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      31.07.2010 23:45
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      Xzibhit's third album!

      Restless is the third album to come from hardcore rap star, Xzibt or X to the motherfrakking Z as he is known amongst his fraternity and, despite a few mis-fires, is pretty much a highly listenable collection of tracks that get down and dirty and take you to the kind of places your mother always warned you about! Yes, there are explicit lyrics and language that would make an elderly aunt blush but what else can you expect from this highly established artist who is not afraid to mix things up a little and throw new ideas on to the fire!

      Some have commented on this site and on Amazon to the fact that this album is a bit of a mixed bag and, to be fair, some of the later collaborations with the likes of Snoop, DJ Quick and KRS1 don't quite hit the mark but there are only a few tracks at the tail end of this album I am not keen on and an early song featuring Eminem called "Don't Approach Me" is one of the best Marshall Mathers cameo's to appear on any gangsta album! Based around his experiences of suicide attempts by people he has known, obsessive fans and the fact that Em is not opposed to getting nasty if people get in his face, it is without my question my favourite track on the album! The only other songs that comes close to the brilliance of this for me, despite there being some very strong numbers here, are "U Know" featuring Dr.Dre, whose influence through this whole album is prevalent, and "Alkaholik" with one of the funniest choruses I have heard on a rap album in ages!

      Overall, for me, this is a very listenable album and one of my favourites in my Xzbihit collection. True, there are one or two stinkers but the whole is far greater than its parts!

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      Xzibit's third album

      Following years of underground work with the likes of Tha Alkaholiks, "Restless" was the breakthrough album from the West Coast Rap act Xzibit. This third one found him working at a time when the West Coast Rap scene was on the final phase of its peak as it dropped in 2000, and had him work with the likes of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg (all names the prime era of the region in known for in terms of Hip Hop).

      1. "Restless" (Intro)

      2. "Front 2 Back"

      This was the first single to come off the album, and it has him blaze through in a big way with a hyped club tune which has him make big changes from the underground style of previous work by having him do things in a big way by having Rockwilder back him and get him in the right frame of mind to make a big impact as he wishes to breakthrough here.

      **Four Stars**

      3. "Been A Long Time"

      DJ Battlecat, you had just come off work from the likes of Tha Eastsidaz and Snoop Dogg chose that he should aid Xzibit in something which, just as always, has him progressing the side of this region with something hardcore, to allow him to boost his material as something new for a more advanced sound for the Wes Coast.

      **Four Stars**

      4. "U Know"

      Here you have Nottz come to work with Dr. Dre for some collaborative production, and with this pair it means that you are made to enjoy what goes down here as the pair of them come up with something heavy to get things bumping. It sounds like a West Coast variation on the head-bopping underground sound of the East Coast.

      **Four Stars**

      5. "X"

      This track would probably be considered his real breakthrough single, and the one which made the most noise as you have him backed by all-stars as Dr. Dre, Scott Storch, Mel man and Snoop all come to aid him along the way as he does an eponymously-named track to show that with the club-styled beats, he can drop some freaky Gangsta Rap and do so whilst utilising the skills learned through his underground years with complex lyricism.

      **Five Stars**

      6. "Alkaholik"

      To show that X truly has his stylistic roots in the East coast scene, you see that he is backed by the Def Squad and EPMD member Erick Sermon, who comes up with his freaky production to push him along, before he actually jumps on the mic(rophone) and gives it an Old School feel. Tha Alkaholiks also join him to show where he has come from, and it makes for one of the best here.

      **Five Stasr**

      7. "Kenny Parker Show 2001"

      As KRS-One jumps on this oen to starts things off, you know that you are in for something very different, and evidently inspired from the earlier times in Hip hop, and this is just what you get from it as you have a track which takes on many techniques known mostly for their use back in the mid-eighties, and it worked very well for him.

