Xzibit To Host Rhyme Night

Xzibit will host Rhyme Night, a monthly hip-hop

talent showcase that hopes to act as a launching pad for new signed and unsigned

hiphop talent from the West Coast.

"Rhyme Night will quickly become the hottest

ticket of the California hip-hop scene and will assuredly introduce some talented

new faces to hip-hop’s global community," Xzibit told AllHipHop.com.

Kicking off in Hollywood at Sixteen-Fifty on

May 28th from 9:00pm, Rhyme Night organizers will hold open auditions for all

hip-hop artists on Saturday, May 24th between the hours of 12:00pm and 4:00pm.

Those auditioning will do so in front of Xzibit,

representatives from the company co-hosting the event, contrabandit.com and

various radio personalities and music industry executives.

"Rhyme Night will also feature special guest

MCs, DJs and hip-hop personalities that will come to perform and more importantly,

to vibe with the essence of the hiphop world," Xzibit continued.

Rhyme Night was founded by Xzibit and hip-hop

journalist Ryan Ford. Ford also is a co-founder and Editor-In-Chief of Contrabandit.com.

“Xzibit and I both recognized the lack of

true hip-hop outlets in Los Angeles," Ford said. "When I witnessed

his level of commitment to the L.A. underground scene, I was blown away. We

decided to create an event that would accommodate true hip-hop heads and provide

the chance for talented MCs to get discovered. Rhyme Night is the answer!”

"I hit up every open mic and underground

hip-hop event that was taking place. For me, it was more than just going somewhere

to get seen or hoping that someone would discover my talent – I went for

the love of hip-hop," Xzibit continued. "Now, I intend to give back

to the community that has supported my career and contributed to my success."

Sixteen-Fifty is located at 1650 Schrader Blvd.

in Hollywood, CA on the corner of Hollywood Blvd. & Schrader Blvd.

For more information, visit Rhymenight.com

or Contrabandit.com.