The Beat 10/17: Xzibit Co-Hosts, Obama Talks 'American Idol' Drama
The Beat 10/17: Xzibit Co-Hosts, Obama Talks 'American Idol' Drama

Welcome to the Wednesday, October 17 edition of "The Beat," Billboard.com's daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts.

In today's episode, rapper Xzibit stops by to talk about his new album, "Napalm," and he joins J.B. in dishing about Nelly's recent arrest, Sarah Brightman's trip to space, and President Obama's advice for "American Idol" divas Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Tune in below!

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