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Xzibit Nabbed In Guam For Weed Possession

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Rapper Xzibit was reportedly cited in Guam on Sunday for possession of marijuana as he was scheduled to perform for fans in the country.

The apprehension occurred at the Guam International Airport Authority and, according to local NBC Channel 8, the rapper admitted to having the small amount of the illegal substance.

As he arrived in Guam, a K-9 dog reportedly smelled the rapper’s luggage and alerted officials, who did search of the bags. About two grams of marijuana were allegedly found inside of Xzibit’s clothing.

The California resident is expected to be fined for the weed, but official charges have yet to be released. He’ll likely be charged with possession of less than an ounce of a controlled substance and should not serve any jail time. If he chooses to dispute the charges, that could change.

One custom official told Channel 8, “He was very good-natured that morning [and] even declaring that he had it and he was smoking [the marijuana]. Very seldom [do we] we find people being caught [and confess]…the very first thing is deny, deny, deny. He was very relaxed about it.”

Xzibit went on to perform for hundreds of fans in Guam despite the infraction.

Xzibit & Ice Cube On XXX Soundtrack

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Xzibit & Ice Cube will feature on the soundtrack for “XXX: State of the Union,” which is due out on April 19th on Jive. The set will include Korn and Xzibit’s newly recorded cover of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” along with a new track from Ice Cube, “Anybody Seen the Po-Po”. “XXX: State of the Union” opens April 29th in the U.S. and stars Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Defoe and Xzibit. Check the : Official Site.

Xzibit Gets His Career Pimped

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LA based rapper Xzibit has steadily maintained his status as one of hip-hop’s more enduring figures but he still gives a lot of the credit to his hit MTV show, “Pimp My Ride” for jumpstarting his career.

“It made me visible,” he said of the show. “I still have the same perspectives and views as far as my music. Now we are just so excited to be exposed like that. I have a good team with me. I’m actually doing something that’s positive on TV.”

The Xzibit also hopes that his new album gets the opportunity to advance his standing in the rap community with the Timbaland-produced “Hey Now (Mean Mugging).”

“It was my first time working with [Timbaland] and it came out crazy. The album was very topical and well rounded and to introduce this album as an attention grabber was good. It was real fun track. The video concept was put together by Benny Boom at the last minute and he put it together,” he said.

Weapons of Mass Destruction, X’s fifth album, hit stores last week and has guest appearances by Busta Rhymes, Nate Dogg and Strong Arm Steady, a group that includes Xzibit.

“It’s centered around my crew Strong Arm Steady Gang,” he admitted. “I feel like its good to come with such a good album at this point of my career so I’m excited about that.”

“[Strong Arm Steady] is the premiere emcees coming out of the West Coast [and] they have everything it takes to be stars. I’ve taken them all around the world with me. And they are seasoned in and out the studio,” he explained.

Weapons of Mass Destruction is out now.

So-Urban Xzibit Interview

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So-Urban has just completed an interview with Xzibit. Its a good read so check it out by clicking here!

Xzibit, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston? What?

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Yes, Xzibit did get a chance to spend some quality time with Jennifer Aniston in foreign lands. Yes, he was trying to leave a lasting impression on her. But nooooooo! He had no part in her breakup up with Brad. “I had nothing to do with it, I like ’em a little thicker,” X said with a big laugh in Los Angeles. X-to-da-Z and Jenny-from-the-apartment were not up to any monkey business; the two were filming the thriller “Derailed” in London.

“It was all work for me,” X said. “Being around seasoned actors was an incredible environment to work in. Mikael Håfström was the director. He’s a really big established director in Sweden. This is his big drama. It’s a twisted plot, it’s dangerous, it has all the makings of a classic.”

Xzibit was cast as a guy named Dexter. “Yeah, Dexter,” X laughed. “I play an important part of the plot twist. Just when you think it is, it ain’t.” If you think the Cali king of pimped-out rides has a character name that doesn’t match his look or demeanor, wait till you get a load of his “Derailed” co-star the RZA.

“My character is Winston,” RZA said recently in New York at the Shaolin Temple. “He’s a mailroom clerk, but he’s an ex-con also. Nobody knows he’s an ex-con. I’ve been a messenger in Manhattan before, so I kinda reflected on that messenger mentality to play the role. One thing I did with the character that I think was unique was every time I came onscreen, I would whistle. When the movie is over, I want the people to go away and remember that whistle. I think he was put over as a funny guy in a way, but he had a serious past. That’s not how they wrote it, but that’s how I did it.

“I’m not a great actor yet,” he added. “I took some classes to respect the art. In the movie ‘Derailed,’ you’ll see me trying to show my first character. I’ve been in a few movies before as myself, but you’ll see me as a character. We’ll see how that goes across.”

While Xzibit has some jokes about his dealings with Jennifer Aniston, RZA has some real talk about another star of “Derailed,” Clive Owen.

“Clive really helped me a lot,” RZA said. “He made me feel really comfortable on the set. He paced very well with me when I was delivering the lines. He took time to hang out with me and put me on the right path. I think Clive is about to crack it open with this movie.”

Xzibit and RZA are keeping their feet planted in Hollywood. On April 29, X will appear in “XXX: State of the Union” with Ice Cube, as a weapons specialist (“I get to shoot a hole in the side of the Capitol building with a tank, it’s crazy,” he said with a smile). And RZA is trying to direct his first movie later this year.

“I hope that’s all right for everybody,” RZA said about directing. “I been studying movies for seven years. The [movie is called] ‘The Man With the Iron Fist,’ and I wrote it myself. I’m a kung-fu head. The kung-fu genre hasn’t been explored since the ’70s and ’80s. I think it’ll be nice now that here in America we’re not babies at it anymore. There’s students at our Shaolin Temple that’s as good as some of the students from Asia. Now that America has embraced it and absorbed it, we can produce those kinda things over here.”

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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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