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.
Posted 09 September 2012 | | 2 Comments »
The long awaited official video for Xzibit's track Napalm has just hit the internet and we've got it for you right here direct from Xzibit himself! The video was shot by Director Matt Alonzo during the two weeks Xzibit spent in Iraq where Xzibit performed for the US troops, and shot a documentary named 'Coming Home'.
Xzibit has a message for his fans that have been waiting for this video and the new album:
It's been quite some time since I've been able to reach out and give you my creativity. But now I can say, IT'S TIME. #NAPALM
Xzibit – Napalm
Look out for Xzibit's new album Napalm which will be out on iTunes and in the stores on 9th of October!
New Xzibit Video: Filming of the World Premier of the 1st Single from Napalm "Up Out The Way" on Power 106 LA
Posted 06 September 2012 | | 1 Comment »
Xzibit world premiered the first single from Napalm "Up Out The Way" on Power 106 fm NEW@2 with Yesi Ortiz & DJ Felli Fel.
During the show Xzibit talks about how excited he is about releasing his first single single. Xzibit also talks about his experience during his two weeks in Iraq where he shot a documentary called "Coming Home" + the music video of the track "Napalm". He also confirmed that the music video of Napalm will be released on Monday, however, fans who are XBOX live users has already been able to get a sneak peak view of the video.
Watch the interview and the world premiere of "Up Out The Way" below.
Xzibit at Power 106 fm NEW@2
Listen to the first single off Napalm "Up Out The Way" here: http://www.xzibitcentral.com/2012/news/new-xzibit-music-first-single-napalm-up-out-the-way-ft-e40/
Stay tuned on XzibitCentral for the latest news on Xzibit and Napalm.
Posted 31 August 2012 | | 1 Comment »
Xzibit takes us behind enemy lines In Iraq where he filmed the video for the track "Napalm" and performed for the troops.
Look out for the full Napalm video clip that will be posted on XzibitCentral.com on September 4!
Napalm behind the scenes in Iraq
Look out for Xzibit's new album Napalm which will be out on iTunes and in the stores of US at 9th of October, and 8th of October in Europe!
Watch the Trailer for upcoming Xzibit album Napalm – footage shot in Iraq war zone, visiting US soldiers & flying in an Apache helicopter!
Posted 23 August 2012 | | No Comments »
Xzibit – Trailer (Part 1 of 4) for new album "Napalm" Due In Stores Oct. 9
Part 1 of 4 of the trailer for the new album has just been released showing images and video of Xzibit in Iraq, visiting US soldiers, flying in an Apache helicopter, filming the "Napalm" video clip and footage of Xzibit standing in the ruins of Saddam Hussein's destroyed mansions. Get your copy of "Napalm" on October 9.
Xzibit's upcoming album "Napalm" is set to be the biggest album in 2012! Stay tuned for the next 3 Parts to the Napalm Trailer right here at XzibitCentral.com!