What U See Is What U Get

"What U See Is What U Get" is the first single from Xzibit's second album, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz. In its first week the song peaked at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100, being Xzibit's highest charting single. It peaked at #3 on Hot Rap Singles, his highest on that chart.

"What U See Is What U Get"
Single by Xzibit
from the album 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz
B-side"3 Card Molly"
ReleasedJuly 7, 1998
GenreGangsta rap
Songwriter(s)Alvin Joiner
Producer(s)Jesse West
Xzibit (Co-produced)
Xzibit singles chronology
"Eyes May Shine"
"What U See Is What U Get"
"Los Angeles Times"

Music video edit

A music video directed by Gregory Dark was filmed in Los Angeles. The deceptively simplistic premise of the video is Xzibit's trek to a nearby shop after being asked to pick up some milk. On his way, Xzibit greets several friends, briefly performs in a local concert and even finds a dropped one hundred-dollar bill. However, he also crosses paths with various chaotic incidents including a carjacking, bombing, shooting, and store looting; all of which he walks past unshaken. In the end, Xzibit is able to pick up the milk and make his way home, only to be told that they also needed hot sauce and asked to go back out again. The video closes with a dedication to then-recently-deceased music video director Michael Lucero. Lucero's production company, What You See Is What You Get(?UC-IS-?U-GET) had produced and Lucero had directed the music videos for Xzibit's songs "Paparazzi" and "The Foundation".[1][unreliable source?] The music video peaked at #1 during 6 weeks at BET's Rap City.

Tracks edit


  1. "What U See Is What U Get" - 5:09
  2. "What U See Is What U Get" (instrumental) - 5:09
  3. "3 Card Molly" - 3:58
  4. "3 Card Molly" (instrumental) - 3:58


  1. "What U See Is What U Get" w/o intro (clean) - 4:21
  2. "What U See Is What U Get" w/ intro (clean) - 4:31
  3. "What U See Is What U Get" (LP version) - 5:12
  4. "What U See Is What U Get" (instrumental) - 5:09

Charts edit

Peak positions edit

Chart (1998) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 50
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 34
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 3

Year-end charts edit

End of year chart (1998) Position
Billboard Hot Rap Singles[2] 33

References edit

  1. ^ XzibitCentral.com (January 13, 2007). Xzibit- What U See Is What U Get. Youtube. Accessed September 24, 2007.
  2. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc (December 26, 1998 – January 2, 1999). Billboard Year-End Hot Rap Singles - 1998. Retrieved 2011-09-11. {{cite book}}: |last1= has generic name (help)