Xzibit has been vocal about his dissatisfaction with the current state of Hip-Hop, and he reiterated his concerns in a recent episode of the Adam Carolla Show. The former host of Pimp My Ride expressed frustration not only with the music itself but also with the absence of physical products that used to enhance the overall listening experience.
In lamenting the current state of affairs, Xzibit remarked, “There’s no emotional investment in the music, like when we were putting music out. You had the CD cover, the album cover, cassette. You get to open it, you get to see who produced it, you get to read the lyrics. You’re not guessing. A lot of the things that made us have 10, 15, 20, 30-year-long careers doesn’t exist anymore.”
Xzibit went on to assert that other genres incorporate elements of Hip-Hop more effectively than Hip-Hop itself. Expressing his concern, he stated, “I don’t know if they’re doing it on purpose or not, but Hip-Hop doesn’t have the staying power that it used to have. You see country music having elements of Hip-Hop. You see pop music. When’s the last time you saw a rock band that didn’t have a Hip-Hop element to it? I’m sick of Hip-Hop, and I love Hip Hop. I want to see a rock band come out and steamroll.”
In addition to his comments on the state of Hip-Hop, Xzibit shared updates on his musical endeavors. Last year, he announced his project, “Kingmaker,” which he indicated might be his final album. Reflecting on the changing landscape of music consumption, he noted, “Not that I’m gonna retire or make any weird statements like that, but as I think about full feature-length albums, I think things have changed and people digest music a little differently now.”
Apart from his musical pursuits, Xzibit has ventured into the world of podcasting with his new weekly podcast, “Lasagna Ganja,” as reported by Deadline. The podcast, co-hosted by Xzibit and cannabis advocate Tammy The Cannabis Cutie, explores various aspects of the cannabis world, including its history, cultural impact, scientific breakthroughs, and political issues. The series also features reviews of selected cannabis products, offering a comprehensive look into the multifaceted world of cannabis.