Restless (Xzibit album)

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Restless
Studio album by Xzibit
Released December 12, 2000 (U.S.)
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, G-Funk
Length 59:38
Label Loud Records
Producer Dr. Dre (exec.), Battlecat, DJ Quik, Eminem, Rick Rock, Erick Sermon, Rockwilder, Mel-Man, Nottz, Scott Storch, Sir Jinx, Soopafly, Thayoud Ausar
Xzibit chronology
Likwit Rhymes
(2000)
Restless
(2000)
Man vs. Machine
(2002)
Singles from Restless
  1. "Front 2 Back"
    Released: September 25, 2000
  2. "X"
    Released: December 12, 2000
  3. "Get Your Walk On"
    Released: January 8, 2001

Restless is rapper Xzibit's third studio album. It was released on December 12, 2000 and debuted at number 14 on the Billboard 200 with approximately 204,000 copies sold in its first week released.[1] The album then fell seventeen spots to number 31 in the second week, but then rose back up 19 spots to peak at number 12 the following week.[2] Also since being released the album was certified platinum by the RIAA with an excess of one million copies sold making it Xzibit's most successful album of his career.[3]

Reception[edit]

Restless received generally positive reviews from music critics. AllMusic, Rolling Stone and Vibe all gave the album 4 out of 5 stars. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75, based on 11 reviews.


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[4]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly B+[6]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[7]
NME 7/10[8]
RapReviews 9/10[9]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[10]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[11]
The Source 3.5/5 stars[11]
Spin 6/10[4]
Vibe 4/5 stars[4][12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Restless" (intro) Sir Jinx, Thayod Ausar 1:15
2. "Front 2 Back"   Rockwilder 3:02
3. "Been a Long Time" (featuring Nate Dogg) Battlecat 3:57
4. "U Know" (featuring Dr. Dre) Dr. Dre, Nottz 3:26
5. "X" (featuring Snoop Dogg) Dr. Dre, Mel-Man, Scott Storch 4:15
6. "Alkaholik" (featuring Erick Sermon, J-Ro & Tash) Erick Sermon 3:39
7. "Kenny Parker Show 2001" (featuring KRS-One) Xzibit, Thayod Ausar 4:45
8. "D.N.A. (Drugs-N-Alkahol)" (featuring Snoop Dogg) Rick Rock 4:37
9. "Double Time"   Erick Sermon 2:50
10. "Don't Approach Me" (featuring Eminem) Eminem 4:36
11. "Rimz & Tirez" (featuring Defari, Goldie Loc & Kokane) Soopafly 4:52
12. "Fuckin' You Right"   Soopafly 3:42
13. "Best of Things"   Dr. Dre 3:20
14. "Get Your Walk On"   Mel-Man, Battlecat 3:39
15. "Sorry I'm Away So Much" (featuring DJ Quik & Suga Free) DJ Quik 3:59
16. "Loud & Clear" (featuring Defari, King T & Butch Cassidy) Battlecat 3:33

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Front 2 Back"
  • Released: September 25, 2000
  • B-side:
"Don't Approach Me"
  • Released: 2000
  • B-side:
"X"
  • Released: December 12, 2000
  • B-side: "X" (Remix)
"Get Your Walk On"
  • Released: January 8, 2001 (Austria)
  • B-side:

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2000 Restless #12 #1

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Rhythmic Top 40
2000 "X" #76 #32 #36 #23
2001 "Front 2 Back" - #65 #42 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 411 Online". The 411 Online. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  2. ^ "Xzibit: Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  4. ^ a b c "Critic Reviews for Restless". Metacritic. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ Conaway, Matt. "Restless - Xzibit". Allmusic. 
  6. ^ Browne, David (January 5, 2001). "Tha Last Meal; Restless Review". Entertainment Weekly. 
  7. ^ "Xzibit - Restless". HipHopDX. March 11, 2001. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ Bardwell, Derek A. (December 8, 2000). "Album Reviews - Xzibit : Restless". NME. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  9. ^ "RapReviews.com Feature for December 19, 2000 - Xzibit's 'Restless'". RapReviews. December 19, 2000. 
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Xzibit". RobertChristgau.com. 
  11. ^ a b "Xzibit - Restless CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  12. ^ Lavonne, Nicole (February 2001). "Xzibit: Restless". Vibe: 138. Archived from the original on April 24, 2001. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 

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