      **Five Stars**

      8. "D.N.A"

      Just as you got a little time earlier, on this one you have him talk about the type of thing he likes in life and what the general lifestyle of this region is about. It has him working alongside Snoop Dogg once again, and I found tha tin this case things were done very well to show that in spite of the fact they haven't done much else together, they worked together well then.

      **Five Stars**

      9. "Double Time"

      Sermon is behind this one too, and in this one, you find that he comes with the same sort of stuff as what you get before s he shows that he is able to do just as well whilst attempting to appeal to the sound of a place he can connect with, but just didn't live with. They find similarities in their underground style, and it comes together very well.

      **Five Stars**

      10. "Don't Approach Me"

      Here you have X working with another of Dre's protégés as in this one you see that Eminem backs him and both produces and raps with him, but I have to say that it really wasn't into this as a result as his style was so predictable, and it really took away from what was done by the main artist as his flows are big, but apparently undermined by Em's part in it all.

      **Three Stars**

      11. "Rimz & Tirez"

      This is a funky West coast joint which is rally very much of-the-time, and I would say that this is much of the reason behind why I liked it so much as you find that Soopafly guides him along the way and shows how to do some of the late seventies/early eighties-influenced work to do what the West is really known for.

      **Five Stars**

      12. "F***in' You Right"

      Here you find that he goes for a track which changes the feel of things as he does something which has a main the main contrasting quite heavily form the rest of it, and in order to make it stand out even more with some cartoony production and it allowed him to let down his guard and do much more care-free rhymes.

      **Five Stars**

      13. "Best of Things"

      With strings part of the main loop, you know it is Dre behind this one, and it allows him to get back into even more of the hardcore underground material as he expresses his opinions on issues important to him in life. It is a fresh cut, and very similar to the feel of "X", although it is done in a very different way.

      **Five Stars**

      14. "Get Your Walk On"

      This one has him getting back into the Gangsta Rap as he choose to appeal to the streets by doing some work which has him doing some club work were he goes hard with in-your-face rhymes which use strong lyrics to establish some complexly-constructed rhymes due to the ambiguousness of what is said.

      **Five Stars**

      15. "Sorry I'm Away So Much"

      The title in this one indicates that we are in for a fairly significant change in the approach of his rhymes, but I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that he chose not to go for something predictable by dropping into something with soppy beats, and instead he gets into some fresh work from DJ Quik as he rhymes in a personal way towards his five-year-old son.

      **Five Stars**

      16. "Loud & Clear"

      Ending the album, you have him getting into a track which tries out something new, and I wouldn't have said that this is really a good choice with such a banging album, but I felt that he was able to do it effectively, so it doesn't hurt it really as he drops into some rhymes which have him get into his journey whilst using beats which take from the Mafioso Rap of the East Coast.

      **Four Stars**

      This is a big album form X, and it proves that the singles weren't just fluky works from him, and in fact he really did have a record of tunes to back them up with. There's so much going on with it, and you can't really fault it too much as he comes off the hype of several significant West Coast albums from the time with one of his own.

