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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.

Xzibit Features In ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Cast Replaced In Season 8 Premiere

Posted 27 September 2012 | , , , , | No Comments »

The first episodes of Season 8 of FX's highly successful 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' will see an all new cast for one episode only.

The cast, which is comprised of Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson and creator Rob McEhenney will not be kicking the season off with their usual hijinks. Instead they have been replaced with child actor Haley Joel Osment, Chael Sonnen, Candice Cameron from Full House fame, rapper Xzibit and Andrew Dice Clay in Danny DeVito’s role. Now for those of you who are wondering if you’ve been punked, it looks like you have been as this arrangement is only temporary for the season opener.

In promotion of the upcoming season FX has decided to air a short spot titled 'Has The Sun Finally Set In Philly?' featuring the 'new crew' of Osment, Sonnen, Cameron, and Xzibit discussing the pros of a 'Baby Tan':

The All New Season of 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' airs Thursday October 11.

Trailer For New Movie Featuring Xzibit – ‘Code Name: Geronimo – Killing Bin Laden’

Posted 26 September 2012 | , , , , , | No Comments »

The trailer for ‘Code Name: Geronimo – Killing Bin Laden’ has just hit the internet and we have it for you below. Code Name Genronimo is an action film that focuses on the U.S. Navy SEAL team that killed Osama Bin Laden at his hideout in Pakistan in 2011. The movie will follow the members of SEAL Team 6 through their training for the mission and culminate with the daring nighttime raid on the Bin Laden compound. Xzibit plays the part of a member of the SEAL team. Check out the trailer:

 

‘Code Name: Geronimo – Killing Bin Laden’ will be released in Autumn 2012.

New Xzibit Picture: Xzibit on set shooting Halo 4 promo video

Posted 06 September 2012 | , , , , , | No Comments »

Xzibit is back on set today shooting the promotional video for the next installment of the highly popular video game series, Halo 4:

Xzibit on the set of Halo 4 promo video for xbox

Xzibit recently released the highly anticipated music video for Napalm on Xbox Live. The video is expected to be released online in the next few days so keep it locked to XzibitCentral.com and we will bring you the video for Napalm when it hits the internet!

Xzibit Pimping Rides in the ŠKODA ‘Pimp My Ride’ style TV Commercial

Posted 31 March 2012 | , , , | 3 Comments »

Earlier this year XzibitCentral.com brought you some exclusive pictures taken during the filming of a new Škoda commercial featuring Xzibit.  We can now bring you the finished commercial!

Few true car enthusiasts are able to respect MTV’s Pimp My Ride, but that hasn’t kept it from being a hit with the kids. Big shiny rims and bigger, shinier, TV screens are all it takes to aim a teenybopper’s attention toward a car.

Regardless of the mechanical merit behind the show, or lack thereof, the once-hardcore gangster rapper turned TV personality, Xzibit, quickly became a poster boy for tricked-out transformations. If that image proved one thing since it’s inception in 2005, it’s commercial marketability.

Something about the lowriders of Long Beach and bong-rattling bass that seems to accompany is a recipe for sales success, which is something Volkswagen-owned Skoda Auto of the Czech Republic seems to be aware of.

In one of its latest ads, the automaker features a nerdy-looking white guy pulling up to an obvious imitation of the Pimp My Ride garage called “Czech Coast Customs” and saying “Mr. Xzibit, could you fix my car? Please?”

In seconds, the car is mutilated and dragged out with sparks flying. Then, in typical fashion, Xzibit pulls a cloth off the kid’s new ride, a Skoda Yeti. Watch the commercial below, it’s pretty funny.

Škoda Yeti Commercial – Pimp My Ride

 

 

In case you missed the pictures during the Škoda commercial, which took place a few months ago you can also check them out below:

Xzibit Skoda Commercial 1

Xzibit Skoda Commercial 2

Xzibit Skoda Commercial 3  
Article source: AutoGuide


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