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Xzibit Slaps Australian Promoter For Lack Of VIP treatment

You know things are bad when the headliner gets on stage and leads the crowd in a “F-ck you, Patrick!” chant. It’s a whole other level of bad when you’re the Patrick in question...

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There are few producers in the game as decorated as Virginia-born studio whiz Bink! Breaking into the game in the mid-to-late-1990s, Bink Dawg cut his teeth getting early placements with Blackstreet and working with the likes of Kurupt, U-God, Lil Cease and A+ as the decade wound to a close. But his early hustle caught the eye of the Roc-A-Fella head honchos, and the new millennium brought with it a slew of opportunities with the R-O-C—working on Jay Z's Roc La Familia: The Dynasty and Beanie Sigel's The Truth—as well as with high-profile spitters like Prodigy and Mystikal.

But it was his work on Jay Z's The Blueprint that really pushed his star to a higher level; Bink! bookended the album with opener "The Ruler's Back" and album closer "Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)" as well as contributing "All I Need" right smack in the middle. From 2001 onward, his list of credits reads like a laundry list of legends and hitmakers—Fat Joe, Aaliyah, Diddy, Nate Dogg, Eve, Xzibit, Rick Ross, GZA, LL Cool J, Cassidy, Method Man and Redman, Kanye West, J. Cole, Game, Drake—the list goes on and on, and all along Bink! kept knocking out bangers.

Along the way, he picked up a hell of a story collection, from meeting Rick Ross while the Bawse was an unknown ghostwriter for Trina to personally delivering beats to Prodigy while P was in the hospital. "Prodigy was in the hospital; he goes back and forth [with the sickle cell anemia], and he was sick at the time," Bink! said during a recent phone conversation with XXL. "So I drove to Queens, saw him at the hospital and gave him some music. It was dope—I was just honored to do that, to go that far to make sure he got the music."

But Bink! hasn't slowed down of late. He's the man behind the boards on Rick Ross' "Mafia Music III" off Rozay's sixth album Mastermind, and he's got a crew of producers following in his footsteps under his Humble Monster umbrella. With Ross' Mastermind set to debut at the top of the charts next week, XXL spoke to Bink! about some of his most memorable moments in the studio over the years, from crafting hits with Xzibit to learning his trade with A+ to why working on The Blueprint was unquestionably his favorite work of his career. —Dan Rys (@danrys)
There are few producers in the game as decorated as Virginia-born studio whiz Bink! Breaking into the game in the mid-to-late-1990s, Bink Dawg cut his teeth getting early placements with Blackstreet and working with the likes of Kurupt, U-God, Lil Cease and A+ as the decade wound to a close. But his early hustle caught the eye of the Roc-A-Fella head honchos, and the new millennium brought with it a slew of opportunities with the R-O-C—working on Jay Z's Roc La Familia: The Dynasty and Beanie Sigel's The Truth—as well as with high-profile spitters like Prodigy and Mystikal.

But it was his work on Jay Z's The Blueprint that really pushed his star to a higher level; Bink! bookended the album with opener "The Ruler's Back" and album closer "Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)" as well as contributing "All I Need" right smack in the middle. From 2001 onward, his list of credits reads like a laundry list of legends and hitmakers—Fat Joe, Aaliyah, Diddy, Nate Dogg, Eve, Xzibit, Rick Ross, GZA, LL Cool J, Cassidy, Method Man and Redman, Kanye West, J. Cole, Game, Drake—the list goes on and on, and all along Bink! kept knocking out bangers.

Along the way, he picked up a hell of a story collection, from meeting Rick Ross while the Bawse was an unknown ghostwriter for Trina to personally delivering beats to Prodigy while P was in the hospital. "Prodigy was in the hospital; he goes back and forth [with the sickle cell anemia], and he was sick at the time," Bink! said during a recent phone conversation with XXL. "So I drove to Queens, saw him at the hospital and gave him some music. It was dope—I was just honored to do that, to go that far to make sure he got the music."

But Bink! hasn't slowed down of late. He's the man behind the boards on Rick Ross' "Mafia Music III" off Rozay's sixth album Mastermindand he's got a crew of producers following in his footsteps under his Humble Monster umbrella. With Ross' Mastermind set to debut at the top of the charts next week, XXL spoke to Bink! about some of his most memorable moments in the studio over the years, from crafting hits with Xzibit to learning his trade with A+ to why working on The Blueprint was unquestionably his favorite work of his career. —Dan Rys (@danrys)
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Veteran Producer Bink! On Working With Jay Z, Rick Ross

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Serial Killers (B Real, Xzibit, Demrick) Drop Riotous New “Wanted” Video

After unveiling their new mixtape on Halloween, Serial Killers—the trio of B Real, Xzibit and Demrick—dropped the new video for their single "Warning" today, which features fiery, destructive scenes as the three rappers rap on top of a food truck...

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Serial Killers (Xzibit, B-Real & Demrick) Release, ‘Serial Killers Vol 1′

It's murder! Today, newly formed group Serial Killers consisting of B-Real, Xzibit and Demrick, drop their debut self titled project. The group has a very solid collection of producers on the 14-song project including Futuristiks, DJ Khalil, Nottz, BINK, Statik Selektah, Sir Jinx, Green Lantern and others...

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Xzibit, B-Real And Demrick Show Why They’re “WANTED”

The debut mixtape from the newly formed Serial Killers—a California super-group featuring B-Real, Xzibit and Demrick—doesn't drop until Halloween, but the crew is looking to get the festivities started a little early. Today they...

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Serial Killers (B-Real, Xzibit, Demrick) Release Album Art & Track List For ‘Serial Killers Vol. 1′

On Halloween, the newly formed group Serial Killers made up of B-Real, Xzibit, Demrick will release their debut project, Serial Killers Vol 1...

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Kurupt’s Brother Scoe Steps Away From ‘Detox’ To Drop New Mixtape

Scoe has always operated behind the scenes. The Philly-born, West Coast-groomed rapper was first introduced to the hip-hop world through his older brother Kurupt, who was busy making classics with his Death Row brethren when Scoe (formerly Roscoe) showed up on the left coast as a kid...

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Serial Killers Featuring Ea$y Money “Legends Never Die” (Prod. by Statik Selektah)

The Serial Killers, a newly formed group with Cali MCs B-Real, Xzibit and Demrick, follow up their first release with the new track featuring Ea$y Money, "Legends Never Die...

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Watch The Video For Xzibit, B Real, Demrick (Serial Killers)’s “The First 48″

California rap veterans Xzibit, B Real and Demrick recently announced they were joining forces to form a new group called, The Serial Killers...

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Devin The Dude Details His Ten Best Collaborations

Devin The Dude has been in hip-hop for over two decades, starting off as one-third of the Rap-A-Lot Records group, The Odd Squad, along with Jugg Mugg and Rob Quest...

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