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Xzibit Gets His Career Pimped

LA based rapper Xzibit has steadily maintained his status as one of hip-hop’s more enduring figures but he still gives a lot of the credit to his hit MTV show, “Pimp My Ride” for jumpstarting his career.

“It made me visible,” he said of the show. “I still have the same perspectives and views as far as my music. Now we are just so excited to be exposed like that. I have a good team with me. I’m actually doing something that’s positive on TV.”

The Xzibit also hopes that his new album gets the opportunity to advance his standing in the rap community with the Timbaland-produced “Hey Now (Mean Mugging).”

“It was my first time working with [Timbaland] and it came out crazy. The album was very topical and well rounded and to introduce this album as an attention grabber was good. It was real fun track. The video concept was put together by Benny Boom at the last minute and he put it together,” he said.

Weapons of Mass Destruction, X’s fifth album, hit stores last week and has guest appearances by Busta Rhymes, Nate Dogg and Strong Arm Steady, a group that includes Xzibit.

“It’s centered around my crew Strong Arm Steady Gang,” he admitted. “I feel like its good to come with such a good album at this point of my career so I’m excited about that.”

“[Strong Arm Steady] is the premiere emcees coming out of the West Coast [and] they have everything it takes to be stars. I’ve taken them all around the world with me. And they are seasoned in and out the studio,” he explained.

Weapons of Mass Destruction is out now.

Xzibit & Ice Cube On XXX Soundtrack

Xzibit & Ice Cube will feature on the soundtrack for “XXX: State of the Union,” which is due out on April 19th on Jive. The set will include Korn and Xzibit’s newly recorded cover of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” along with a new track from Ice Cube, “Anybody Seen the Po-Po”. “XXX: State of the Union” opens April 29th in the U.S. and stars Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Defoe and Xzibit. Check the : Official Site.

Xzibit Nabbed In Guam For Weed Possession

Rapper Xzibit was reportedly cited in Guam on Sunday for possession of marijuana as he was scheduled to perform for fans in the country.

The apprehension occurred at the Guam International Airport Authority and, according to local NBC Channel 8, the rapper admitted to having the small amount of the illegal substance.

As he arrived in Guam, a K-9 dog reportedly smelled the rapper’s luggage and alerted officials, who did search of the bags. About two grams of marijuana were allegedly found inside of Xzibit’s clothing.

The California resident is expected to be fined for the weed, but official charges have yet to be released. He’ll likely be charged with possession of less than an ounce of a controlled substance and should not serve any jail time. If he chooses to dispute the charges, that could change.

One custom official told Channel 8, “He was very good-natured that morning [and] even declaring that he had it and he was smoking [the marijuana]. Very seldom [do we] we find people being caught [and confess]…the very first thing is deny, deny, deny. He was very relaxed about it.”

Xzibit went on to perform for hundreds of fans in Guam despite the infraction.

Exclusive Xzibit Interview!

We here at Xzibit had the chance to catch up with Xzibit after one of his Australian concerts. Xzibit speaks on topics such as rap beefs, acting roles (including his new movie soon to be released, XXX2), the monthly Rhyme Night, and much more.

To check out the interview page, Click here!