Man vs. Machine

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Man vs. Machine
Studio album by Xzibit
Released October 1, 2002 (U.S.)
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 1:07:14
Label Loud Records, Columbia Records, Open Bar Entertainment
Producer Dr. Dre (exec.), Rick Rock, Bink!, Rockwilder, Erick Sermon, DJ Premier, , Denaun Porter, Eminem, JellyRoll, Ty Fyffe, J-Beats
Xzibit chronology
Restless
(2000)
Man vs. Machine
(2002)
Weapons of Mass Destruction
(2004)
Singles from Man vs. Machine
  1. "Multiply"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Choke Me, Spank Me (Pull My Hair)"
    Released: 2002
  3. "My Name"
    Released: 2002
  4. "Symphony in X Major"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (59/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [2]
Entertainment Weekly B- [3]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars [4]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars [5]
NME (7/10) [6]
RapReviews (8.5/10) [7]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention) [8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [9]
Stylus Magazine A- (Berliner) [10]
D− (Blanford)[11]
Uncut 2/5 stars [1][12]

Man vs. Machine is the fourth studio album by American rapper Xzibit. It was released on October 1, 2002. Special guests include Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, M.O.P, and Nate Dogg. Producers on the album include Rick Rock, Bink, Rockwilder, Erick Sermon, DJ Premier, and Dr. Dre (who was also the executive producer). The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with over 156,000 copies sold in the first week released. Since then album was certified gold by the RIAA selling over 500,000 copies. The track "My Name" which features Eminem and Nate Dogg, is a diss track aimed at Canibus, Jermaine Dupri, and Moby.[13]

Two of the songs from Man Vs. Machine were featured in the 2005 film Domino. The specific songs were "Choke Me, Spank Me (Pull My Hair)" as well as "The Gambler", which played during the film's opening credits.

Eminem's manager, Paul Rosenberg, makes a guest appearance on the album by performing a "Paul" skit (which is a skit that is commonly used for Eminem's studio albums).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Release Date"   Rockwilder 4:06
2. "Symphony In X Major" (featuring Dr. Dre) Rick Rock 3:55
3. "Multiply" (featuring Nate Dogg) Mr. Porter 4:08
4. "Break Yourself"   Rick Rock 3:11
5. "Heart of Man"   Jelly Roll 4:08
6. "Harder" (featuring The Golden State Project) Jelly Roll 4:10
7. "Paul" (interlude)   0:27
8. "Choke Me, Spank Me (Pull My Hair)" (featuring Traci Nelson) Dr. Dre 3:28
9. "Losin' Your Mind" (featuring Snoop Dogg) Dr. Dre 4:16
10. "BK To LA" (featuring M.O.P.) Ty Fyffe 4:57
11. "My Name" (featuring Eminem & Nate Dogg) Eminem 4:32
12. "The Gambler" (featuring Anthony Hamilton) Bink! 4:55
13. "Missin' U" (featuring Andre "Dre Boogie" Wilson) Rick Rock 5:22
14. "Right On"   Erick Sermon 3:29
15. "Bitch Ass Niggas" (interlude) (featuring Eddie Griffin)   1:43
16. "Enemies"   J-Beats 5:00

Singles[edit]

"My Name"

Chart Position
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks # 66

"Multiply"

Chart Position
Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles # 14
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks # 40
Hot Rap Tracks # 23
Rhythmic Top 40 # 27

"Symphony In X Major"

Chart Position
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks # 63

"Choke Me Spank Me (Pull My Hair)"

Chart Position
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks # 73

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Top Canadian Albums
2002 3 1 8

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