Xzibit reacted to news Barack Obama has been elected the 44th U.S. President on his blog at MySpace. The Los Angeles based rapper writes:
Wow. imagine that. I am blown away. I saw in my life time, a BLACK man… Elected by a LAND SLIDE as PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. This sends a very strong and powerful message to people of ALL race, color, and creed. There are a lot of people that did not want to see this happen, mostly out of fear and ignorance but mainly out of ignorance. It has been a very stress filled 8 years we have lived thru with the last president in office and it was scary to make the changes we have. No doubt. Watching FOX News was funny as hell tonight, those folks spent the whole election process tearing PRESIDENT OBAMA down, and then announcing his nomination. It was like watching the racist guy explain how they are NOT racist because they had a best friend that was black in high school. (lets keep it real) Is this a victory for black people, no…this is a victory for ALL people.
Xzibit checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace on Tuesday (November 4) after voting in today’s U.S. elections. The Los Angeles based rapper tells readers:
This morning I got up @ 5am and rolled out of bed because today is very important. I got a cup of coffee (I never drink coffee) and went to my polling place. I was 3rd in line behind two old ladies. We talked and laughed and made jokes. We counted the people as they came to the line after we had got bored of talking to each other, there was 100 to 150 people in a matter of 30 min. I of course voted for McCain! NOT! LOL. THAT was funny. BARACK OBAMA WILL BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Mark my words. If he loses it wont be an act of god, quite the opposite, it would be an act of evil. I don’t really have a strong political opinion all the time, simply because the government and the system has let me and my homies down SOOOO many times.
Xzibit checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@xzibit) on Wednesday (October 29), discussing his brother’s release from prison and the tragic shooting deaths of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew. He writes:
After 15 years in the pen my older brother just came home, and if you have all my albums you will find the long journey documented on wax. I am really glad he made it (since so many of us don’t) out of the penitentiary. He is having to adjust to regular life as we know it. Keep in mind it’s been 15 years, so he has to learn about the internet, email, new Jordans, YouTube, Mac computers, Vegas, etc etc. It’s going to be a journey. But to me, it seems like I’M more excited for him to be home than he is. I have a lot of down ass homies, but I only have one brother, so after paying his debt to society I am glad to have him home in one piece, even tho he’s been shot 3 times. I can’t go into detail about how he was locked up in the first place…. so don’t ask, But what I can tell you is that now I have 4 eyes instead of 2, I have 2 minds instead of 1, this is a step in a direction to reconnect my family how it’s supposed to be. I hope he has a smooth transition into life and I will tell you how it goes as we go thru it. On a darker note, please pray for Jennifer Hudson. No need to explain what for. I am shocked at all of the events that have happened to her and her family and I am going to pray for peace and JUSTICE in all of the that. Take care and look at all the candy your kids get BEFORE they eat it during this holiday season, we are living in crazy times ladies and gents, just to be safe.
Alvin “XZIBIT” Joiner
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
Rap acts on television this week include:
Young Jeezy, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ (MTV) on Monday.
Birdman, who visits ‘Rap City’ (BET) on Monday.
Shwayze, who visits ‘TRL’ (MTV) on Tuesday.
LL Cool J, who visits ‘Rap City’ (BET) on Tuesday and performs with The-Dream on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ on Thursday.
Nas, who visits ‘The Colbert Report’ (Comedy Central) on Wednesday.
Soulja Boy, who guest hosts ‘106 & Park’ (BET) on Wednesday.
Bun B and Twista, who visit ‘Rap City’ (BET) on Thursday.
Yung Berg, who visits ‘106 & Park’ (BET) on Friday.
Xzibit, who visits ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Friday.
Xzibit checked in on his MySpace (@xzibit) on Monday (May 26) with some heartbreaking news. He writes:
ITS 4:32AM AND I HAVE SOME BAD NEWS……..
As you all know I told shared with you the announcment of my newborn son Xavier Kingston Joiner on May 15th and also informed you that he was born prematurly. Well this week was extremly difficult for him because his lungs were not strong enough to handle regular oxygen on his own. Xavier passed away this morning at 3:30am and I must tell you this, it is unatural for a parent to bury a child. I am telling you this because of the same reason I tell you when I’m having great times, life is too short to be fake. Hold on to your kids if you have them, protect them and show them you love them everyday you wake up and see them, don’t take a second you get to hug them teach them and care for them for granted. You can have all the material wealth in the universe but it is NOTHING compared to having your family. I am thankful for all of my blessings and I’m not one to question God’s perfect plan, so I leave you with great love and thanks for the love that was sent earlier on my pervious blog to my son. Of course I need to take some time and handle my loss, STAY FOCUSED PEOPLE. It’s not promised to any of us.
Xzibit performed on stage at the Tokyo leg of the Live Earth series of concerts, at Makuhari Messe, Chiba on Saturday (July 7) in Tokyo, Japan. Check out pictures from GettyImages (page1 / page2).
Xzibit performed on stage at The Metro on Friday (June 29) in Melbourne, Australia. Check out pictures from GettyImages. Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube.
Xzibit checked in with the following blog at Myspace on Tuesday (July 3):
JAPAN: Nippon Ginko 10000
I know you have no idea what that means. It’s the 100 bill in Japan. The decimal point moves two places to the right, that’s why it comes out 10000. All the money is like that so it’s pretty easy to do conversions (just in case you guys are planning on comin to Japan any time soon). My son came to see me while I’m here!! You have no idea how happy I am right now…. I haven’t been home in 2 months so he is really a sight for sore eyes! We don’t have to perform for EARTH LIVE [Live Earth] until Saturday, so we are really just rollin thru sight seeing. We went to a temple today 10 mins from the hotel, It was crazy because we just started walking from the hotel with no guide no translator no map, and ended up at the steps of this HUGE temple. Forgive me for not knowing the name but if you look thru my pics I have one in front of the temple at one of the stone pillars. My lil guy went shopping for electronics and games and toys, he is in heaven. I’m gonna chill and get ready for this show on Sat, Hope you get a chance to check us out… THERE IS NO ‘I’ IN TEAM… BUT THERE IS A ‘M’ AND A ‘E’! Stay focused.
Xzibit performed on MTV’s ‘The Lair’ on Thursday (June 28) at The Metro in Sydney, Australia. Check out pictures from WireImage and GettyImages.