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Xzibit Interviewed by AllHipHop: Talks Empire TV Show, West Coast Hip-Hop & More…

Xzibit Interview @ AllHipHop

AllHipHop chopped it up with the Cali King on his views on Hip-Hop, Hollywood and the great strides he’s made in his career:

Xzibit has seen some of the highest highs Hip-Hop could possibly offer. That notion is quite literal and as well as metaphorical. During his powerful run in rap, Xzibit used to rocked with inebriated icons such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem as well as underground legends like Tha Liks and King Tee. But, never mistake his affiliations with a lack of ability to stand alone. Lyrically, X to tha Z came forth with a West Coast perspective that was completely unique, chock full of lyrics and hard raps.

His ability to forge ahead without his old running mates is exemplified with his present status. Unlike the lot of them, Xzibit has transitioned nicely into a thespian that has appeared in “The X-Files,” “Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden” and now “Empire.” His role as “Shyne” is a sinister nemesis to Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) has captivated audiences.

Read the full interview at AllHipHop.com

‘Getaway’ Q&A Event Hosted By Xzibit

Warner Bros. celebrated the upcoming release of Ethan Hawke thriller, Getaway, in Los Angeles on Tuesday (August 27) with a Q&A session with the film’s director Courtney Soloman and stunt coordinator Charlie Picerni. The event was Hosted by Mr. X to the Z Xzibit. The men discussed the film, its stunts, and the fact that little to no CGI graphics were used in the film’s making… which means that all the stunts were real.

More of the Q&A is still to come, however, we have a few pictures & video from the event, which included special guests such as Formula D series driver Justin Pawlek, the creator of the largest Mustang show in the U.S. John Schultz, and Camee Edelbrock, who raced Mustangs for years alongside her father’s friend, Caroll Shelby.

Getaway stars Hawke as Brent Magna, alongside Selena Gomez. He’s a former racer who is in a race against the clock when his wife is kidnapped by a mysterious villain. He takes over a young woman’s car and takes her on on a high-speed race. It’s in theaters now.

Check out the pictures & the video below:

VIDEO: Getaway special event with Xzibit and director Coutney Solomon

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PICTURES: Xzibit hosting the ‘Getaway’ event.

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Xzibit Carries the Weight: If you go into the wild, you don’t try to tickle the grizzly bears…

Xzibit Carries the Weight​"If you go into the wild, you don't try to tickle the grizzly bears," advises the rapper-actor known as Xzibit.

For eight years, the West Coast hip-hop legend has been besieged almost daily by well-meaning fans expecting the genial genie from his MTV show Pimp My Ride — a wish-fulfillment fantasy program that ran from 2004 to 2007 and tricked out its guests' whips with everything from televisions to bowling ball spinners. Its success introduced Xzibit to a white, bro-heavy audience unfamiliar with his searing, heartfelt raps. An early Internet meme circulated his smiling face accompanying some variation of the phrase: "Yo dawg, I heard you like cars, so we put a car in your car so you can drive while you drive."

"I can usually deflect it or grin and bear it, but I'm human," Xzibit says, speaking from his spacious studio in an inconspicuous office park in Chatsworth, a few miles from his Porter Ranch home.

Read the rest of the interview at http://www.laweekly.com/2012-11-15/music/xzibit-carries-the-weight/

Up Close & Personal Interview with Xzibit: Jobs, Cars, Success & the Time Dr.Dre Paid $1Million Dollar Bail to Free Nate Dogg Prior to an Up In Smoke Show

Xzibit recently sat down with Montreality.com in a very up close and personal interview about Xzibit. The interview touches on subjects such as Xzibit's early life growing up, jobs, video games and his favorite memory of Nate Dogg. Watch the interview below:

In this interview with Montreality, Xzibit speaks about:

– The type of student he was at school (0:15)
– Jobs he had as a teenager growing up (0:34)
– What he spent his 1st big paycheck on (1:18)
– The key to success (1:32)
– His passion for reading & favorite books (2:07)
– What he would call his book, if he were to write one (2:40)
– What he thinks he were in a previous lifetime (3:06)
– His last meal of choice (3:33)
– His favorite cartoon character (3:51)
– His favorite videogames (4:18)
– The worst injury he's every had (4:45)
– His talents besides entertainment (5:18)
– Wanting to collaborate with Ice Cube (5:34)
– What he thinks of Kendrick Lamar (5:40)
– His song 1983 & the situation between him, Eminem & Paul Rosenberg (6:07)
– His memories of the late great west-coast legend Nate Dogg (6:45)
– His legacy, what he hopes to leave behind (8:35)

Thanks to Montreality.com for this Interview.

Xzibit Interview with NFL Pro Player Insiders: Talks Napalm Album, NFL Teams and the Throwback NFL Jersey’s Xzibit Owns

Xzibit sat down with ProPlayerInsiders.com where Xzibit talks about the new album Napalm, his favorite NFL team and the Throwback NFL Jersey's he has:

Pro Player Insiders: On the title track, “Napalm,” you allude to US troops and filmed some of the music video clips in Iraq. What inspired you to use your song to reflect on the American troops?

XZIBIT: I was raised with some of those values. I always say my dad loved me the only way he knew how and that was through the marine corps. There were a lot of positive things that came from that too but I wouldn’t say it inspired the album; it was just more or less respect for the principle and respect for the values.

PPI: Now let’s talk football. What team are you rooting for this year?

XZIBIT: My favorite team is the Raiders (chuckles).

PPI: Whose jerseys do you rep?

XZIBIT: I got a Montana, Namath, Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, and Walter Payton. I got tons of jerseys but I was rocking them back in the day.

To read or listen to the rest of the interview go to: http://proplayerinsiders.com/xzibit-hip-hop-super-star/