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        16.03.2002 02:30
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        Xzibit has no talent. He cannot stand up to any other American rappers, despite his constant dream of being able to do so (which he continually states throughout this album, and states that he HAS done so, despite evidence against this) This album is possibly the most commercialised CD that I own, thanx to the wonderful Dr. Dre. another rapper who doesn't even deserve that name. If rap music is what people are after then I cannot see why they dont buy something good, classy, original and interesting. Bands like Cypress Hill have released music in styles never contemplated before, so buy them rather thean continually endorsing these awful 'rappers' from the American west coast. The only reason Xzibit has made it this big is because he has the backing of artists such as Dr. Dre ('DD' for the purposes of this op). DD is a millionaire and as a result does not only market his own music but has branched out into other areas, namely that of producing. He produces a number of artists, one of whom is xzibit, and lets face it, any rapper under the producing name of DD will go big time, based on that alone. I do give it to DD that he is one of the best producers in the rap business, as any album he puts together seems to run so smoothly you cant tell the difference between tracks. With Xzibit however, the only reason you cant tell the difference between tracks is because they are all so awful. I feel that rather than continually bringing out new names into the rap business (like DD is continually doing) producers like DD should concentrate on the existing ones, and building up their reputation into superstars, rather than having a lot more but far under-developed rappers. So please, nobody support Xzibit from now on. All he is is a bumped up popstar, as pop bands like Hear'Say were made in the same way he was. If therefore you class yourself as someone who likes rap or hip hop, you would NOT like Xzibit. <br> As a final point, I would like to say that early music from DD was good, like his songs released with NWA and so on. I think though that for a number of years his rapping ability has been going down hill, and now is at an all time low. If you dont agree with this opinion, dont give it a bad score purely on that. If my writing has even swayed your opinion on him a little bit to make it against supporting him (by buying his records etc), then what I set out to do has been achieved. Cheers

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          25.09.2001 00:12
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          It's only appropriate that Xzibit's highly anticipated, oft-delayed Restless concludes hip-hop's millennial meltdown. After all, Xzibit's association with Dr. Dre and his Aftermath regime have attached very lofty expectations to Restless; X has been publicly anointed as the next MC expected to blow up. Surely, with Dre as executive producer and guest shots from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and the good doctor himself, Xzibit, is virtually assured of acquiring the mainstream success that alluded him on previous efforts At the Speed of Life and 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz. Thanks largely to Dre's knob-twisting input Restless becomes a close kin to Dre's own 2001 comeback vehicle; as the head nod factor is immediately established on "Front to Back" and the heavenly synth stabs of "X" and '"Get Your Walk On." The main flaw in Restless' formula lies primarily with Xzibit's extensive list of guest collaborators. While contributions from Dre ("U Know"), Snoop ("D.N.A."), and Eminem ("Don't Approach Me") are all welcomed, appearances from DJ Quik, KRS-One, among many, take the focus off Xzibit's formidable lyrical boasting, which precludes Restless from forming a desired level of cohesiveness. On "X," Xzibit pledges to "rearrange the game with my rugged sound," and he periodically delivers on that promise with Restless. However, it would have taken nothing short of a masterpiece for Xzibit to entirely appease hip-hop's finicky masses. And while Restless is not the crowning achievement many predicted, it is X to the Z's most consistent effort to date.

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            15.09.2001 05:07
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            It's only appropriate that Xzibit's highly anticipated, oft-delayed Restless concludes hip-hop's millennial meltdown. After all, Xzibit's association with Dr. Dre and his Aftermath regime have attached very lofty expectations to Restless; X has been publicly anointed as the next MC expected to blow up. Surely, with Dre as executive producer and guest shots from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and the good doctor himself, Xzibit, is virtually assured of acquiring the mainstream success that alluded him on previous efforts At the Speed of Life and 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz. Thanks largely to Dre's knob-twisting input Restless becomes a close kin to Dre's own 2001 comeback vehicle; as the head nod factor is immediately established on "Front to Back" and the heavenly synth stabs of "X" and '"Get Your Walk On." The main flaw in Restless' formula lies primarily with Xzibit's extensive list of guest collaborators. While contributions from Dre ("U Know"), Snoop ("D.N.A."), and Eminem ("Don't Approach Me") are all welcomed, appearances from DJ Quik, KRS-One, among many, take the focus off Xzibit's formidable lyrical boasting, which precludes Restless from forming a desired level of cohesiveness. On "X," Xzibit pledges to "rearrange the game with my rugged sound," and he periodically delivers on that promise with Restless. However, it would have taken nothing short of a masterpiece for Xzibit to entirely appease hip-hop's finicky masses. And while Restless is not the crowning achievement many predicted, it is X to the Z's most consistent effort to date.

