Xzibit quotes and sayings
September 18, 1974
Jail sucks all the way around.
How can you not like the Lakers?
Whenever you have the opportunity to reach out in your community and educate kids and help give them a sense of belonging, you're doing something good.
I do things that I feel in my heart. I do things that I feel are right.
I feel like the first album contained a lot of personal songs, like 'The Foundation' or 'Carry the Weight.'.
Time flies, dreams die, people lose faith, Tryna hide behind a lie with a straight face.
I'm just trying to put my feet into different characters and not play the stereotypical type thing, to let me grow as an actor.
Money is part of the game, but let's take this music as musicians to the next level, don't be recycling beats over and over and over again.
These people dissing Dr. Dre, they need to get off their cell phones for about a week and come back to reality. They have no idea. Do what he did and then talk to me.
I work with the best.
It's impossible to have a personal life when you're constantly travelling.
My first car I bought for $400 and it was a Subaru and it was shaped like a door wedge and it was confiscated by the police.
I have a very good support team and system behind me, and I have people who really understand the vision I have for stepping into the future.
I don't believe in aliens. I don't think aliens or ghosts like black people. We never get abducted; our houses never get haunted. It always happens in rural areas, where no ethnic people live. The day I see somebody from South Central Los Angeles say, 'Man, I got abducted yesterday,' then I'll believe it.
The things I used to say when I was 18, 19 or 20 aren't the things I'm feeling now, you know?
I'm doing things that feel good to my soul. I've had plenty opportunity to do other things, but it didn't feel right, and it wasn't right. And if it feels like work, then it's work. But if you have that opportunity to do what you love, and you can make a living out of it, then that's a blessing and I never take that for granted.
If you go into the wild, you don't try to tickle the grizzly bears.
Whatever was banging, I would listen to it.
I would never be a buffoon or an imbecile or a coon. I'm a strong brother that understands what I mean to this society, where I fit in this society, and how I can change this society.
I sold 2 million records on Loud, which was one-tenth of the size of Sony.
Dada has always been competitive and respected and I'm excited to design and promote a shoe that represents both of us so well.
The man I was when I was 18 and 19, when I really wasn't a man, is not the man I am now.
It feels good to be able to go from music to film and have a good transition and be given the opportunities I've been given.
I've never been to prison. I've been to jail but never prison. I don't like being in holding tanks. I don't like being in shackles. I'm a smarter guy than that. I can figure something out to do better with my time.
Keep bustin about where you rest, and what you own, and what you drive. So the day some niggaz come for you, I'm really not surprised.
I think I've overcome a lot, and I feel like 'Man vs. Machine' was a fitting title to personify that struggle.
Once you mature you start wanting different things out of life and wanting different things for yourself.
I wish other people could be happy in what they do. The world would be a better place.
It don't make sense: either you a soldier from the start, Or a actor with a record deal trying to play the part.
There's so many other things that I can do with my time besides just worry about what the next man is doing, ya feel me?
We had to pull some strings to get off of Sony.
People need to have the courage to be themselves.
You took the Alkaholik challenge, and lost your balance You underground, we under water drinkin liquid by the gallons.
Instead of trying to police the entertainment industry we should strongly suggest that parents take a stronger role in what their kids get into.
Restless' was something totally different, and I couldn't use the same material. 'Man Vs. Machine' is scientific. It's broken down in a whole different way.
To put it in a nutshell, I'm known for basically killing the rhymes, you know what I'm saying, going for it.
Just cause niggas get behind you don't mean they got your back Beware of the serpent.
The experiences that I've had in the music industry have given me a learning curve.
Dr Dre has never told me a lie. I look up to him, not only as a business man, but just as someone who has become his own man in this business. He's always recognized the hard-working ethic that I have and given me opportunities based on that.
I am the first millionaire in my family.
Being broke and being in the street does not mean that you're keeping it real. I think that everybody that lives in a non-wealthy neighbourhood spends their time and energy trying to do everything they can to better their living standards. I'm no different.
When I did 'Restless,' I felt that was a stepping stone.
You know, social media unites us with our fans, gets the middle man out of the way, and you get to directly hear what they think.
I just do my thing regardless of whoever I'm with: Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop, whoever.
Fame doesn't come overnight.
I've made some leaps and bounds as an underground artist.
I know what it feels like to be treated incorrectly.
It never gets old seeing somebody do something positive for somebody else.
I took a strong stand to get away from Sony Records.
I don't have to, like, try to come out with pop music because I feel that that's gonna make me sell a lot more. I mean, I make the music I love to make and that's it.
Dre was extremely involved in 'Restless,' but I told him that the next record had to be called 'Man Vs. Machine' because I have specific topics and ways to work my writing for that topic.
I've definitely grown a lot as an individual, as a man, and as a father, and that perspective needs to be shared and put out there.
My music is the foundation of everything that I do, and my fans make it possible for me to keep recording.
It seems like once you get on any kind of mass media's bad side, you are like free-range chicken. It's like open season on you.
Xavier Kingston was my second born son and he passed away prematurely. He lived for 13 days then he passed.
I did not go to college.
Censorship is a touchy subject, all the way around.
The car culture is part of living in Detroit.
I don't even know what 'keep it real' means. I mean, where you live doesn't make you real, you know what I'm saying? I take care of my family, my friends and I live in a nice house and whatnot but you never forget where you came from.
I'm one of those cats who could listen to Public Enemy and then pop that out and throw an NWA tape in there.
For me, hip-hop's not about the bling.
I definitely have the love for music.
Don't ally yourself with people who don't help you succeed.
If you know hip-hop, you're going to love and appreciate 'Napalm.'.
The same kids listening to Papa Roach will listen to an Xzibit CD.
Busta Rhymes is my brother from another mother.
When you chop down a tree you can look at the rings and see what the tree's been through. That's what you can do when you listen to my records.
We been bubbling in the Los Angeles underground for years.
It's one thing to be bitter about something, but it's another thing to recognize the growth and the change that you made.
Every day I get up is a high point.
I'm not feeding my kid off movie roles so it's easy for me to say 'no' to things but it's important for me to have this presence and I know it's easy to stereotype and pigeonhole certain people that come from a certain genre but I can do more than a lot of people expect.
I love the music, I love who I am. So that is the driving force to make everything else work.
Black people don't really see ghosts or aliens.
I've been in an artist position. I've been in a management position.
Timbaland was crazy to work with. When he stepped in the studio, it was like working with Morpheus from 'The Matrix' - he stepped in with three beats and said, 'Pick one.' They all sounded crazy, but I could only pick one. I picked one and he hooked me up.
Never define your success by somebody else's success. I never looked at another man's grass to tell how green mine should be.
I want to support myself legally, and take advantage of the opportunities and organize and benefit from those choices.
I did 'XXX: State of the Union' with Ice Cube because he and Samuel L. Jackson are some of favorite inspirations in life.
I'm in a unique position in that my career in music is not over and I have other television things and ventures I can get into. So, it's like I can be very selective when it comes to movie roles.
I know 'Napalm' seems like a military-themed album, but what it is, is just the backdrop and the imagery that we used.
I miss the willingness to go your own path and be original.
There was a time when I was making a lot of money and moving very fast. I didn't like who I was. I could tell by the company I was keeping.
My fans deserve all the attention I can give them, but my son deserves his father.
Restless' was cool. I wish I had more time to put it together.
I got the U2 iPod.
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