Xzibit Inks Deal with Koch
California rapper Xzibit has inked a deal with Koch Records for his own Open Bar Entertainment imprint, according to today’s announcement from the indie powerhouse. The first project to be released through the deal will be Xzibit’s upcoming LP Full Circle, which is slated for release on September 19. The album will be X’s sixth solo studio outing and his first since 2004’s Weapons of Mass Destruction. Xzibit started out in the industry as a member of the Likwit Crew, a collective of rappers that included himself, the Alkaholiks and West Coast pioneer King Tee. He can currently be seen hosting MTV’s popular car show, Pimp My Ride, and will be appearing in the film Gridiron Gang with professional wrestler The Rock later in 2006.