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Man Vs. MachineRolling with gangsta-sonic hitmaker Dr. Dre may have made antiheroes of Snoop and Eminem, but gruff-voiced Xzibit is still seeking his place. Man vs....Man Vs. MachineHip-Hop/RapRolling with gangsta-sonic hitmaker Dr. Dre may have made antiheroes of Snoop and Eminem, but gruff-voiced Xzibit is still seeking his place. Man vs....2002-10-11
Xzibit

(Xzibit: Holly Harris/Retna)

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Man Vs. Machine

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Xzibit

Rolling with gangsta-sonic hitmaker Dr. Dre may have made antiheroes of Snoop and Eminem, but gruff-voiced Xzibit is still seeking his place. Man vs. Machine, his fourth album (second under Dre’s umbrella), finds him trying on the thinking-man’s-thug role – with moderate success. (See ”Release Date,” the clever prison-as-metaphor opener.) Ultimately, though, Xzibit’s best efforts are done in by the usual culprits – misogyny, crudity, and blinding bravado. Rather than stand out, he merely fits right in.

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