Xzibit set to star in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Xzibit is set to star in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

Xzibit is set to star in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. The movie will be released in 2009 and will star Nicolas Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendes and Fairuza Balk.

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Synopsis: After severely injuring his back while saving a prisoner from drowning in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, homicide detective Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage) is promoted to lieutenant, prescribed painkillers and returned to active duty.

A year later, he is addicted to both Vicodin and cocaine. But his responsibilities to the force continue, and when a family of African immigrants is found massacred, Terence is handed the case by his superiors. In the convoluted moral universe in which Terence lives, it’s possible to be a protective boyfriend to his escort girlfriend Frankie (Eva Mendes), look after a witness wanted by a notorious drug dealer (played by car-modifying rapper Xzibit), score drugs from intimidated club kids, regularly hallucinate about reptiles, have a lucky crack pipe and still somehow be charged with protecting the general public.

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Xzibit Interview: Xzibit – The Hunger For More @ HiphopDX

Few artists as lyrically capable as Xzibit have made it to household status. Although Pimp My Ride, acting and Sprite endorsements may have led to Alvin Joiner becoming a celebrity to older generations and non-Hip Hop listeners, Mr. X-to-the-Z’s formula for rhymes, not cars is “putting paint where there ain’t.”

A relatively quiet first half of 2009 has found Xzibit touring throughout Europe. The California-based emcee credits Germany with giving him first plaque 13 years ago, and the Likwit Crew standout used the opportunity, touring with Tash and brethren, to remind everybody – including perhaps himself, that he’s still emersed in the culture that built him.

In a brief but powerful discussion with HipHopDX, Xzibit explains why he’s plotting a return to the Rap of his roots. After the longest delay in his career between albums, read how reaching the fans has touched the rapper’s heart and his hunger for more.

Read the full interview at HiphopDX.com

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New Download: Bishop Lamont takes rappers to ‘chuuch’ with Dr. Dre, Xzibit

Perpetual West Coast next-to-bat rapper Bishop Lamont climbs up from limbo to deliver scriptures once again. “Hallelujah” appears to be the latest leak from Bishop Lamont’s highly anticipated debut album, The Reformation. Bishop Lamont is the long-time protege of legendary rap producer and West Coast icon Dr. Dre, an association that builds excitement for his debut to feverish levels.

Though the last time Bishop Lamont was in the news, it was for rumors that he had been dropped from Dre’s Aftermath imprint. After some back and forth between VladTV, who originally broke the story, and Bishop Lamont, fans were left confused as to the rapper’s current status with Dr. Dre and Aftermath.

Bishop Lamont “Hallelujah” (ft. Xzibit)[prod. Dr. Dre]

The leak of “Hallelujah” would seem to allay fears that Bishop had been dropped. In the song, he raps from the position of preacher and educates the congregation about fake rappers. Xzibit hops on the hook, playing the role as another preacher (or assistant?). Dr. Dre rounds out the concept with a fire-and-brimstone, apocalyptic beat featuring some really hard drums and eerie church choir singing. Bishop sticks to pretty standard subject matter–fake gangsters and the demonic Hollywood influence–but he also sticks to his concept, which makes it really fresh. Hopefully, The Reformation sees the light of day, unlike so many other Aftermath projects.

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UPDATE: Xzibit’s European tour dates

A few new shows have been added to Xzibit’s 2009 tour. Here are the dates that Xzibit will be appearing live:

Xzibit’s 2009 European Tour Schedule (US dater format):
4.29.09 – Bergen Norway
4.30.09 – Warsaw Poland

5.1.09 – Basel Switzerland
5.2.09 – Lausanne Switzerland
5.3.09 – Oldham, UK
5.3.09 – Bradford,Uk
5.4.09 – Newcastle, Uk
5.6.09 – Odense Denmark
5.7.09 – Athens Greece
5.8.09 – Oslo Norway
5.9.09 – Barcelona, Spain
5.11.09 – Sofia, Bulgaria
5.12.09 – Tbilisi, Georgia
5.13.09 – off In Amsterdam
5.14.09 – off in Amsterdam
5.15.09 – Bucharest, Romania
5.16.09 – Madrid, Spain

6.7.09 – National Orange Show, USA

7.11.09 – Prague, Czech Republic
7.12.09 – Denver Coliseum, USA

Go out there and catch one of Xzibit’s live performances if he comes to a city near you!
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