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              It's only appropriate that Xzibit's highly anticipated, oft-delayed Restless concludes hip-hop's millennial meltdown. After all, Xzibit's association with Dr. Dre and his Aftermath regime have attached very lofty expectations to Restless; X has been publicly anointed as the next MC expected to blow up. Surely, with Dre as executive producer and guest shots from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and the good doctor himself, Xzibit, is virtually assured of acquiring the mainstream success that alluded him on previous efforts At the Speed of Life and 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz. Thanks largely to Dre's knob-twisting input Restless becomes a close kin to Dre's own 2001 comeback vehicle; as the head nod factor is immediately established on "Front to Back" and the heavenly synth stabs of "X" and '"Get Your Walk On." The main flaw in Restless' formula lies primarily with Xzibit's extensive list of guest collaborators. While contributions from Dre ("U Know"), Snoop ("D.N.A."), and Eminem ("Don't Approach Me") are all welcomed, appearances from DJ Quik, KRS-One, among many, take the focus off Xzibit's formidable lyrical boasting, which precludes Restless from forming a desired level of cohesiveness. On "X," Xzibit pledges to "rearrange the game with my rugged sound," and he periodically delivers on that promise with Restless. However, it would have taken nothing short of a masterpiece for Xzibit to entirely appease hip-hop's finicky masses. And while Restless is not the crowning achievement many predicted, it is X to the Z's most consistent effort to date.

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              25.08.2001 18:18

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              Finally, the moment that much of the hip-hop world has been waiting for. After countless guest appearances in which the X-man just straight up tore the mic apart, Xzibit has released his third album, Restless, which was two years in the making. From the first track to the last track, Xzibit lets the people know that "ain't nobody f-----' with him.' With Dr. Dre backing up X to tha Z, I thought this album was a surefire classic, but after quite a few listens it still falls into the mediocre category. Don't get it twisted though, tracks like "Front 2 Back," "X," and "Double Time" more than prove that X has got what he needs to make West Coast history. But tracks like "Don't Approach Me" featuring Eminem (which sounds like it was left off The Marshall Mathers LP), "F-----' You Right" and "Sorry I'm Away So Much" come off corny and keep Xzibit away from the throne he rightfully deserves. "U Know" has a thundering bassline (provided by Dr. Dre) and a guest appearance by the good doctor himself, guaranteeing a West-side anthem that will thump for the ages. Although this is a good breaking-through-the-underground album, it doesn't nearly compare to Dre's or Snoop's ground-shaking West Coast bangers. "Loud And Clear," the posse cut with a surprise verse from MIA King Tee, easily bangs the loudest, and the final verse by Xzibit qualifies him for best verse of the new century: "Built to run forever, X the infinite/ First line of defense to smash through the immigrants/ Can't straddle the fence, it's all or nothin/ Close the curtain, shut down your whole production/ Don't be scared, be prepared, n----- do be bustin'/ without thinkin', I mastered the art of hard drinkin'/ Yo, you wanna stop the X, try your best/ I'm still f-----' with your pockets like the IRS." Damn, X, why couldn't your whole album have been
              like that? Oh well, there's always next time.

