Posted 20 February 2006 by Justin Russo | |
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So we listened, and we’ve added a few more high quality videos to the website!
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Posted 30 December 2005 by Justin Russo | |
MTV and West Coast Customs have amicably split, ending a relationship that helped create “Pimp My Ride”, one of the most successful television shows for music television network.
MTV has confirmed that the network and West Coast Customs have split amicably over owner Ryan Friedlinghause’s concerns about his company’s image.
The new show will air on The Discovery Channel and is being developed with the producers of “American Chopper” and “American Hot Rod.”
The untitled show will focus on private jets, helicopters, tour buses and other high-end vehicles.
“We’ve had a great experience with Ryan,” said MTV spokesman David French. “Everyone in that garage is very talented and we wish them all the best.”
Discovery Channel representatives confirmed the new project.
West Coast Customs’ new headquarters will be based in a 21,000 square foot corporate-style building/warehouse in an industrial park in Corona, which has a thriving auto industry.
“Pimp My Ride”, hosted by rapper Xzibit, debuted in March 2004 and quickly became one of MTV’s most watched shows.
The 30-minute series featured West Coast Customs taking worthless cars and tricking them out to the tune of $20,000.
A version of the show debuted in the U.K. earlier this year.
Posted 27 December 2005 by Justin Russo | |
Jennifer Aniston has nothing but praise for Xzibit’s acting skills — and all he had to do was hold a gun to her head.
“First of all, you’d think that this guy, holding a big old gun at your head …” Aniston said, referring to a scene in which they both appear in “Derailed” (see “Xzibit Insists He Had Nothing To Do With Brad And Jennifer’s Split”). “[But] he was so afraid that he was hurting me, and I kept saying, ‘Just go for it!’ I felt like he had the hesitation every once in a while.
“He’s really one of the sweetest guys on the planet,” she continued. “He’s a really good actor.”
“They’re both really fantastic actors,” Clive Owen said of his co-stars Xzibit and RZA. “The stuff they do in the movie is fantastic. You know, the relationship I’ve got with RZA in the movie is one of the key relationships. RZA’s a very, very smart and talented guy.”
Vincent Cassel, who plays a criminal in the flick, says he’s been a fan of both X and Wu-Tang for years.
“It was interesting,” he said. “I was surprised at how good they were in the movie and how humble they were. It’s like, suddenly you don’t have rap stars coming on the set — you have actors trying to make it the best they can. I really liked that humility about both of them.”
Posted 27 December 2005 by Justin Russo | |
HOLLYWOOD — Xzibit wants to make something very real clear about the future of his music career: mainly, that there will be one.
“I’m not done. I’m far from done,” the rapper said on the set of Korn’s “Twisted Transistor” video, in which he impersonates the band’s bassist, Fieldy (see “Lil Jon, Snoop, Xzibit, David Banner Star In New Korn Video”). “I’m taking [the film roles] as they come, but I’m still focused on my music,” X said.
In fact, the West Coast rap star and his clique, Strong Arm Steady, just released an album last week, an independent venture titled Strong Arm Steady Presents: The Collectors Edition Vol. I. The LP features the best freestyles and mixtape cuts from X and his band of MCs: Mitchy Slick, Phil the Agony and Krondon. Talib Kweli, Planet Asia and Chace Infanet also make appearances on the album.
“We been bubblin’ in the Los Angeles underground for years,” X said. “So now we’re out here just making the music we want to make and this is our first step forward with that.”
The West Coast rapper, who recently parted ways with Columbia Records, insists that despite the setback, he will eventually be releasing a follow-up to 2004′s Weapons of Mass Destruction, which had some harsh commentary about President George W. Bush (see “Xzibit Joins The Anti-Bush Fray With New LP, Compares Iraq To Detroit”).
“We’ve been workin’ on that right now. I haven’t come to a place where I can say where I’m gonna put it through yet, but still, we constantly workin’ on the music,” X said. “And you never know who’s in there with us. I won’t let any cats out of any bags, but we’re always in the studio workin’.”
Meanwhile, you can get your Xzibit fix when the first of his two films on deck hits theaters on November 11. The rapper has a small role in “Derailed,” which tracks two business executives, played by Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen, who are blackmailed by a violent criminal. X will play a man named Dexter, who is part of an elaborate scheme. Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is also featured in the flick, starring as a mailroom clerk who turns out to be an ex-con (see “Xzibit Insists He Had Nothing To Do With Brad and Jennifer’s Split”).
Then there’s “The Gridiron Gang,” featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Sean Porter, a probation officer who forms a football team in hopes of reforming a group of troubled youth by teaching them the value of teamwork.
“It’s not about football. It’s more or less about kids in troubled backgrounds in this group-home facility and instead of rehabilitating them the regular state way, we give them the option to play football instead,” explained X, who will play the team’s assistant coach.
The film was shot on location in Los Angeles and at Camp Kilpatrick, a real juvenile detention facility, in Malibu, California. It is slated for a November 2006 release.
And of course, X is also busy filming the third and fourth seasons of his MTV wheels-makeover show, “Pimp My Ride.”
— Brandee J. Tecson, with reporting by Corey Moss
Posted 15 November 2005 by Justin Russo | |
Xzibit is set to appear on the “Too Late show” hosted by Adam Carolla on Wednesday November 16. Check it out to see what Xzibit has been up to lately!