Rapper Xzibit has inked a label deal with Koch for his imprint, Open Bar Entertainment and is preparing his sixth solo album, Full Circle.
Xzibit, who has sold over 3 million records to date, recorded the bulk of the new album in his hometown of Los Angeles and New York.
“After 10 years of being signed to a major label, I have learned a lot,” Xzibit commented. “Koch Records is giving me the opportunity to put this knowledge to work. I am excited to be putting an Independent record out through Open Bar Entertainment/Koch Records and am looking forward to doing what I love to do best.”
The first single and video from the album is titled “Concentrate” and hits radio and video outlets nationwide this month.
The rapper, who starred as a host on MTV’s run away hit series Pimp My Ride, will also star along side wrestling star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the new movie Gridiron Gang.
Xzibit, who has starred in such movies as The Wash, 8 Mile and Derailed, plays the character of Malcolm Moore in the movie, which centers around a group of teens in a juvenile detention center who gain self-esteem by playing football as a team.
Full Circle hits stores on Sept. 19.