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              2000 is the Year of X. Not DMX but Xzibit, After popping up on everyones records from Limp Bizkit to Talib Kweli with stunning cameos thus building up his hype. and with heavy hitting producers like Battle Cat, Dj Quik, Dr Dre, Rockwider and Erick Seromon helping X behind the boards. maybe Xzibit will finally get his props and probably earn his first Platitnum Plaque. Enough with the intro. This is a tight ass LP, while it isnt as raw as 40 Dayz and 40 Nightz, X still brings heat and this can be shown on cuts such as Front 2 Back, Best of Things, Get Your Walk On, and the albums hype first single X. As for guest apperances. they hold their own, X and that crazy ass white boy Eminem retalaite to stuf talkers on Eminem Produced Dont Approach Me, My Favorite cut of the album has to be ALkoholik which has Erick Sermon producing one of his hardest beats in a long time and the Alkoholiks reuniting with X spitting nothing but deep sounds. But dont think X doesnt have a heart.. If you hear Sorry im away so Much you see what i mean.. In this track, X is apologizing to his son for being away for a long period of time due to this rap bit, DJ Quik lays down a very mellow beat and a pretty good cameo as well, however Suga Free ruins the vibe with his giberish flow. Another one of my favorite tracks is the BattleCat produced Been a Long time Featuring Nate Dogg, While X didnt come at his best on the track, Nate Doggs addicting hook and the bouncy BattleCat beat are what carry it. While this is a banger from left to right, Theres a bit of filler, Like F****** You Right, The beat is unbeleiveable but the topic is played out and we heard it a million times before, the most dissapointing track on the album has to be Kenny Parker show 2001, I was expecting X and KrS One to be droping some hot beats back in forth like Krs did on Kurupts album but instead KRS just introduces X and hes rhyming over some rejected Puff daddy beat. But despite these errors, X recovers with the posse cut Rim
              z and Tirez which features a very nice hook by kokane and nice rhymes from Defari, and Goldie Loc over a laid back beat. While Snoop Dogg may have been slipping on Guest Apperances he comes correct with X on D.N.A. thus having his fans anticipate the Last Meal Once again. Overall despite a few errors, i enjoyed this album alot, i havent stopped playin it since i bought it. Kudos to X for droping a tight LP.

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              20.08.2001 20:43
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              Even though hip-hop has ruled the charts and the culture for years, its practitioners often wear the mantle of acceptance with trepidation. Sure, mainstream success, with all its accompanying "legitimacy" and financial windfall, is all well and good, but hip-hop is still obsessed with the seemingly played-out notion of keeping it real. Thus a truly savvy rapper knows that, while having a #1 hit is great, if you don't also have love from the folks who made you, you are doomed. The price of achieving crossover status might be occupying Xzibit's mind these days: The West Coast-based former sidekick to Tha Alkaholiks, whose two prior solo efforts (1996's At the Speed of Life and 98's 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz) both garnered good press, is poised to make the leap from hood hero to TRL mainstay with his solid third album, Restless. Of course, those in the know have been predicting Xzibit's ascendancy for some time now, and his cameos on Dr. Dre's 2001, along with his spot on last summer's Up in Smoke tour, only helped to fan the fires of hype. Xzibit addresses some of the expectations on the Dre-produced single "X," which, like "Still D.R.E." on 2001, marries cushiony, rubbery gangsta funk to prideful statements of intent. "I stand behind the mike like Walter Cronkite [guess X hasn't watched the news in awhile] ... / Stay on top but remain in the underground." The song is radio-ready, but also street-smart; a strong showcase for Xzibit's raw but still mass-appealing style. The West Coast-based former sidekick to Tha Alkaholiks is poised to make the leap from hood hero to TRL mainstay with his solid third album. The gruffness and the toughness is evident on cuts such as "Best of Things" (RealAudio excerpt), also produced by Dre (the album's executive producer). Anchored by menacing strings and an almost martial lockstep beat, "Best of Things" is a
              profanity-infused warning shot ("The biggest man in Los Angeles is not Shaquille"). On the equally thugged-out "Front 2 Back" (produced by red-hot Rocwilder), Xzibit offers some advice ("If you're caught without one [presumably, a gun], leave it done/ 'Cause the life that you save may be your own"), as the clang and bang and deliberate beats add more intensity. Not that Xzibit can only bark: his more playful side is evident on cuts such as "Alkaholik" (RealAudio excerpt), which features Tha Liks and Erick Sermon, the latter of whom also laces the cut with his trademark bass-heavy rhythms. With help from Eminem on "Don't Approach Me" (RealAudio excerpt), Snoop Dogg ("X," "D.N.A."), Nate Dogg ("Been a Long Time"), and KRS-One ("Kenny Parker Show 2001"), and with the support of the notoriously cutthroat hip-hop press, Xzibit certainly seems ready to prove himself. Judging by the funked-up grooves and the hardcore-with-heart rhymes, he's got the goods to satisfy both the faithful and the fickle.

