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No Description Available.Genre: Rap, Hip-HopMedia Format: Compact DiskRating: PARelease Date: 7-SEP-1999
- Brand: XZIBIT
- Released on: 1999-08-24
- Number of discs: 1
- Format: Explicit Lyrics
- Dimensions: .22 pounds
A lyrical masterpiece, great West Coast underground sound.Xzibit definitely had something going for him from day one. his lyrical depth and awareness is untouchable. put that together with some great, rugged beats and you have at The Speed Of Life. Xzibit mainly clowns commercial rap which is fine with me. But also he takes on subjects such as life, females, gangsta tales, and sometimes just flat out lyricism. if you like Cash Money, do yourself a favor and don’t buy this. if you like REAL hip-hop, you’ll love this. The beats are dark, and the sound of this album is extremely East Coast. actually, if Xzibit and his homies weren’t claiming Los Angeles on this album, some of the tracks may even sound East Coast in a way. But it’s still a classic from the intro to the outro. Also, Xzibit’s joined by a lot of his friends, such as Tash, J-Ro, Hurricane G, King T, and others. The styles of beats range from classical loops, jazz tunes, and underground rappin’ beats. “gets you open like Nicole Brown Simpson”.
The first song on the album is the deep, “at The Speed Of Life”. Here Xzibit basically introduces himself, and what you’re going to hear on the album. it has a heavy drum-beat, and a nice laid-back feel. One of my favorites is “just Maintain”. This song features J-Ro and Hurricane G, and they rip up fake rappers. The beat has this cool little keyboard loop I really like. “Eyes may Shine” has more of a menacing beat to it, which sounds really good, and strings in part of it. Xzibit gets rugged on this one, I love the way they put the chorus together on this track. “Positively Negative” almost has a Death Row-like sound to it, and features King T. The two talented emcees trade lines over a bumpin’ beat. I now want to clear up this thing about “Paparazzi”. This song doesn’t sound radio friendly at all, in fact, it condemns fake gangsta rappers over a classical-loop. This is a great song, excellent pick for the first single to represent Xzibit. “The Foundation” is produced by DJ Muggs from Cypress Hill, it is a nice piano-laced track, and definitely has a message. Xzibit spits true game here. “Bird’s Eye View” is HILARIOUS! It’s a posse cut with Tash, J-Ro and Hurricane G along with E-Swift. J-Ro does a verse making metaphors fitting with alcohol for each city: Brew York, Mi-Ti-Ami, 40-O-hio, crazy lyrics! Xzibit and Tash rip it up too. Classic track. and when Tash says “Lookin’ down on your Moms from a bird’s eye view”, it’s bound to get someone laughing. “Hit and Run part II” is a slower song, but has this great, laid-back keyboard lick. It’s the most relaxing thing. Indescribable. Xzibit raps about females here, and there’s a skit with Ron Hightower, from the Steve Harvey show. “Carry The Weight” is definitely the most personal song here. Xzibit talks about his life and the things that went wrong. it makes me sad every time I listen but it’s true and beautiful. with another classic sample-loop. then comes the funny songs again: “Plastic Surgery” featuring Ras Kass and Saafir. a song with a jazzy little bass loop, and the three perform “plastic surgery” on all fake emcees to enhance their styles. Classic. funny song too.
To conclude, this whole album is quite good. it shouldn’t be slept on. It’s better than Xzibit’s newer stuff, but that isn’t bad either. Xzibit put it down here. No contest, check this one out.
Roughly softlyAlongside his new album entitled “restless” this is xzibits best work. The main thing that is so good about mr. x-z is his rough voice, which here is complemented (or maybe contrasted) by light, happy tunes and sometimes (as on the “Paparazzi”) classical songs. it really works, on top of that, lyrically xzibit is extremly talented and the songs are deep. Unlike his other album “40 dayz and 40 nightz” this album is great from start to finish (except for the occassional annoying interlude) which is important. Also songs like “the foundation” and the “Paparazzi” really prove his talents. if your not sure about xzibit, or haven’t heard his stuff before, buy this you wont regret it, then get “Restless”. top notch artist.
Real Hip-HopXzibit is the most underrated rapper in the game. This was one of the best albums of the year when it came out, but cats wasnt checkin for it. The CD comes out bangin. on “at The Speed of Life” you know from the door that this cat got skills. on “Paparazzi” he separates the real from the fake. The whole CD is bangin. No matter if youre from the East Coast or West Coast if youre truly into hip-hop than you gotta get this.