AllHipHop.com Xzibit Album Review Gives Napalm 8.5 out of 10

AllHipHop.com, one of the internets most respected Hip Hop websites has just posted a review of Xzibit's 2012 album release Napalm. Here is part of what the review of the album said:

With an album being in development and delayed as long as this one seemed to be, you would think some of the music would be dated. Aside from the title track, “Napalm” (which was spotted earlier on Travis Barker’s Let The Drummer Get Wicked mixtape), it sounds like vintage X all over again. His aggressive flow easily powers through the already-dominant, West Coast influenced production, and he even tailors his flow to glide over the mellow tracks in the play-through, such as “Forever A G”, which features Wiz Khalifa.

The bottom line is that Xzibit’s had time to sit on this project and refine it, and it’s come out as incredible as the tracklisting reads. Napalm is a dope album, and even though it is at times a little too feature-heavy and includes a couple of filler tracks (“Dos Equis” and “Something More” come to mind, with the latter due to an uninspired verse from Prodigy), it contains some singles that’s sure to remind people why Xzibit was an Aftermath flagpole in the first place. There’s indeed some incredible music out right now, but you’d be robbing yourself of quality if you overlooked this one.

Don’t sleep.

AllHipHop Rating: 8.5 / 10

Napalm is available on iTunes and in all good music stores.

Read the full Napalm album review at AllHipHop.com

Xzibit Album Napalm Released Today in Australia (Friday October 12)

Xzibit Napalm 2012 Released In Australia

The wait for Australian Xzibit fans is over with the release of Xzibit's new album Napalm today Friday October 12. The album hit the shelves of music stores country wide so be sure to get your copy today. I picked up my copy this morning from JB Hifi (above).

Aussie Xzibit fans should keep it locked to XzibitCentral.com and we will let you know when Xzibit is set to visit for another tour via the Xzibit Concert, Tour and Show Dates page on XzibitCentral.com page and follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when the dates are locked in. 

Australian Xzibit Fans: ‘Xzibit – Napalm’ Album Will Hit Stores on October 12

Xzibit Napalm album front cover lyrics from songsXzibit's Australian fans can't be blamed for feeling left out, Xzibit's new album Napalm will hit the shelves on the Australian release date of Friday October 12. The delay probably had something to do with distribution but never fear, you can get your hands on the album through Pre-order at JB Hifi: http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/urban-grooves/napalm/674584 or head to your nearest music store on Friday.

Aussie Xzibit fans should keep it locked to XzibitCentral.com and we will let you know when Xzibit is set to visit for another tour via the Xzibit Concert, Tour and Show Dates page on XzibitCentral.com page and follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when the dates are locked in. 

Xzibit Interview: Xzibit Talks to DubCNN on Napalm, Family, Live Shows, Dr. Dre and Internet Memes

Xzibit sat down with DubCNN.com to talk about “Napalm“, the creative process behind it, picking the features as well as some of his personal highlights, such as the Dr. Dre-produced and Likwit Crew-assisted “Louis XIII” or the heartfelt “1983“. We also talk about his being a veteran now, nostalgia, and the energy he puts behind his live show. X also gives us some insight on balancing family life vs his music career, and how he feels about the immensely popular “Yo Dawg…” meme that was created about him on the internet.

Here is a section of the interview:

Dubcnn: Your live show has always been an important part of your career. You’ve toured constantly, overseas and back and I’ve seen you bring a lot of artists on tour with you over the years, from Defari to Krondon and now you’ve been riding with Demrick (Young De) for the past few years. What made you keep him as a part of your live show?

X: I mean I like rocking with people that are likeminded and as dedicated as I am. People that really want to come in. Like you said, the live show is really important and I made it hard for people with #1 records that come on after me, you know? I made it difficult. So you level the playing field when you get out on the stage.

If you can do a live show, you can kick anybody’s ass and that’s where we get down. We don’t play man, we get in and we know that the crowd wants to come see a Hip-Hop show and that’s what we do! I’m never to cool or too swaged out to fucking do a great show. *laughs* That’s what it’s about.

Dubcnn: You’ve got a lot of great collaborations on this album, and I noticed that you have a couple of people on there twice, like Game, B-Real or Wiz Khalifa. What was the process behind putting those records together?

X: It was created organically. The music spoke for the features. Once I started the records, I would bring the people that I felt like they need to be on the record, that sounded like they need to be on the record. I kept the features really creative, it’s not just because they’re on the song – they might not be doing no rapping whatsoever. Like WIz sung some shit and then he did a verse on some shit, Game did a hook something and then did a verse on something. It’s different, it’s structured very uniquely and I’m glad that the circle of people that I got on the record sound consistent and sounds like one body of work.

Watch or Read the full interview at DubCNN Exclusive: Xzibit talks Napalm, Family, Live Shows, Dr. Dre and Internet Memes