X (Xzibit song)

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"X"
Xzibit-X-Cover.jpg
Single by Xzibit
from the album Restless
Released December 12, 2000 (2000-12-12)
Genre West Coast hip hop
Length 4:15
Label Loud
Writer(s) A. Joiner
Producer(s) Dr. Dre, Mel-Man, Scott Storch
Xzibit singles chronology
"Front 2 Back"
(2000)
"X"
(2000)
"Get Your Walk On"
(2001)
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"Bitch Please"
(1999)
"X"
(2000)
"Beautiful"
(2002)

"X" is the second single from Xzibit's third studio album, Restless. Fellow West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg can be heard talking in the outro. It was produced by Dr. Dre with co-production from Scott Storch and Mel-Man. The song samples the line "Not these niggas again" from Eminem's Bitch Please II which is featured on Eminem's album The Marshall Mathers LP.

Music video[edit]

The music video directed by David Meyers has cameo appearances from Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Wu-Tang members RZA and Method Man. Most of the video includes Xzibit in a studio with Snoop and Dr. Dre rapping and in the third verse he is in a concert performing while the cameo appearance rappers are sitting with the fans.

Track list[edit]

  1. "X" (Radio Edit) - 4:22
  2. "X" (Explicit) - 4:16
  3. "X" (Instrumental) - 4:22

Chart performance[edit]

This song charted number 76 at Billboard Hot 100 and number 32 at Hot R&B songs. But #14 at the UK Charts has remained as Xzibit's second highest chart at UK as the highest chart is "Hey Now (Mean Muggin)" released in 2004.[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 19
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 39
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 32
France (SNEP)[5] 73
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[6] 18
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 42
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 5
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 14
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[10] 5
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 76
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 32
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[13] 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AllMusic ((( Xzibit > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Xzibit – X" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Xzibit – X" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Xzibit – X" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  5. ^ "Lescharts.com – Xzibit – X" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 12, 2001" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Xzibit – X". Singles Top 100. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Xzibit – X". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  9. ^ "Archive Chart: 2001-03-17" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  10. ^ "Archive Chart: 2001-03-17" UK R&B Chart.
  11. ^ "Xzibit – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Xzibit. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  12. ^ "Xzibit – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Xzibit. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  13. ^ "Xzibit > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved March 16, 2012.