"X" is the first single from Xzibit's third studio album, Restless. Fellow West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg can be heard talking in the outro. It was produced by Dr. Dre with co-production from Scott Storch and Melvin "Mel-Man" Bradford. The song samples the line "Not these niggas again" from Eminem's "Bitch Please II" which is featured on Eminem's album The Marshall Mathers LP. The single was released through Sony Music Entertainment, Epic Records, SRC Records, Loud Records, and Xzibit's Open Bar Entertainment.

"X"
Single by Xzibit
from the album Restless
ReleasedNovember 28, 2000 (2000-11-28)
GenreHip hop
Length4:15
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Xzibit singles chronology
"Year 2000"
(2000)
"X"
(2000)
"Front 2 Back"
(2000)
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"Bitch Please"
(1999)
"X"
(2000)
"Beautiful"
(2002)

Music video

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The music video directed by Dave Meyers has cameo appearances from Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, RZA and Method Man. In the first verse, Xzibit raps his verse in a limo with women around. In the second verse, Xzibit is at a party, then in a bathroom when three men come in and try to attack Xzibit, only for Xzibit to teleport to the backstage area of his concert via a device. Most of the video includes Xzibit in a studio with Snoop and Dr. Dre rapping and in the third verse he is in a concert performing while the cameo appearance rappers are sitting with the fans.

Track listing

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  1. "X" (Radio Edit) - 4:22
  2. "X" (Explicit) - 4:16
  3. "X" (Instrumental) - 4:22

Chart performance

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The song charted at number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 32 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In the UK, it reached No. 14 on the UK Singles Chart, Xzibit's second highest charting hit there after "Hey Now (Mean Muggin)" in 2004.[1]

Charts

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References

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