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Xzibit hypes up the Monster T1 headphones

There’s a lot of musicians that have their names associated with headphones, especially with Monster headphones. The Monster Tron T1 headphones may not have his name attached to them, but Xzibit is the celebrity that’s spending his time hyping them up.

X-to-the-Z is working closely with Monster for all it’s gaming lineup (as part of the Monster Game brand), and the T1 headphones are just the first of that line. Xzibit claims there’ll be more to come by the end of 2012 including controllers and game-specific HDMI cables. Unfortunately those headphones have been delayed several times over as Monster has had to tweak the design quite a bit over the past year, the aesthetics are about the same, however.

With the T1 headphones the big deal is that it will give you more precise locations of sound. So, as Xzibit put it, you can hear when someone is to your right but above you compared to other headphones where you might just hear them to your right. It would theoretically give you an advantage in shooters like Modern Warfare 3 compared to someone who would be using Turtle Beach headphones, for example. Or, as Xzibit put it: “why be a Turtle when you can be a Monster?”

Of course, you can also use the T1 headphones for listening to music. They actually ship as standard headphones, and turn into gaming headphones with the additional Game Box mixer. The sound, from the few times I’ve listened to the headphones since they were announced, it pretty great even for music, plus they looks cool when they light up.

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Pictures credit to http://www.ryannotch.com/

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

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:

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Article source: AutoGuide

Xzibit to star in new movie entitled ‘Code Name: Geronimo – Killing Bin Laden’

The cast for the Seal Team Six project Code Name: Geronimo has been announced as Variety reports that Cam Gigandet, William Fichtner, Robert Knepper, Kenneth Miller, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodriguez, Eddie Kaye Thomas and Xzibit have all signed on.

The film, written by Kendall Lampkin and to be directed by John Stockwell, is based on the military incursion into Osama bin Laden's compound from the perspective of a small contingent of Navy SEALS. The film takes a look inside their lives as tensions rise between them until they learn the identity of their latest target, whose code name is Geronimo.

Gigandet, Knepper, Mount, Rodríguez, Xzibit and Miller will compose the SEAL team with Fichtner, Robertson and Thomas serving as CIA operatives.

When Xzibit confirmed via his Twitter account that he is to be in the film, a member of XzibitCentral.com staff did some searching and found a movie poster for the movie:

Stay tuned for more information about the movie here on XzibitCentral.com.

Xzibit Thanks Fans For Support During Dad’s Illness

Rapper Xzibit has taken to Twitter.com to thank fans for their outpouring of support following his father's hospitalisation.

The hip-hop star, real name Alvin Joiner, dashed to his father's hospital bedside in New Mexico on Sunday (22 Jan 12) after alerting followers to the fact his dad had undergone surgery to amputate a leg due to complications with diabetes.
 
Xzibit was inundated with kind words and messages from fans after the news broke and he has since expressed his gratitude to his devotees.
 
In a tweet on Monday (23 Jan 12), he wrote, "Thanks to all of the loved ones sending support and well wishes for my dad. We fully appreciate it."
 
He later added, "At Physical Training with pops, he's doing really well. This facility is doing wonders. He is in good spirits."

Source: http://www.contactmusic.com/news/xzibit-thanks-fans-for-support-during-dads-illness_1286589

Xzibit discusses Monster’s T1 Gaming Headset at CES 2012

Xzibit has featured at this years International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – a major technology-related trade show held each January in the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

On Tuesday at the Monster booth, Xzibit was on hand to take photos with fans, as well as tell them all about the company's T1 gaming headset.

The product was originally announced last year, but had its release date pushed back when Monster decided to make some "renovations" on them.

The T1 has 40mm drivers, as well as stylish noise-cancelling ear cups that light up Tron style. It is set for a global releases, and has a price tag of $350.

Check out the video below, as Xzibit tells all about the T1

Source: http://www.marketnews.ca/content/index/page?pid=10643