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

Posted 15 April 2007 by Justin Russo | | 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 Justin Russo | | No Comments »

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 Justin Russo | | No Comments »

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.

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Xzibit Nominated for Best TV Show at 2007 Urban Music Awards

Posted 18 March 2007 by Justin Russo | | No Comments »

The 2007 list of nominations for the Annual Urban Music Awards has been released in time for the July 7 ceremony. The Urban Music Awards will be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York and will be attended by more than 2,500 Artist, DJs, producers, promoters, record labels executives and urban and hip hop music fans from across the country.

Xzibit features in the “Best TV Show” category for the highly popular MTV show, “Pimp My Ride”. Xzibit will face stiff competition with the likes of Dave Chappelle and his worldwide parody comedy series “The Dave Chappelle Show”. Xzibit is also up against Ice T with “Ice T’s Rap School” and Nick Cannon’s “Wild and Out”.

Celebrating its 5 year anniversary in 2007, the Urban Music Awards USA is proud to launch in the US with the Urban Music Awards has been a successful award ceremony which started in the UK in 2003 and to date is the only ceremony which is 100% nominated and voted for by the public. The ceremony was born out of the need to recognize the achievement of Hip Hop, R&B, Soul and urban music artist, labels, radio stations, within different countries and continents around the world.

The Urban Music Awards is the 1st and only worldwide people’s choice awards ceremony. It’s an awards ceremony who has gained credibility by turning ‘music buyers’ to ‘decision makers’ giving them the power to decide on who gets nominated and who gets to win one of our coveted trophies. We have been accepting nominations and have received a total of 570,000 submissions by urban music lovers from the USA, Europe and Asia and we are proud to announce these year’s nominees.

The 2007 nominees for the Urban Music Awards USA are:
Artist of the Year
John Legend
Nelly Furtado

Best Album
Akon – Konvicted
Bobby Valentino – Special Occasion
Ciara – The Evolution
Diddy – Press Play
Lupe Fiasco – Food
Nas – Hip hop Is Dead

Best Collaboration 2007
Birdman feat. Lil’ Wayne – Stutin Like My Daddy
Busta Rhymes feat. Mary J Blige, Missy, Papoose
Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole – Last Night
Fat Joe feat. Lil’ Wayne – Make It Rain
Ludacris feat. Mary J Blige – Runaway Love

Best Entrepreneur
Jimmy ‘Henchmen’ Rosemond
Micheal ‘Blue’ Willams
Russell Simmons
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs

Best Female Group
Danity Kane
The Pussycat Dolls

Best Gospel Act
Alan Jackson
Ce Ce Winans
Kirk Franklin
Mary Mary
Patti Labelle

Best Hip Hop Act 2007
Jim Jones
The Game

Best International Latino Act
Daddy Yankee
Hector Bambino

Best International Reggae Act
Beenie Man
Busy Signal
Sean Paul
Stephen and Damien Marley

Best Male group
Gnarls Barkley
Pretty Ricky
The Black Eyed Peas
Ying Yang Twins

Best Music Video
Cassie – Long Way to Go
Jay Z – Lost Ones
Kelis – Bossy
Ne-Yo – Sexy Love
Rihanna – Unfaithful

Best Neo Soul Act
Corrine Bailey Rae
India Arie
Musiq Soulchild

Best Newcomer 2007
Corrine Bailey Rae
Lady Sovereign
One Chance

Best R&B Act
Justin Timberlake

Best Radio Station
Hot 97 (New York)
Hot 99.3 (Austin, Texas)
Power 106 (Los Angeles)
Q 104.7 (Ventura)
XM Raw 66 (Satellite Radio)

Best TV Show
Dave Chappelle – The Dave Chappelle Show
Ice T – Ice T’s Rap School
Nick Cannon – Wild and Out
Xzibit – Pimp My Ride

Best US Radio DJ
Angie Martinez
Cipha Sounds
Fatman Scoop
Funkmaster Flex
Kay Slay

Best Video Model/Dancer
Gloria Verez
Melyssa Ford
Tanya (From Tony Yayo Video)

Most Inspiring Act 2007
Lupe Fiasco

Lifetime Achievement (To be announced)

Outstanding Achievement (To be announced)

XzibitCentral.com would like to wish Xzibit the best of luck in the 2007 Urban Music Awards!

New Crip Walk Videos to Download on XzibitCentral.com!

Posted 17 March 2007 by Justin Russo | | No Comments »

6 New Crip Walk videos have been added to XzibitCentral.com for you to download!

To check out the new videos, go to http://www.xzibitcentral.com/cwalk.php (or click “Crip Walk Video” from the menu on the left of this page) and click on the pictures to start the videos!

Enjoy the new clips!

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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 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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