Xzibit - Full Circle

posted Monday October 23 ,2006 at 10:01AM CDT | 1 comments

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Sure, he's become Mr. Pimp My Ride over the years, but he's steady gotten better as an emcee with each album, even if his beats have gotten worse and his limelight duller. This album is no exception.

When Xzibit said he would come back Full Circle with his newest LP, many anticipated heat. After all, if you recall "Paparazzi" and "Welcome to L.A.," you know what X can do with a pen, pad and a mic. Sure, he's become Mr. Pimp My Ride over the years, but he's steady gotten better as an emcee with each album, even if his beats have gotten worse and his limelight duller. This album is no exception.

His story telling becomes vivid as ever with "Rampart Division," a rhyme written from a crooked LAPD officer's point of view. With it, he manages to be humorous, critical, insightful and controversial. His social commentary is enhanced by "Black and Brown," a touching heart-to-heart piece composed in the wake of a violent race war going in the streets today between gangs. His growth as a man is prevalent. First, he discusses how men should treat women and family life in "Family Values." Later, on "Scandalous Bitches," X

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