Up Close & Personal Interview with Xzibit: Jobs, Cars, Success & the Time Dr.Dre Paid $1Million Dollar Bail to Free Nate Dogg Prior to an Up In Smoke Show
Posted 20 November 2012 | | No Comments »
Xzibit recently sat down with Montreality.com in a very up close and personal interview about Xzibit. The interview touches on subjects such as Xzibit's early life growing up, jobs, video games and his favorite memory of Nate Dogg. Watch the interview below:
In this interview with Montreality, Xzibit speaks about:
- The type of student he was at school (0:15)
- Jobs he had as a teenager growing up (0:34)
- What he spent his 1st big paycheck on (1:18)
- The key to success (1:32)
- His passion for reading & favorite books (2:07)
- What he would call his book, if he were to write one (2:40)
- What he thinks he were in a previous lifetime (3:06)
- His last meal of choice (3:33)
- His favorite cartoon character (3:51)
- His favorite videogames (4:18)
- The worst injury he's every had (4:45)
- His talents besides entertainment (5:18)
- Wanting to collaborate with Ice Cube (5:34)
- What he thinks of Kendrick Lamar (5:40)
- His song 1983 & the situation between him, Eminem & Paul Rosenberg (6:07)
- His memories of the late great west-coast legend Nate Dogg (6:45)
- His legacy, what he hopes to leave behind (8:35)
Thanks to Montreality.com for this Interview.
Xzibit Interview with NFL Pro Player Insiders: Talks Napalm Album, NFL Teams and the Throwback NFL Jersey’s Xzibit Owns
Posted 19 November 2012 | | No Comments »
Xzibit sat down with ProPlayerInsiders.com where Xzibit talks about the new album Napalm, his favorite NFL team and the Throwback NFL Jersey's he has:
Pro Player Insiders: On the title track, “Napalm,” you allude to US troops and filmed some of the music video clips in Iraq. What inspired you to use your song to reflect on the American troops?
XZIBIT: I was raised with some of those values. I always say my dad loved me the only way he knew how and that was through the marine corps. There were a lot of positive things that came from that too but I wouldn’t say it inspired the album; it was just more or less respect for the principle and respect for the values.
PPI: Now let’s talk football. What team are you rooting for this year?
XZIBIT: My favorite team is the Raiders (chuckles).
PPI: Whose jerseys do you rep?
XZIBIT: I got a Montana, Namath, Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, and Walter Payton. I got tons of jerseys but I was rocking them back in the day.
To read or listen to the rest of the interview go to: http://proplayerinsiders.com/xzibit-hip-hop-super-star/
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:
Posted 09 October 2012 | | No Comments »
Xzibit sat down with DubCNN.com to talk about “Napalm“, the creative process behind it, picking the features as well as some of his personal highlights, such as the Dr. Dre-produced and Likwit Crew-assisted “Louis XIII” or the heartfelt “1983“. We also talk about his being a veteran now, nostalgia, and the energy he puts behind his live show. X also gives us some insight on balancing family life vs his music career, and how he feels about the immensely popular “Yo Dawg…” meme that was created about him on the internet.
Here is a section of the interview:
Dubcnn: Your live show has always been an important part of your career. You’ve toured constantly, overseas and back and I’ve seen you bring a lot of artists on tour with you over the years, from Defari to Krondon and now you’ve been riding with Demrick (Young De) for the past few years. What made you keep him as a part of your live show?
X: I mean I like rocking with people that are likeminded and as dedicated as I am. People that really want to come in. Like you said, the live show is really important and I made it hard for people with #1 records that come on after me, you know? I made it difficult. So you level the playing field when you get out on the stage.
If you can do a live show, you can kick anybody’s ass and that’s where we get down. We don’t play man, we get in and we know that the crowd wants to come see a Hip-Hop show and that’s what we do! I’m never to cool or too swaged out to fucking do a great show. *laughs* That’s what it’s about.
Dubcnn: You’ve got a lot of great collaborations on this album, and I noticed that you have a couple of people on there twice, like Game, B-Real or Wiz Khalifa. What was the process behind putting those records together?
X: It was created organically. The music spoke for the features. Once I started the records, I would bring the people that I felt like they need to be on the record, that sounded like they need to be on the record. I kept the features really creative, it’s not just because they’re on the song – they might not be doing no rapping whatsoever. Like WIz sung some shit and then he did a verse on some shit, Game did a hook something and then did a verse on something. It’s different, it’s structured very uniquely and I’m glad that the circle of people that I got on the record sound consistent and sounds like one body of work.
Watch or Read the full interview at DubCNN Exclusive: Xzibit talks Napalm, Family, Live Shows, Dr. Dre and Internet Memes
New Interview: Xzibit talks about his latest world tour, the new album ‘Napalm’ due out in 2012, and his visit to Iraq
Posted 07 December 2011 | | No Comments »
Xzibit recently sat down with AllHipHop.com to talk about his latest world tour, his new album 'Napalm' due out in 2012, and his visit to Iraq to visit the troops and film a music video in the middle of a live war zone.
Here is an extract from the interview:
AllHipHop.com: Did you get to perform for any of the troops when you were over there (Iraq)?
Xzibit: We performed on one of the bases, actually the only base that had U.S. troops and Iraqi troops on the same base. So we got to perform in front of Iraqi people and U.S. troops, so it was incredible to be able to unite people like that even though it was a very intense setting. It was by no means a regular Hip-Hop show that you’re used to.
AllHipHop.com: Yeah, I can only imagine
Xzibit: There’s choppers out there, like real ones and people looking at each other, and everybody’s on edge ‘cause it’s a warzone. For the hour or whatever that we rocked for them, we, at least, was able to let them have a reprise from that mindstate and have something to actually relax with for just a moment, so it was good to be out there with them. It was a morale boost, and they were very excited for us to be there.
We got a lot of great footage. We got to ask the troops what their perception of home is, what they think about home, and what the first thing they’re going to do when they get home is, and we got such a great array of answers. It’s a wide range of answers that’s going to shock a lot of people, but also make a lot of people laugh, a lot of people cry. And it’s good to just have that much conscience, to have people come together and put this album out, and put this footage out the way it needs to be put out.
Read the full interview at: http://allhiphop.com/2011/12/02/xzibit-returns-to-hip-hop-with-a-new-attitude-outlook-and-album/