Restless [Explicit Lyrics]

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As a member of the fun-loving West coast MC squad Tha Alkaholiks, Xzibit rocked the mike and helped sustain the party vibe on classic underground albums such as 21 & Over and Likwidation. To the delight of Alkaholiks fans everywhere, Xzibit released his solo debut, At the Speed of Life, in 1996, which featured the haunting single, "Paparazzi." And while his sophomore effort, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, was well received, what truly established Xzibit as a hot MC were his blazing cameos on Dr. Dre's hip-hop masterpiece, Chronic 2001. So it's only fitting that X and Dre have teamed once again for Xzibit's highly anticipated third album, Restless. As the disc's executive producer, Dre provides tracks that range from ...
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Editorial Reviews

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As a member of the fun-loving West coast MC squad Tha Alkaholiks, Xzibit rocked the mike and helped sustain the party vibe on classic underground albums such as 21 & Over and Likwidation. To the delight of Alkaholiks fans everywhere, Xzibit released his solo debut, At the Speed of Life, in 1996, which featured the haunting single, "Paparazzi." And while his sophomore effort, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, was well received, what truly established Xzibit as a hot MC were his blazing cameos on Dr. Dre's hip-hop masterpiece, Chronic 2001. So it's only fitting that X and Dre have teamed once again for Xzibit's highly anticipated third album, Restless. As the disc's executive producer, Dre provides tracks that range from the melodic to the menacing, while X delivers hard-hitting lyrics and well-timed punchlines. The results are stellar even when Dre shares his mixing board with other producers, as on the strings-accented, Rocwilder-produced "Front to Back," where Xzibit's lyrical skills shine with quips such as "This is holocaust rap, ni**a/Overreact and I'ma bring it to your chest like an asthma attack!" Other highlights include the humorous posse cuts "Alkaholik," on which Erick Sermon, J-Ro, and Tash exchange braggadocios rhymes, and the funky, percussion-heavy "Rimz & Tirez," which features Defari, Goldie Loc, and Kokane. Revealing a more sentimental side, X switches things up for "Sorry I'm Away So Much," a touching flute and piano-accented narrative featuring Suga Free and DJ Quik. With Restless, Xzibit shows that he is one of hip-hop's most versatile lyricists. Abby Addis
All Music Guide - Matt Conaway
It's only appropriate that Xzibit's highly anticipated, and often-delayed, Restless concluded hip-hop's millennial melting pot. After all, Xzibit's association with Dr. Dre and his Aftermath regime attached very lofty expectations to Restless; X was publicly anointed as the next MC expected to blow up. Surely, with Dre as executive producer and guest shots from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Dre himself, Xzibit was virtually assured of acquiring the mainstream success that eluded him on previous efforts At the Speed of Life and 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz. Thanks largely to Dre's knob-twisting input, Restless became aural kin to Dre's own 2001 comeback vehicle, as the head-nod factor is immediately established on "Front to Back," the heavenly synth stabs "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 and KRS-One, among many others, 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. However, it would have taken nothing short of a masterpiece for Xzibit to appease hip-hop's finicky masses. And while Restless isn't the crowning achievement many predicted, it is X to the Z's most consistent effort to date.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/12/2000
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998657328
  • Catalog Number: 86573

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Restless (Intro) (1:15)
  2. 2 Front 2 Back (3:02)
  3. 3 Been a Long Time - Nate Dogg (3:57)
  4. 4 U Know (3:26)
  5. 5 X (4:15)
  6. 6 Alkaholik - J-Ro (3:39)
  7. 7 Kenny Parker Show 2001 (4:45)
  8. 8 D.N.A. (Drugs-N-Alkahol) (4:37)
  9. 9 Double Time (2:50)
  10. 10 Don't Approach Me (4:36)
  11. 11 Rimz & Tirez - Goldie Loc (4:52)
  12. 12 F****n' You Right (3:42)
  13. 13 Best of Things (3:20)
  14. 14 Get Your Walk On (3:39)
  15. 15 Sorry I'm Away So Much (3:59)
  16. 16 Loud & Clear - Defari (3:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Xzibit Primary Artist, Vocals
King Tee Track Performer
Snoop Dogg Vocal Ad-Libs
Butch Cassidy Vocals
KRS-One Track Performer
Scott Spencer Storch Keyboards
Kokane Vocals
Suga Free Track Performer
Mike Elizondo Bass
Defari Track Performer
Camara Kambon Keyboards
DJ Pen One scratching
Goldie Loc Track Performer
Technical Credits
DJ Quik Producer, Engineer
E-Swift Writer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Richard Huredia Engineer
Erick Sermon Producer
Scott Spencer Storch Producer
Lance Pierre Engineer
Thayod Producer
Sir Jinx Producer
Xzibit Producer
Soopafly Producer
Eminem Producer
Battlecat Producer
Mel-Man Producer
Dominick Lamb Producer
DJ Head drum programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Still one of the hottest albums out

    If u r a true rap/hip hop fan u will love this album. U can let the whole thing play thru again and again, every song is hot and ull never get tired of it. No one expected this from Xzibit, not even me but this is one of my favorite albums in my collection now. Get it u wont be sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    RESTLESS

    ANOTHER DRE MAGIC,RESTLESS IS ANOTHER GOOD AND DIFFERENT ALBUM.GO GET IT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Buy this CD !

    Buy Xzibit's Cd Restless. It's so damn good! nr. 10 ''Don't approach me'' featuring Eminem is one of the smashhits. If u like hiphop u will love that song!!!

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