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                I'm not really into Gangsta Rap and hip hop, (but i'm white so i must like Eminem - NO) But a few months a go I heard 'X' and couldn't get it out of my head, so on one of my regular trips to HMV i picked up Restless. One thing i notice about this album in comparison to the sterotypical rapper. Instead of going on about "gangsta" stuff Xzibit decides to brag about the amount of women he has and the amount of alcohol he drinks. Tracks that stand out are 'X'- which has a great beat with witty lyrics - a great line from it "Tonight I might meet my next ex-wife" , 'Alkoholik' is also a good track - has jibes at certain people and a funny main line. One of my favourite tracks on it is 'Double Time' which is just a great fast track. Whats quite good about this album is that you can laugh at many of the things said, whether its just a poke at somebody or whether its at the subject been spoke about. Not my type of music but good none the less.

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                Most people will recognise Xzibit from many Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Eminem tracks, however, Xzibit has been hitting us with some phat west coast raps for a few years now. His track 'Paparazzi' from the 'At The Speed Of Life' is probably one of the most respected tracks ever produced from the west coast and is a benchmark for any melodic, instrumental rap. However, is he able to topple the standards set by his debut album with his latest offering? Once you have heard Xzibit, you will always instantly be able to recognise his style. His vocals make him come across as a cliched east coast rapper, however once mixed with the exceptionally good instrumentals and beats which accompany him (Courtesy of Dre) you'll realise one thing..."West coast all the way!" The first thing you notice from looking at the track list is the sheer amount of support that Xzibit has recieved with the large majority of his raps. With most of the old Death Row family on here (Dr Dre, Snoop and Nate Dog) the quality was always going to be top notch however, some of the more unkown artists featured also do the job especially well (Tha Liks, Cassidy Defari & King T). Eminem features on 'Dont Approach Me', where X and Em rap about the stereotype of rappers and how people act around them, the main focus being on Eminem's current law suite about him 'pistol whipping' some guy flirting with Kim. X combined with Snoop makes 'D.N.A' an instantly popular track with the contrasting two style's producing a phat song. 'Best Of Things' and 'Front 2 Back' are two other outstanding tracks both of which are solely performed by Xzibit, and show off his style and sheer brilliance. However probably the no 1 track from the album is the hugely addictive 'X' which to me shows Xzibit at the pinnacle of his career and it certainly shows. Overall this is a brilliant album and definately keeps west coast hip-hop at the top of
                its league. The only downside I have with the album is that I feel there are to many appearances by other artists. Dont get me wrong, the mix does produce great tracks. However, with only 6 out of the 16 tracks individually performed by X, I feel ever so slightly cheated because Xzibit has proved that he definately has the ability to produce just as good tracks without any need for support (one reason why I loved 'At The Speed Of Life' so much!) and yet he continues to mix sounds with other rappers that he simply doesnt need. Other than that, faultless!

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                  When I heard that Xzibit was releasing his 3rd album I was quite excited. Xzibit in my opinion is a skilled Emcee who has the ability to be one of the best. But I found this album a slight letdown. Unlike his previous albums, this album was produced by Dr Dre which could have been the reason why it was such a disapointment. It wasnt what we usually expect from Xzibit. A few of the tracks I did enjoy, like "X" and "DNA" were both great tracks. I heard that KRS 1 was going to be on a track called "The Kenny Parker Show" which I expected to be a great collaboration between the two of them, especially since KRS 1 is labeled as one of the greats. But when I heard the track again I was letdown as I found that he doesnt exacly do much rapping in the track. The beats were up to scratch as Dre is a great producer, but I found that it didnt go too well with Xzibits unique style. If I was to say when Xzibit was at his peak in his carrer, I would say it was in 96 when he released "At the speed of life" which I think was his best album. I recommend you check this album out, but dont expect too much.

