Today In Hip-Hop: Xzibit Releases ‘At The Speed Of Life’

On this day, October 1, in hip hop history... 1996: After making a name for himself with guest appearances on various Likwit Crew songs in the early 1990s, Xzibit released his debut album, At The Speed Of Life, on October 1, 1996. Considered by many fans to be an underground west coast classic, At The Speed Of Life would serve as an excellent showcase of X's lyrical virtuosity, reflective songwriting and hardcore aesthetics. Featuring production by DJ Muggs, Diamond D and the Alkholiks' E-Swift, the album would become a seminal album in the west's growing underground rap scene that included artists such ...

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