Full Circle (Xzibit album)

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Full Circle
Studio album by Xzibit
Released October 17, 2006 (USA)
October 24, 2006 (UK)
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap
Length 59:06
Label Open Bar/Koch / Sony Music (EU)
Producer Keith Shocklee (co-exec.)
Xzibit, JellyRoll, DJ Quik, Daz Dillinger
Xzibit chronology
Weapons of Mass Destruction
(2004)
Full Circle
(2006)
Napalm
(2012)
Singles from Full Circle
  1. "Concentrate"
    Released: September 29, 2006
  2. "Family Values"
    Released: November 4, 2006
  3. "Thank You"
    Released: December 11, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
AllHipHop 3.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[4]
Okayplayer (mixed)[5]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[6]
RapReviews (8.5/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[8]
Spin (6/10)[9]
XXL Magazine 4/5 stars[10]

Full Circle, released in 2006, is the sixth album from West Coast rapper Xzibit, his first release on Koch Records. To assist in the making of Full Circle, Xzibit enlisted Keith Shocklee of the Bomb Squad as co-executive producer. The Game, DJ Quik, Too Short, T-Pain and Tha Dogg Pound make up the many high-profile guests, and the Chappelle's Show's Donnell Rawlings makes a comedic appearance. The presence of King Tee is particularly notable for being the first Likwit Crew rapper to appear on an Xzibit album since 2000's Restless.

"Concentrate" was released as the lead single. Produced by the Bay Area's Rick Rock, it sampled and looped "Nam Myōhō Renge Kyō," a mantra that is chanted as the central practice of all forms of Nichiren Buddhism.

Full Circle debuted at number 50 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 17,000 copies in the US. Since then It has now sold 122,000 copies in the US and 244,000 copies worldwide. The album had three singles released, in which two of them had music videos filmed for them (for "Concentrate" and "Thank You").

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Invade My Space" (featuring Jelly Roll) A. Joiner, D. Drew Jelly Roll 5:17
2. "Rollin'" (featuring Jelly Roll) A. Joiner, D. Drew Jelly Roll 4:12
3. "Ram Part Division"   A. Joiner, D. Blake DJ Quik 4:04
4. "Say It to My Face" (featuring Don Blaze & Kurupt) A. Joiner, L. Moses, A. Gordon, J. Campbell The Big Beat Maker 4:09
5. "The Donnell Rawlings Show" (Skit) D. Rawlings   1:41
6. "Scandalous Bitches"   A. Joiner, A. Deitch, E. Krasno Fyre Dept. 3:04
7. "Concentrate"   A. Joiner, R. Thomas Rick Rock 3:49
8. "On Bail" (featuring Daz Dillinger, Game & T-Pain) A. Joiner, D. Arnaud, J. Corrine, F. Najm, J. Taylor DJ Felli Fel 4:38
9. "Family Values"   A. Joiner, J. Jayankura, N. Rodgers, B. Edwards Dublin Beats 3:53
10. "Black & Brown" (featuring Jelly Roll) A. Joiner, S. Campbell, M. Leathers The Arkitects 5:48
11. "The Whole World"   A. Joiner, D. Drew Jelly Roll 4:21
12. "Poppin' Off" (featuring DJ Quik & King Tee) A. Joiner, R. McBride, D. Blake, K. Abdul-Rahman DJ Khalil 4:14
13. "Movin' in Your Chucks" (featuring Kurupt & Too $hort) A. Joiner, R. Brown, K. Gillman, L. Hunt, T. Shaw, D. Drew, J. Long Jelly Roll 4:55
14. "Thank You"   A. Joiner, W. Campbell Warryn Campbell 5:00
Sample credits
  • "Family Values" contains samples of "Savoir Faire", performed originally by Chic.

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Top Independent Albums
2006 Full Circle 50 13 3

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