Posted 31 August 2015 | | No Comments »
Xzibit hosted this week’s episode of Dr. Dre’s Beats 1 radio show “The Pharmacy” yesterday (August 29). DJ Battlecat mixed the music.
On the show, Xzibit featured upcoming Compton, California rapper AD, who he took on stage with him at Art of Rap festival in July.
Dr. Dre called about 10 minutes into the program to express his appreciation for Xzibit.
“The show is sounding incredible right now,” he said. “Thank you so much for filling in for me. This shit is crazy. I’m loving it. I’m so happy I made this choice.”
Elsewhere in the two-hour show, Xzibit shares his thoughts on the N.W.A film Straight Outta Compton and the album that the movie is based on.
“Congratulations to our founding fathers, the original members of N.W.A, to break box office numbers in the first weekend,” Xzibit says. “It’s made so much money and so many accolades, got so many nods from different places. I think it’s dope that something so real gets to shine and the attention that it deserves. To personally know these gentlemen after being a fan and then seeing it all come to fruition, it’s deserved. It’s good that something can be so inspiring to so many other people. I remember hearing a story from Dre himself, about how they went and did a show at the Apollo and got booed. And then right after that, they came back and released that album and then the world has been gravitating to them ever since. You never know. It’s a story about never giving up. It’s a story about being who they are and never apologizing for that.”
Xzibit details his relationship with Dr. Dre, which began with his guest verse on Snoop Dogg’s “Bitch Please. The song was produced by Dr. Dre and was on 1999’s No Limit Top Dogg. Sixteen years later, Xzibit was featured on the rapper-producer’s third and allegedly final album, Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre.
“When I got the call from Dre to come do ‘Bitch Please,’ which was the first time we had actually got down and sat face-to-face and worked on something, I ran to the studio,” he says. “I don’t even know if I needed a car to get there. So when I got in the studio, when I laid the track, it became a point of I thanked him for working with me. From there, it was kinda like the relationship built from there. Even since, Dr. Dre’s been a mentor. He’s been a friend. He’s also been somebody I can confide in. To get the call for Compton, it was exciting because he has so many other outlets and so many other emcees that he has access to, for him to see that there’s a special place for my man right here, so the fact that he heard me and envisioned that, it just adds to the fact that what we’re supposed to be doing here is supposed to happen.”
Dr. Dre posted on Instagram to announce the host change prior to the show’s air.
“Even The Dr. needs a vacation,” he wrote. “Mr. X to the Z taking over #ThePharmacy this week.”
Xzibit and Dr. Dre have also been working with Slim the Mobster, a former Aftermath signee, since his release from jail.
Xzibit hosts Open Bar Radio with Soren Baker on Friday nights on 93.5 KDAY.
FVMILY Halloween Bash featuring Xzibit, Jon Connor, Hopsin & more in Santa Ana, CA (Thur, October 30)
Posted 28 October 2014 | | No Comments »
Xzibit will be on stage at The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA for the ‘Funk Volume + Famous present: FVMILY Halloween Bash’ concert featuring other artists including Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jon Connor, Mod Sun, Snow Tha Product, Jarren Benton, SwizZz & DJ Hoppa:
For more information and tickets go to http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5396645&pl=observatory
Posted 30 September 2014 | | 1 Comment »
Xzibit will be on stage at the ‘How The West Was Won’ concert featuring other artists including Snoop Dogg, The Game, E-40, DJ Quik, Glasses Malone, Tha Eastsidaz, Too Short, Problem, Suga Free:
Note: the above flyer has the wrong date – the show is confirmed to be on Saturday 11 October 2014.
For more information and tickets go to http://www.livenation.com/events/387338-oct-11-2014-how-the-west-was-won
Posted 30 September 2014 | | 1 Comment »
Xzibit is hitting the stage on Saturday October 4 in Denver, Colorado at the Gypsy Jane Krunkyard Jubilee:
For more information and tickets go to http://www.gypsyjanefest.com/en/
Posted 25 May 2014 | | No Comments »
Xzibit, Bun B, DJ Drama, Trinidad Jame$ and DJ Dallas Green take to the stage in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park in a never-before-seen line-up to celebrate the explosive arrival of the superstars and supercars of the Gumball Rally 2014 on Thursday June 5th.
Gumball 3000 2014 is kicking off in Miami and travelling across two continents, five countries and one ocean to Ibiza, with 100 rare cars ranging from Lamborghini’s to Batmobile’s, and stars including Eve, Deadmau5, Tinie Tempah, David Hasselhoff and more.
Be one of the lucky few to get up close to the Gumball Rally as it arrives in Atlanta for the first time, and experience the hip hop legends Bun B, Trinidad Jame$, Xzibit and DJ Drama together on stage for the first time.
Doors open 5pm. Acts on stage from 8pm. Start your engines for Gumball 3000. Get your tickets at https://www.freshtix.com/events/gumball3000