X.O. Experience

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X.O. Experience
Studio album by Tha Liks
Released July 3, 2001
Recorded 1999-2001
Genre Hip Hop
Label Loud Records
Producer E-Swift
Rockwilder
DJ Scratch
Thayod
The Neptunes
DJ Twinz
Tha Liks chronology
Likwidation
(1997)
X.O. Experience
(2001)
Firewater
(2006)

X.O. Experience is the fourth album by West Coast hip hop group Tha Alkaholiks, released under their nickname Tha Liks. Released four years after their third album Likwidation, X.O. Experience was not as acclaimed as their past work, and received moderate sales. The cover is an homage to that of the 1967 album Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. The album's lead single, The Neptunes-produced "Best U Can", became a minor hit in 2001, peaking at #64 on the R&B/Hip Hop charts.

The album features guest appearances from Xzibit, Busta Rhymes, Defari, Pharrell, King Tee and Kurupt.

Recording sessions[edit]

The recording sessions for X.O. Experience were filled with much partying and fun. Much alcohol and cannabis consumption occurred sometimes wasting studio time. When asked about the track "Bully Foot" featuring Busta Rhymes in an interview, Tash described the track's recording:

We did that in New York. I remember that we had the studio session, and when Busta came in, we were blunted behind tracks, running late at the studio session. We were partying and shit, drinking and having fun, and I remember that time just got short as a mufucka real quick.

I don’t know if it’s because we were fucked up, I don’t know what the plan was. But I went in there to do my rap, and when I went in there, I hear, “It’s a wrap, we’ve got to go, time’s up!” So I had to come back the next day and do my shit, I remember Busta Rhymes got to the studio before us [laughs]. DJ Scratch did the beat, so he was up there doing his thing. We had a lot of fun during that session.[1]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Length
1 "Intro" *Interlude* 0:43
2 "Bar Code" E-Swift Tash, J-Ro, Xzibit 3:32
3 "Run Wild" Rockwilder Tash, J-Ro, Shae Fiol 3:50
4 "L-I-K-S" E-Swift Tash, E-Swift, J-Ro 3:20
5 "Bully Foot Skit" *Interlude* 0:41
6 "Bully Foot" DJ Scratch Busta Rhymes, J-Ro, Tash 4:08
7 "My Dear" E-Swift Tash, Defari, J-Ro 3:53
8 "Interlude" *Interlude* 0:17
9 "Da Da Da Da" Thayod Tash, J-Ro, E-Swift 4:54
10 "40 Oz Quartet Part I" E-Swift J-Ro 1:48
11 "Sickness" Rockwilder Tash, J-Ro, Butch Cassidy 3:58
12 "Goin' Crazy" E-Swift J-Ro, Tash 4:30
13 "Best U Can" The Neptunes Tash, J-Ro, Pharrell 3:37
14 "40 Oz Quartet Part II" E-Swift Tash 2:27
15 "Anotha Round" E-Swift J-Ro, Tash 4:12
16 "Yo Mouth Skit" *Interlude* 0:33
17 "The Bubble" E-Swift E-Swift, Tash, King Tee 4:11
18 "151" DJ Twinz Tash, J-Ro, Xzibit 3:43
19 "Promote Violins" E-Swift Kurupt, J-Ro, Tash 3:56

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Best U Can"
  • Released: 2001
  • B-Side: "Best U Can (The Ahh Mix)"
"Run Wild"
  • Released: 2001
  • B-Side: "Anotha Round"

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Blender 4/5 stars [3]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [4]
HipHopDX.com 4/5 stars [5]
RapReviews.com 4/5 stars [6]

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2001 X.O. Experience #47 #14

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2001 "Best U Can" - #64 #14

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