Xzibit may finally get the recognition he deserves with his fourth set. With Dr. Dre at the helm as executive producer, Man vs.
Xzibit may finally get the recognition he deserves with his fourth set. With Dr. Dre at the helm as executive producer, Man vs. Machine is an intense set that never stops. Combining tracks from Rockwilder, Rick Rock, and Eminem with relentless lyrics, Xzibit has crafted the set to take this once underground MC to the next level. Featuring Dre, "Symphony in X Major" is an irresistible head-nodder with an operatic hook that sounds both urgent and chaotic. Lead single "Multiply," which features Nate Dogg, is a classic West Coast-inspired track with its requisite funk-influenced bounce. Xzibit also goes East Coast with the M.O.P.-featured "From BK to LA." Other standouts include blaxploitation-inspired "The Gambler," featuring R&B newcomer Anthony Hamilton, and "Harder," which features the Golden State Project. Man vs. Machine proves that Xzibit is clearly ready for primetime, whether the mainstream likes it or not.—RH