Detroit-raised Gumball bad boy XZIBIT has teamed up with leading female-fronted metal band WITHIN TEMPTATION for their latest single "And We Run".
Surprised? Has L.A.-based rap legend XZIBIT become a metal-studded head banger?! See for yourself in the band's brand new video for the song, directed by Tim Smit. Shot recently in Amsterdam, XZIBIT spent a whole day wired up, running, jumping, and even breaking down walls with his bare hands for his spectacular role. Check out the video below.
When news first broke of the very unexpected pairing, die-hard WITHIN TEMPTATION fans across the globe revolted, leaving thousands of comments in online forums, concerned that their favorite band had made a terrible musical decision.
However, as soon as the band’s new album Hydra album was released, and those fans could hear the much debated song, the record crashed into the Top Ten in every major market, and brought with it, a storm of applause for “And We Run”. Performing the song live turned a sold out Wembley Arena crowd into a swirling maelstrom during their current Hydra world tour. It is this overwhelming response which has led the band to choose “And We Run” as their next single to be released May 27th as a 6 track EP bundle including alternative and dance mixes of “And We Run” plus the unreleased demo tracks “Living On Fire”, "Keep On Breathing" and "One Of These Days".
XZIBIT comments: “When I heard about the enquiry from WITHIN TEMPTATION to do a track together and googled them, I was surprised to say the least. Once I had spoken to the band and heard the song though it all made total sense and it was fun to discover new ground outside of our genres!"