purchase starter vehicles using MTV dollars, head to the Galpin Auto Sports virtual garages and begin customizing everything from their paint job and hoods, to tricked out tires and rims. Brand new racing tracks and customized car challenges will be unveiled throughout the season. Virtual Pimp Ride will extend car culture further into MTV’s current virtual world, Virtual Laguna Beach/Virtual Hills, with additional annex Galpin Auto Sports garages, so fans are never too far away.

Virtual Pimp My Ride debuts on Thursday, April 5th, the same night as the on-air premiere of the new season of “Pimp My Ride” at 9PM ET/PT. An in-world premiere party will take place at 9:30 PM ET complete with special cast appearances.

Virtual Pimp My Ride represents the evolution of MTV Networks’ virtual worlds and will extend car culture further into MTVN’s current virtual worlds. Virtual Pimp My Ride is the third virtual world experience from MTV Networks to be hosted on Makena Technologies’ “there.com” platform.

Source: XzibitCentral.com Exclusive!

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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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