Napalm(Explicit Version) CD (2012)

Artist: Xzibit

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on 5/15/2013

I wasn't sure what to expect from X, seeing how it's been a while since he dropped an album... But WOW! I was very surprised, Great tracks, beats, features & production. I can't seem to skip any tracks. Would have been dope to see Daz & Kurupt on here, but can't get everything you want. The only downside is the "Deluxe version" is only available in a download of the album.

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Product Overview


Label EMI Distributed Label/emi
SKU 240764095
UPC 858597002903
UPC 14 00858597002903
Format CD
Release Date 10/9/2012
Author Xzibit
Technical Info
Engineer Jay Turner
CatalogID 9700290
Lable Name Open Bar
Released 10/08/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 72m : 49s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00858597002903
Musical Guests
The Game
Wiz Khalifa
Trena Joiner
Slim The Mobster
Ret. Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris
King T
Tha Alkaholiks
David Banner
Crooked I
B Real
Bishop Lamont
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Peter Mokran.
Photographer: Matt Alonzo.
Starting his first album in six years with a track called "State of Hip Hop vs. Xzibit" is a bold statement from the former host of Pimp My Ride who spent much of his time between albums focusing on his acting career. Luckily the song is more of a braggadocios lark than a bitter tone-setting manifesto, and the album focuses mostly on what have always been Xzibit's strengths; heavy west coast beats, party-friendly production, and beastly, rugged rhymes. The album's 18 tracks don't sound like a years-in-the-making masterpiece as much as they do the type of grimy jams Xzibit was turning out on albums every couple years before dipping out for acting. There are the gangster anthems such as "Forever a G," featuring help on the chorus by Wiz Khalifa, and the triumphant telling off of the haters on "Stand Tall," with plenty of sex, partying, money, and of course, pimped-out cars making it into the rhymes. The most interesting moments on Napalm are the ones you don't see coming. The beatless rhymes of 1983 see Xzibit confessing hard times and distance from family and friends over menacing string arrangements and spoken word samples. Title track "Napalm" is based around an aggressive, live-metal backing track with brutal guitars and an inexplicable ghostly organ high in the mix. There are some "what does it all mean" segments here, as on the straightforward "Meaning of Life," which ponders war, mortality, and the usual existential territory. As refreshing as it can be to hear these unexpected sentiments, it's equally refreshing when they end and party bangers like the no-holds-barred "Enjoy the Night" or the Dr. Dre-produced "Louis XIII" roll around, more or less like drink menus disguised as midtempo jammers. Napalm took a while to arrive, but sounds like a slightly updated, slightly cleaner extension of the same styles he's been working in from the start. No new ground is broken, but Xzibit isn't working from stock footage, either. What's delivered is another robust collection of business as usual, with the surprising diversions adding just enough dimension to the album to even it out. ~ Fred Thomas
Disc 1
1 State Of Hip Hop Vs. Xzibit
2 Everything
3 Dos Equis - (featuring RBX/Game)
4 Something More - (featuring Prodigy)
5 Gangsta Gangsta
6 Forever A G - (featuring Wiz Khalifa)
7 1983 - (featuring Trena Joiner)
8 Stand Tall - (featuring Slim Da Mobster)
9 Spread It Out
10 Up Out The Way - (featuring E-40)
11 Napalm
12 Meaning Of Life - (featuring Ret. Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris)
13 Louis XIII - (featuring King T/Tha Alkaholiks)
14 Enjoy The Night - (featuring Wiz Khalifa/David Banner/Brevi)
15 Movies - (featuring Slim Da Mobster/Crooked I/Demrick/Game)
16 I Came To Kill - (featuring RBX)
17 Killer's Remorse - (featuring Demrick/B Real/Bishop Lamont)
18 1983 [Remix] - (remix, featuring Trena Joiner)
Product Attributes
Artist Xzibit
Music Format Compact Disc
$22.34 + free shipping
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