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                  i was readin some of the reviews of this by other people and i can't beleive they were talking about the same album?! firstly, X is a much more lyrically equipped and better emcee than Eminem, and half of the rappers out. Restless brings nothing but hot beats and hard rhymes. Though his lyrics are not as tight on this album as on his previous 2 albums, the beats are by far tighter. As with most album albums, it does have it's low points, 'Double Time' does get boring and nothing new is brought by it. But there are too many hot tracks to dwell on that small glich. There's the club bangers such as 'Front 2 Back' and 'X', and then the G Funked out 'Rimz and Tirez'. If X can repeat find his lyrics he displayed on his previous albums, when put togther with the likes of the beats we have seenon Restless, it will be nothing but a classic album. i wait in anticipation...

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                  08.07.2001 18:53
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                  Having only heard of Xzibit on Eminem's album the Marshall Mathers Lp where he features in 'Bitch Please part 2' I decided to buy this to see if it was any good andI was not disapointed at all. With great songs like 'X', 'Don't approach me', 'front to back', 'loud and clear', 'Alkaholik' and more I could not stop listening to this album, I have reccomended it to my firneds and none of them are disapointed with it. Having had succes with 'X' 'Front to back' is likely to be the next song released from this album, it is currently being played often on MTV base. I havent heard his other albums so I can't say if it is better then them but I'd think so, Xzibit is a more recent rapper who also features on Snoop Doggs album entitled 'Top Dogg' in the original 'Bitch Please'.

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                    I have been into the Hip-Hop scene for quite a while now mainly listening to rappers such as Dr.DRE,Snoop Dogg and the hugely popular Eminem. Just recently though I bought 'Restless' an album from the lesser known Xzhibit who I had heard of from the brilliant 'Up in smoke tour' video and he also features in Dr.DRE's cd '2001' and Eminems 'Marshall Mathers LP'. 'Restless' is like the 'Marshall Mathers LP' executively produced by Dr.DRE and the cd features him in track 4.'U KNOW'. Other rappers helping the X man in his album are Nate Dogg,Eric Sermon,KRS One,Kokane,Snoop Dogg and Eminem in the track soon to be very big 'Don't approach me'. My favourite of the 16 tracks has to be 'X' where Xzhibit talks about himself and what to expect of him with some very clever lyrics with a strong bassline in the background. Snoop Dogg comes into it near the end and tries to sum up Xzhibit with as many words beginning with X. Other songs that should be mentioned are'ALKAHOLIK(featuring Eric Sermon and Tha links)'which talks about his alchohol addiction and what he's like when under the influence of drink and 'Don't approach me(featuring Eminem)' where they both rap about the problems they have with the public constantly approaching and insulting them even though they don't them. The album is full of other top quality tunes and is well worth buying. Look out for Xzhibit...

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                    Disc #1 Tracklisting
                    1 Restless - Xzibit
                    2 Loud And Clear - Xzibit & Butch Cassidy
                    3 Been A Long Time - Xzibit & Nate Dogg
                    4 Get Your Walk On - Xzibit
                    5 Front To Back - Xzibit
                    6 U Know - Xzibit & Dr. Dre
                    7 Don't Approach Me - Xzibit & Eminem
                    8 Alkaholik - Xzibit & Tha Links
                    9 Double Time - Xzibit
                    10 Rimz And Tirez - Xzibit
                    11 Fuckin' You Right - Xzibit
                    12 DNA (Drugz 'n' Alkahol) - Xzibit & Snoop Dogg
                    13 Sorry I'm Away So Much - Xzibit & DJ Quick
                    14 Best Of Things - Xzibit
                    15 Kenny Parker Show 2001 - Xzibit & KRS1
                    16 X - Xzibit & Snoop Dogg