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All Music Guide - M.F. DiBella
Four albums deep, Xzibit's presence on the microphone rivals that of the better MCs of the latter day. However, on Man vs Machine, Xzibit seems to have lost some of the edge on his lyrical blade, which once tested in underground fires more than a half-decade before he hit the mainstream in 1999. The man who brought listeners "Paparazzi," "Foundation" from his 1996 debut, At the Speed of Life, and "What U See Is What U Get" from the 1998 release 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz managed to avoid the sophomore slump, but instead found the junior jinx with the disappointing 2000 release of Restless, even with Dr. Dre in his corner. While X is still in cahoots with the good Dre here, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - M.F. DiBella
Four albums deep, Xzibit's presence on the microphone rivals that of the better MCs of the latter day. However, on Man vs Machine, Xzibit seems to have lost some of the edge on his lyrical blade, which once tested in underground fires more than a half-decade before he hit the mainstream in 1999. The man who brought listeners "Paparazzi," "Foundation" from his 1996 debut, At the Speed of Life, and "What U See Is What U Get" from the 1998 release 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz managed to avoid the sophomore slump, but instead found the junior jinx with the disappointing 2000 release of Restless, even with Dr. Dre in his corner. While X is still in cahoots with the good Dre here, unfortunately Man vs Machine is a continuation of his lackluster spiral rather than the masterpiece that X fans thought to be inevitable when he linked up with the likes of Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem in the Y2K. Things start off with dark zest on the cleverly worded and sinisterly composed "Release Date," produced not by Dre, but by East Coaster Rockwilder. Dre chimes in with lyrics for the awkward and clunky "Symphony in X Major" and beats for the delightfully raunchy "Choke Me, Spank Me" and the slightly above-workaday "Losin' Your Mind" featuring Snoop Dogg. Also, taking a somewhat shameful page out of P. Diddy's book, producer Jelly Roll turns to early-'80s Toto "Africa" for inspiration on the painfully inane "Heart of Man." Things pick up some on the Dre camp's retort to a Jermaine Dupri dis on the Eminem-produced "My Name" featuring some patented Slim Shady punch lines and a G-hook from Nate Dogg and the cross-continental banger "BK to LA" featuring Brownsville sluggers M.O.P. The heartfelt ode to his mother "Missin' U" notwithstanding, after the floss and gloss of this release is peeled away, there's a lot more of Xzibit the MC caught in the machine of the hip-hop industry than there is of Xzibit the gifted man.
The Source - Rob Marriott
Xzibit takes an athletic, John Henry-style approach to lyricism, pounding through rhymes like he were swinging sledgehammers on a train gang.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/1/2002
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998592544
  • Catalog Number: 85925

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Release Date (4:04)
  2. 2 Symphony in X Major (3:55)
  3. 3 Multiply - Nate Dogg (4:08)
  4. 4 Break Yourself (3:11)
  5. 5 Heart of Man (4:07)
  6. 6 Harder - Golden State Project (4:10)
  7. 7 Paul (0:27)
  8. 8 Choke Me, Spank Me (Pull My Hair) (3:28)
  9. 9 Losin' Your Mind (4:16)
  10. 10 BK to La (4:57)
  11. 11 My Name Is - Eminem (4:32)
  12. 12 The Gambler - Anthony Hamilton (4:55)
  13. 13 Missin' U - Andre "Dre Boogie" Wilson (5:21)
  14. 14 Right On (3:29)
  15. 15 B**** A** N***** (1:43)
  16. 16 Enemies (5:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 My Life, My World - Traci Nelson (0:18)
  2. 2 What a Mess (0:34)
  3. 3 (Hit U) Where It Hurts (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Xzibit Primary Artist
Barbara Wilson Vocals
Conesha Owens Vocals
Sir Jinx Vocals
Mike Elizondo Bass, Keyboards
Traci Nelson Vocals
Truth Hurts Vocals
Mamie Gunn Vocals
Ron Feemster Keyboards
Technical Credits
Dr. Dre Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Richard Huredia Engineer
Luis Resto Producer
Erick Sermon Producer
Doug Wilson Engineer
Rick Rock Producer
Rockwilder Producer
Tyrone Fyfee Producer
Eminem Composer, Producer
Bink Producer
Dylan Dresdow Engineer
Jason Schweitzer Engineer
Justin Bendo Engineer
Rocklogic Engineer
J. Beats Producer
Steve King Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    KiNNA RIGHT

    My Fav. song on this album is Heart of Man! i think the beat is nice and has kinda a jamaican flow thats why i like it but the others on his album is coo too but i would have too saySymphony in X major is second best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    all Hale X2thaZ!!

    This has gotta be xzibits hottest work yet, the only track that i can thnk of that is equal 2 anything on this album is Papparazzi, so all you serious rap fans out there should know by that comment that this is a must have album. Man vs Machine has an overall more electric and up beat feel than his his last installment Restless which i find suits xzibits rapping style better, but saying that the more chilled tracks, heart of man and missin u are two of my favourite ytracks on the album it all depends on what mood your in. In short i would say you cant go wrong with Xzibit on this album its got it all, a wkd peice of work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    X 2 The Z Vs. Machine

    Xzibit Has Been In The Rap Game For a while. Starting Back in 95 with the alkoholiks. Xzibit Always has came out with tounge-twisting, lyrically gifted uprising lyrics. Xzibits Albums are not only put together good with talent and skill, but show an enormous rate in sales. Xzibits Newest Projekt Man Vs. Machine is pure classic. The Material is great from songs from "Harder" feat/ The Golden State Project to "Right On." Xzibits has a talent for west coast rap. His Lyrical Blade Stays out in the open. Personaly i think "40 dayz & 40 nightz" was his best album but Man Vs. Machine is still an UndaGround Classic to Me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    XtothaZ!

    Sic album and a must have 4 every rap fan. Another platinum album for Xzibit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Xzibit Cd

    The New Xzibit is awesome. All The Songs R GReat. Its VEry good. Not as good as Restless Restless was a hip-hop classic it went golden. But STill Man Vs. Machine is a very very good album be sure to get it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    X at his best!

    Xzibit delivers in his usual hard hiting west coast gangsta style. Features Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and Dr. Dre to name a few. I especialy liked "Release Date" and "My Name".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ill project

    a yo this is one hell of an album dude hope you could keep it real.this is fatal eklipse

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