Just days after a standout feature for Koache, Xzibit does it again. The platinum MC gets down with Bishop Lamont, who is a fellow Dr. Dre affiliate of the mid-2000s. “Back Up Off Me” is a single from Lamont’s perceived 2016 debut, The Reformation.
As the title suggests, the record—featuring singer Kaleb Simmonds—is about pushing others for much needed room. X opens things up with a raspy and rowdy verse, talking like he did on his first two solo LPs. Bishop comes in next, showing why he caught the ear of Dre as well as Caltroit in the last decade. This is hard-nosed Hip-Hop that combines B-Boy pride with street-tested bravado.