Talib Teams With Xzibit For Rhyme Night

Xzibit and Contrabandit.com have teamed with

Boost Mobile to bring rapper Talib Kweli to their talent showcase Rhyme Night.

In addition to Kweli, rising West Coast rappers

Strong Arm Steady and Sly Boogy will also give performances.

The evening's music will be provided by platinum

producer Fredwreck and LA mixtape kingpin DJ Warrior.

"Once a month cats come through and pack

the house," Xzibit told AllHipHop.com in a recent interview. "We let

them do like one or two songs and we got a main act that comes out and smashes

it. Whether it be a n*gga that's from in town or we bring somebody from out

of town...We just gonna make it bigger and bigger and bigger.

"Sly Boogy and Strong Arm are two of the

biggest new acts on the West," Xzibit continued. "Rhyme Night is focusing

the spotlight on these particular artists because we want to build their fan

bases. They definitely have a lot of buzz in the streets and we want to let

the fans come out and enjoy their live performance."

Kweli is preparing the release of his album,

The Beautiful Struggle, Sly Boogy is readying his debut on J Records

and Strong Arm Steady will support the recent release of their self-titled debut


The event takes place at The Key Club in West

Hollywood on April 17th. Doors open at 9:00 P.M. For more information visit

contrabandit.com or RhymeNight.com.