Posted 26 February 2016 | | 3 Comments »
Xzibit is bringing his acting talents to Empire. Mr. X To The Z, born Alvin Joiner, will be appearing on the FOX drama as a rival to Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard).
Deadline reports that:
Xzibit will star as Leslie “Shyne” Johnson aside Terrence Howard’s polarizing character, Lucious. The rapper will embody a music mogul with a close ear to the streets. “Shyne” also has resentment towards Lucious after getting blackballed for his lifestyle. Leslie “Shyne” Johnson is 100% wolf and 100% gangster. He has managed artists, started record imprints and even sold a few units here and there, but his bread and butter always has been — much to his years-long frustration — drugs, guns and extortion. Feeling shut out by the other heavy hitters in the music industry, he carries a big chip on his shoulder, especially for Lucious.
Posted 05 December 2012 | | 2 Comments »
The elusive terrorist meets his demise this January on Blu-ray. In an early announcement retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is preparing 'Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden' for Blu-ray on January 8.
Based on true events, framed by real-time footage, 'Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden' recounts the dramatic behind-the-scenes decisions that brought the world’s most wanted man to justice.
Starring Cam Gigandet ('Burlesque'), Anson Mount (AMC’s “Hell on Wheels”), Freddy Rodriguez ('Grindhouse'), Xzibit ('Derailed'), Kathleen Robertson (The Starz Original Series, “Boss”), Eddie Kay Thomas ('American Pie') and Kenneth Miller ('The Company You Keep'), the feature-length film premiered on the National Geographic Channel on November 4th and the network’s most-watched World Premiere movie in 2012, drawing 2.7 million viewers. America’s very first look at the real story behind the historic manhunt and raid that took down al-Qaeda’s notorious leader, the events portrayed in 'Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden' were vetted by a team of experts, including a recently retired Navy Seal, a top CIA operative, and one of the most renowned bin Laden historians.
The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and a making-of featurette. Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.99.
Posted 02 November 2012 | | No Comments »
Mr. X to the Z, Xzibit joined Maria Quiban to talk about his new album Napalm and his work in the upcoming movie about Osama Bin Laden's death on MrFOXLA.
Watch the interview below:
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (formally known as Code Name: Geronimo) to be Released Sunday November 4
Posted 07 October 2012 | | No Comments »
On Sunday, November 4, two days before the Presidential Election, the National Geographic Channel will broadcast “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden.” Directed by John Stockwell, the film depicts, obviously, the events leading up to the killing of the al-Qaeda leader by a team of United States Navy SEALs on May 2, 2011. The film was formally known as Code Name: Geronimo.
The cast of “Seal Team Six” includes Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Robert Knepper, William Fichtner, Freddy Rodriquez, the rapper Xzibit, Kathleen Robertson, “American Pie” alumnus Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Kenneth Miller. Xzibit plays the part of a member of the SEAL team. Check out the trailer:
New Xzibit Interview – Xzibit Speaks On: New Album ‘Napalm’, Hosting The TV Show ‘Pimp My Ride’ & New Movie ‘Code Name: Geronimo’
Posted 06 October 2012 | | No Comments »
Xzibit sat down with The Tribune to discuss Xzibit's new album Napalm, Pimp My Ride and the new movie 'Code Name: Geronimo'. Read the full interview at Sanluisobispo.com.
Xzibit is set to perform at Fall Frenzy concert at Pozo Saloon, Pozo, CA on Sunday October 7:
“You can’t count me out,” the gravel-voiced rapper said. “I’m here. I’m stronger than ever. I’m coming to (mess) you up.” Xzibit reiterates that message in his aggressive new album, “Napalm,” his first since 2006’s “Full Circle.” “This is the time, the opportunity for me to come back and (succeed),” said Xzibit, who performs Sunday at the second annual Fall Frenzy at the Pozo Saloon alongside Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, DMX and other hip hop acts.
Xzibit touched on the days where he hosted the highly successful TV show 'Pimp My Ride':
In 2004, Xzibit found widespread fame as the wisecracking host of MTV’s “Pimp My Ride.” On the makeover show, Los Angeles auto shop West Coast Customs transformed dilapidated vehicles into dream rides tricked out with all the latest toys — everything from a plasma television to an espresso maker.
“There was an element of wish fulfillment,” Xzibit said, an aspect that set “Pimp My Ride” apart from other reality series at the time. “Other shows were based on somebody’s humiliation or personal flaw…. (In our case) the shock value was somebody receiving something.”
Xzibit described the popularity of “Pimp My Ride,” which went off the air in 2007, as a “double-edged sword.” “Those people see me on the street and expect me to fix their car,” he quipped.
“They think I act a certain way, like I’m jovial all the time. … ‘There’s that cute grizzly bear. Let me go and pet him.’”
Xzibit discussed the upcoming movie 'Code Name: Geronimo' and the documentary he shot while in Iraq with US Troops:
His upcoming film “Code Name: Geronimo,” co-starring Cam Gigandet and Anson Mount, follows the Navy SEAL team that took down Osama Bin Laden.
Xzibit hopes to eventually follow in the footsteps of rapper-turned-actor Ice-T, star of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and Cube, who parlayed his hip hop fame into a number of film and TV franchises (“Are We There Yet?”, “Barbershop” and “Friday”).
“I can only do so many co-starring roles, I can only do so many guest appearances before I wear out my welcome,” Xzibit said. “My next step in movies (is to) put out my own project.”
Meanwhile, he’s embarking on a new chapter in his music career with “Napalm,” which features collaborations with the likes of E-40 and Wiz Khalifa. Xzibit filmed the music video for the rock-flavored title track during a recent tour of Iraq. “It was literally the perfect backdrop for the aggression of the record,” said Xzibit, who shot a four-part documentary about his trip. “When I went to Iraq and put a visual to it, I realized, ‘This is the backbone to the record. This is where the power lies.’”
Xzibit's new album 'Napalm' hits stores in the US on October 9. Keep it locked to XzibitCentral.com for more Napalm news, tour dates and exclusives.