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Do Remember When King T Toasted Tha Alkaholiks & Spilled Great Lyricism (Video)

When West Coast vets are being discussed, King T’s name does not come up nearly enough. The Compton, California native released a robust major label debut, Act A Fool, in late 1988. This puts him in scarce company indeed, as Ice-T’s essential first album Rhyme Pays had dropped only a... Read more

A Near 500-Song Mix Showcases The Magnificent History Of West Coast Hip-Hop (Audio)

West Coast Hip-Hop is incredible. So many of its pioneers are still making albums, doing shows, and adding to their legacy. As a tribute to the Left Coast immense contributions to Hip-Hop, Take It Personal Radio has compiled a four-part episode dedicated to gangsta and underground Rap classics from the... Read more

The Pharcyde’s Fatlip Says He’s All The Way Back & Shows It (Video)

Last year, founding Pharcyde member Fatlip worked with Edo. G and producer Tone Spliff on video single "Playtime Over." 'Lip and Tone keep that chemistry strong going into the soulful "For You." This track features two Madlib collaborators in Percee P as well as Strong Arm Steady/Likwit Crew member Phil... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: J Dilla vs. Madlib. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer," the third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel of experts, and two slots will be reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no... Read more

Dr. Dre Mimicked A Classic Mobb Deep Beat On This Unreleased Aftermath Jam (Audio)

In 2006, 50 Cent and G-Unit Records released Mobb Deep's seventh album. A Queens, New York affair, Blood Money was executive produced by Fif', and would be the only LP Prodigy and Havoc would enjoy during their tenure with the Unit and Interscope Records. On that album, M-O-B-B were privy... Read more

Xzibit & Bishop Lamont Get In Battle Rap Mode For Their Brolic Video

A decade ago, Bishop Lamont was Dr. Dre's key protege at Aftermath Entertainment. The Carson, California native would never release much to the public during his time at the high profile label, but has been on a tear in the many years since. From Caltroit to stellar appearances alongside DJ... Read more

Xzibit Cast As Crooked Record Executive In Upcoming “Empire” Episodes

Veteran MC Xzibit has made a solid career out of acting. In addition to his hosting on series such as MTV's Pimp My Ride, the onetime Loud Records star lyricist has appeared in XXX: State Of The Union, 8 Mile, and TV reboot Hawaii Five-O. According to Deadline, Mr. X-to-the-Z... Read more

Xzibit Swings Hard, In Support Of Bishop Lamont In This Combative Collabo (Audio)

Just days after a standout feature for Koache, Xzibit does it again. The platinum MC gets down with Bishop Lamont, who is a fellow Dr. Dre affiliate of the mid-2000s. "Back Up Off Me" is a single from Lamont's perceived 2016 debut, The Reformation. As the title suggests, the record—featuring... Read more

Xzibit Moves Forward With Bars That Will Take Yiu Back (Audio)

Xzibit and Nottz go back. On the acclaimed 2000 LP Restless, the Virginia producer/MC shared a track with Dr. Dre in "U Know." Z-to-the-Z and Nottz Raw would work again on the first Serial Killers project a couple years ago. This time, the V-A to C-A link surrounds Los Angles,... Read more

15 Years Ago, Xzibit’s Restlessness Helped Make Him a Household Name (Editorial)

On December 12, 2000, Los Angeles, California-based MC Xzibit dropped his third album, one that arrived at a curious juncture in his musical and professional careers. Already considered a West Coast favorite thanks to the grassroots and Underground support of his sophomore effort 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, the streets... Read more

Xzibit’s Rapping With A Chip On His Shoulder Again, Alongside B-Real & Demrick (Audio)

Two years to the month removed from the premier, self-titled Serial Killers mixtape project, Xzibit, B-Real, and Demrick (f/k/a Young De) are back at it with the bar brutality. "Hang 'Em High" is the latest audio glimpse from Murder Show, coming October 30 from the Killers. Mr. X-to-the-Z in particular... Read more

Finding The GOAT (Round 2): Eminem vs. Xzibit…Who You Got?

We have reached the second round in the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time). We are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Treach vs. Xzibit…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Ras Kass, Xzibit, Royce Da 5’9″ & Bishop Lamont Are On A Brutal Lyrical Safari (Audio)

Whoa! From Ras Kass & Apollo Brown's upcoming Blasphemy album, the tandem releases "Giraffe Pussy." While the title possibly conjures up some difficult images, the song itself is one of the biggest, most brutal lyrical super-collaborations this year. Xzibit, who rocked with Razzy since the Golden State Warriors days (with... Read more

Xzibit, B Real & Demrick Are Halloween Serial Killers (Mixtape)

Delegates from the Likwit Crew, Cypress Hill, and Tangled Thoughts link up for Serial Killers. The trio drops a self-titled mixtape featuring Hospin, Jon Connor, and Tha Eastsidaz' Goldie Locc. Ill Bill, Nottz, DJ Khalil, and (get this!) Sir Jinx as well as DJ Lethal provides beats. Click here to... Read more

Two underground legends, Defari and Madlib, connect on Puro. Check out the video.

The Likwit Crew never got the props they deserved.  King Tee, Tha Alkaholiks and Xzibit were sikwidit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRtouB7ZiQs&feature=player_embedded Here's some of that Likwit goodness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL-idMUSekU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2clm68lcsQQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H91kWpUNiwU... Read more