Xzibit checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@xzibit) on Sunday (September 28). The Los Angeles based rapper writes:
All the way back to Australia on the 1st, for a couple of shows. So today I have rehearsals with all the fellas. In Australia there is a festival called “GRAZZHOPPER FESTIVAL”. It’s a music festival with rock, hip hop, & dance music. That show is in the Geelong region of Aussi land! (you have to Google it for exact location). Then the next day I will be in Sydney, Australia to rock a indoor show. I love to travel and perform in different countries, it opens up so many avenues and thoughts when I get to come back and create new music. My set is a hour long so rehearsals go from 6pm till 10pm tonight.
I take live shows very seriously, I want to bring the album experience to the stage and leave the crowd with a connection, there are TONS of artist who shine on wax but SUCK live… That ain’t kosher. Hip hop is not how good you can market yourself or how many guest appearances you get. It’s how you bring THE MUSIC TO LIFE and how hard you get the crowd rockin’. Call me old school, but that’s what it’s all about. KRS-One said “RAP IS SOMETHING YOU DO, HIP HOP IS SOMETHING YOU LIVE”. Soak that one in and apply it if this is what you want to do with your life. It’s not easy, but it sure is FUN.
RIP: PAUL NEWMAN!!! FOR MORE INFO ABOUT TOURS AND SHOWS GO TO MY WEB SITES! XZIBIT.COM OR XZIBITCENTRAL.COM