Xzibit Takes Young De to Dr. Dre’s House, De Finds Himself Rapping in Front of Snoop Lion, The D.O.C. & Fred Wreck
Posted 23 May 2013 | | 1 Comment »
Xzibit recently introduced his young protege Demrick aka Young De, to West Coast's finest Dr. Dre.
Xzibit reached out to Young De one day with an offer he could not pass up: "He called me up one day and said, 'We're going to Dre's house,'" Demrick says during an interview with SkeeTV. "He said, "Just come, ride along and let's see what happens.'"
The pair arrived at Dr. Dre's house where Xzibit introduced De as quite possibly the West Coast's next big artist. Before long, Young De found himself kicking it in Dre's kitchen "He's going around and he's kind of just playing instrumentals in his kitchen at his house," Demrick says of Dre. "He looked at me. He asked me, 'What do you got?'". As Young De started rapping, a crowd including Snoop Lion, The D.O.C. and Fred Wreck gathered in Dre's kitchen, Demrick says. Then, Dre pitted Demrick against another rapper, whom he did not identify.
Young De notes he was surprised at how the meeting with Dre played out. "You think you're going to press play for him and you're going to play some records," Demrick says. "You don't think it's going to come down to Dre, Snoop, everybody. Xzibit's in the corner saying, 'You're killing it. You're doing your thing.' You never think it's going to come down to a boom box a beat and what you got."
For more information on Young De go to IamDemrick.com
Xzibit Celebrates Launch of Bonita Platinum Tequila with Dr. Dre, Mel-Man, Snoop Dogg at Hyde Bellagio, Las Vegas
Posted 09 March 2013 | | 1 Comment »
On March 2, successful hip-hop star turned business mogul Xzibit hosted a private, invite-only affair at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas to celebrate the launch of his newest business endeavor, Bonita Platinum Tequila.
The star, who endorses and co-owns the premium beverage line, was joined at the Sin City Hot spot by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.
Looking stylish in a tuxedo, Xzibit greeted and posed for photos with his guests before joining the celebration inside where he caught up with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Mel-Man, King Tee and other friends at an intimate table tucked in a corner.
Xzibit’s guests sipped specialty Bonita Platinum Tequila cocktails such as the X-tini and Bonita Rita while they enjoyed unrivaled views of the famous Fountains of Bellagio.
At the conclusion of the private event, clubgoers flooded the venue ready for a night of fun. Xzibit and a small group of friends settled into a plush VIP booth beneath Hyde’s dramatic fireplace where they continued to enjoy the night.
Later in the evening, Xzibit surprised the packed nightclub by jumping on the mic from the DJ booth. “I am so excited to be launching Bonita Platinum Tequila here tonight at Hyde Bellagio. Make some noise!” He said before rapping alongside beats spun by DJ Konflikt. Virgin Records’ Executive Ron Fair also attending in support of Xzibit’s Bonita Platinum Tequila launch. The crowd and club patrons were also treated to an impromptu rendition of a song from Xzibit’s latest album, Napalm. They then returned to their VIP booth where they continued to celebrate into the early morning hours.
Posted 13 November 2012 | | No Comments »
Xzibit brought two forces integral to his music career together on "Napalm": Dr. Dre and The Likwit Crew. He tells DubCNN how and why he did it. On his recently-released album, Napalm, Xzibit attracted a lot of attention for his song "King Louis XIII." The Dr. Dre-produced record features early Xzibit mentors Tha Alkaholiks and King Tee, who joined him in the Likwit Crew.
X explained to DubCNN.com how the song came together, especially since it was independently released on X's EMI-distributed Open Bar imprint. "First, you gotta get the track and I ain’t talking about him just giving you the beat! Dr. Dre gotta give you the beat and the paperwork with his signature on it and he’s got to give you the files. Once I saw Rob come in the studio with the hard drives, I knew I was in there!," said the rapper with a laugh.
Xzibit, who worked extensively with Dr. Dre on his Restless and Man Versus Machine albums years ago, continued, "First of all, he’s one of my mentors, someone I look up to and someone I always confided in when it comes to this music shit – and the personal shit too, I consider him a friend. So when it came to doing this record, he gave me the beat and said if I can do something with it [to go ahead]. I brought the beat up in the studio and we got down with King Tee and Tha Alkaholiks. I told them we’ve got to do this and submit it to Dre and see if we can make this happen. So all the things fell into place, Dr. Dre blessed the track and it was good to get Alkaholiks and King Tee in the studio one time. I don’t think we’ve ever done a whole record like that! So for everybody to be on the same track under the banner of my album, it’s like coming home!"
Napalm is in stores now.
Read the full interview at DubCNN.com.
Xzibit announces leaked track ‘Xzibit Ft King T & Tha Alkaholiks – Louis XIII (Prod. by Dr. Dre)’ is not the final album version
Posted 26 August 2012 | | No Comments »
Xzibit announced today to XzibitCentral.com that the leaked track ‘Xzibit Ft King T & Tha Alkaholiks – Louis XIII (Prod. By. Dr. Dre)’ was not leaked by Xzibit or his management and wants everyone to know that this is not the album version of the track. Xzibit noted this version of the track does not do it justice and the album version, available on release of Napalm on October 9, is a cut above the version of this track that has surfaced on the internet.
Stay tuned to XzibitCentral.com for more Napalm news in the lead up to October 9. If you have missed anything here is a run down of the Napalm news announced to date:
Posted 25 April 2012 | | No Comments »
Xzibit recently spent some time at the Coachella music festival and here are some pictures from the event:
Xzibit With Dr. Dre at Coachella
Xzibit with Eminem at Coachella
Xzibit with Snoop Dogg at Coachella