Napalm (album)

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Napalm
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Studio album by Xzibit
Released October 9, 2012 (2012-10-09)
Recorded 2012
Genre West coast hip hop, Gangsta rap
Length 69:05 (Normal Edition)
84:07 (Deluxe Edition)
Label Open Bar, EMI
Producer 1500 or Nothin', 21 The Producer, Akon, Butcher, David Banner, DJ Chill, Dr. Dre, E. Dan, Focus..., Illmind, Insane Wayne, M-Phazes, Rick Rock, S1, Saukrates
Xzibit chronology
Full Circle
(2006)
Napalm
(2012)
Singles from Napalm
  1. "Phenom"
    Released: May 25, 2010
  2. "Up Out the Way"
    Released: September 4, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllHipHop 8.5/10[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
DubCNN 4/5 stars[3]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[4]
HipHopSite.Com 4/5 stars[5]
RapReviews 7.5/10[6]
Slant 3.5/5 stars[7]
XXL 3/5 stars (L)[8]

Napalm is the seventh studio album by American rapper Xzibit, released on October 9, 2012, through Open Bar Entertainment and EMI Records. The album featured artists such as Bishop Lamont, E-40, Game, Prodigy, Demrick, Wiz Khalifa and Crooked I among others. It is his first album since 2006's Full Circle.

Background[edit]

After the commercial failure of his last studio album Full Circle in 2006, Xzibit was released from his contract with Koch Records and mainly focused on his acting career. No new material for a new studio album surfaced until 2009, when he released the song "Hurt Locker", followed by "Phenom" in early 2010 for his new studio album, then titled MMX (2010 in Roman numerals). But since none of the singles made a commercial impact, the album was not released that year, prompting him to change the name to MMXI. The album was renamed Restless 2 in late 2011 and again renamed to its current title after the success of his collaboration "Napalm" with Travis Barker for his mixtape Let the Drummer Get Wicked.

Singles[edit]

The album's single "Phenom" was released on May 25, 2010 on iTunes, produced by Risingson and features vocals from rapper Kurupt with whom Xzibit had already worked on previous albums, and G-Unit rapper 40 Glocc. The album's lead single "Up Out The Way" was released on September 4, 2012, featuring fellow West Coast rapper E-40 and was produced by Rick Rock. It was released on the radio Power 106, with Xzibit and DJ Felli Fel.[citation needed]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 150 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 3,200 copies in the United States.[9][10][11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "State of Hip-Hop vs. Xzibit" Beat Butcha 3:54
2. "Everything" Rick Rock 4:07
3. "Dos Equis" (featuring The Game & RBX) Rick Rock 4:05
4. "Something More" (featuring Prodigy) Saukrates 3:42
5. "Gangsta Gangsta" DJ Chill 4:16
6. "Forever a G" (featuring Wiz Khalifa) E. Dan 3:58
7. "1983" (featuring Trena Joiner) Insane Wayne 3:47
8. "Stand Tall" (featuring Slim the Mobster) S1, M-Phazes 4:24
9. "Spread It Out" 21 The Producer 3:38
10. "Up Out the Way" (featuring E-40) Rick Rock 4:23
11. "Napalm" 1500 or Nuthin' 4:15
12. "Meaning of Life" S1 5:00
13. "Louis XIII" (featuring King T & Tha Alkaholiks) Dr. Dre 2:43
14. "Enjoy the Night" (featuring David Banner, Wiz Khalifa & Brevi) David Banner 3:46
15. "Movies" (featuring The Game, Crooked I, Slim the Mobster & Demrick) Akon 5:10
16. "I Came to Kill" Illmind 3:38
17. "Killer's Remorse" (performed by Serial Killers featuring Bishop Lamont) Focus... 4:19
Total length: 69:05

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Napalm adapted from Allmusic.[12]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label
Germany[13] October 5, 2012 CD, digital download Open Bar Entertainment, EMI
Italy[14]
United States[15] October 9, 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ K1ng Eljay (@K1ngEljay) (2012-10-13). "Album Review: Xzibit's "Napalm"". AllHipHop.com. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Fred (2012-10-08). "Napalm – Xzibit: Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Xzibit – Napalm (Album Review) » Blog Archive » dubcnn.com // The HUB of West Coast Hip-Hop For 10 Years & Runnin' // West Coast News Network //". Dubcnn.com. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  4. ^ Kuperstein, Slava (2012-10-23). "Xzibit – Napalm | Read Hip Hop Reviews, Rap Reviews & Hip Hop Album Reviews". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  5. ^ Review
  6. ^ "Feature for October 16, 2012 – Xzibit's "Napalm"". Rapreviews.com. 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  7. ^ "Xzibit: Napalm | Music Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  8. ^ "Xzibit, Napalm – XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2012-10-13. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  9. ^ Langhorne, Cyrus (2012-10-17). "Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Steal Top 3, Machine Gun Kelly Shoots Up Top 5, Xzibit Blows Up The Chart". Sohh.Com. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  10. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2012-10-17). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/14/2012 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/431562/xzibit/chart?f=305
  12. ^ "Napalm – Xzibit". AllMusic. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  13. ^ iTunes – Musik – „Napalm“ von Xzibit
  14. ^ iTunes – Musica – Napalm di Xzibit
  15. ^ iTunes – Music – Napalm (Deluxe Edition) by Xzibit