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Paparazzi

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Paparazzi

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Xzibit
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it an A

Xzibit’s slamming debut cleverly avoids the overused G-funk of his fellow West Coast rappers. Instead, he combines hardcore lyrical assaults and head-bobbing beats with a haunting, Enya-style classical score. Surprisingly, it works. While his subject matter — dissing phony gangstas — is rote, Xzibit’s rat-a-tat rhyming, infectious chorus, and musical risk taking give ”Paparazzi” a dynamism unique in today’s hip-hop. A