IFH 305: From Rapper to Indie Film Director with Xzibit

Xzibit, Broken ground, Xzibit directing

From Rapper to Indie Film Director with Xzibit

I had the pleasure of speaking to the legendary Xzibit at the Mammoth Film Festival last month. Why is a rapper on the podcast you may ask? Well not only is Xzibit a rapper, actor, and producer but he’s also a director as well. His new indie film/series is called BROKEN GROUND.

BROKEN GROUND is the directorial debut of multi-platinum recording artist and actor Alvin ‘Xzibit’ Joiner. Also written and produced by Xzibit, the series follows once prominent west coast rapper James Savage (Jayo Felony) upon his release from prison as he seeks answers from the man who put him behind bars, ultimately sabotaging his career. The cast features Anthony Michael Hall, Anna Hutchison, Sticky Fingaz and Slink Johnson. 

Xzibit, Broken ground, Xzibit directing

We discuss his work with some of the greatest directors working today, his approach to directing and what fear he broke through to make the jump in his career. It’s an eye-opening discussion. Enjoy my conversation with Xzibit.

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