Xzibit Sharpens New 'Weapons'
Rapper Xzibit will unveil his new album, "Weapons of Mass Destruction," Dec. 14 via Columbia. The 16-track set features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes on "Tough Guy," Strong Arm Steady on "BewareRapper Xzibit will unveil his new album, "Weapons of Mass Destruction," Dec. 14 via Columbia. The 16-track set features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes on "Tough Guy," Strong Arm Steady on "Beware of Us" and "Crazy Ho," Keri Hilson on the single "Hey Now (Mean Muggin')" and production from Timbaland, Battlecat, Hi-Tek and DJ Muggs, among others.
"Hey Now" and album track "Muthaf***a" can be streamed from Xzibit's official Web site, as can the "Hey Now" video, directed by Benny Boom. Clips from the album have already been peppered through recent episodes of the Xzibit-hosted "Pimp My Ride," one of the top-rated shows on MTV.
The new album will be available in a collector's edition with a bonus DVD, featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes footage in the studio. Also included is a reel of "funniest moments" from "Pimp My Ride" and the "Hey Now" video.
"Weapons of Mass Destruction" is the follow-up to 2002's "Man vs. Machine," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally and No. 3 on The Billboard 200. The set has sold 593,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Away from the mic, Xzibit will be featured alongside fellow rapper Ice Cube in the upcoming film "XXX: State of the Union," which hits U.S. theaters next April. He is also due to appear in the Jennifer Aniston-starring "Derailed," which will feature Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA.