21 Songs, 1 Hour 24 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though he's better known as a TV and movie star these days, Xzibit started as one of L.A.'s most ferocious rappers. After early appearances alongside Tha Alkoholiks and King Tee, he dropped his classic debut (At the Speed of Life) in 1996, became a fixture in the West Coast underground, and saw his profile rise dramatically. He eventually linked up with Snoop, Eminem, and Dr. Dre, who produced his platinum-selling 2000 effort Restless. While his rhyme style was always super-hardcore and aggressive, he also knew how to charm the cameras, most notably hosting MTV's Pimp My Ride from '04 until '07. On his first album since 2006's slept-on Full Circle, X returns with an imposing 21-track collection of street-savvy anthems, overflowing with high-powered guest features from the likes of E-40 ("Up Out the Way"), Wiz Khalifa ("Forever a G"), and Prodigy ("Something More"). Cali favorites Game, RBX, Crooked I, B-Real, and Bishop Lamont also lend a hand, as do Xzibit's old-school homies Tha Liks and King Tee on "Louis XIII."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though he's better known as a TV and movie star these days, Xzibit started as one of L.A.'s most ferocious rappers. After early appearances alongside Tha Alkoholiks and King Tee, he dropped his classic debut (At the Speed of Life) in 1996, became a fixture in the West Coast underground, and saw his profile rise dramatically. He eventually linked up with Snoop, Eminem, and Dr. Dre, who produced his platinum-selling 2000 effort Restless. While his rhyme style was always super-hardcore and aggressive, he also knew how to charm the cameras, most notably hosting MTV's Pimp My Ride from '04 until '07. On his first album since 2006's slept-on Full Circle, X returns with an imposing 21-track collection of street-savvy anthems, overflowing with high-powered guest features from the likes of E-40 ("Up Out the Way"), Wiz Khalifa ("Forever a G"), and Prodigy ("Something More"). Cali favorites Game, RBX, Crooked I, B-Real, and Bishop Lamont also lend a hand, as do Xzibit's old-school homies Tha Liks and King Tee on "Louis XIII."

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