Xzibit has offered some words of wisdom to young rappers, urging them to leave Hip Hop “better than they found it” as he prepares to release his final solo album.
The rapper delivered the message while speaking with TMZ about his latest work with Humanity Heroes Foundation.
“Leave it better than the way you found it,” Xzibit said after being asked what advice he would give to newer artists. “And take care of each other. Love each other, man. I mean life is short; don’t make it shorter.”
After making his professional debut on The Alkaholiks’ 1995 album Coast II CoastXzibit released his solo debut With the speed of life in 1996. Now with seven studio albums under his belt, he has announced that his next album will be his last full-fledged project.
“I’m still making music,” he explained. “It’s just about me putting together a body of work that I’m going to tour… It’s time to spend time with my family and spend time with the people who really support me and love me. I say not that my fans don’t love me. But I really feel like it’s time for me to use my time wisely.”
One way Xzibit has used to keep busy is by supporting Humanity Heroes’ Humanity Packs initiative – through which the organization collects and distributes backpacks full of toiletries to people experiencing homelessness across the country.
This year was his second time participating in the initiative, seeing Humanity Heroes’ distribution goal grow from 7,000 sets to 10,000.
“It’s a lot of people who are hurting right now and a lot of people who aren’t and are just going without,” Xzibit told TMZ. “The need continues to grow, so it’s a great organization to partner with, and the cannabis community is out here doing our part. It’s a drop in the bucket, but we’re doing what we can.”
In addition to working with music and in the community, Xzibit has also emerged as one cannabis entrepreneur. He is currently cultivating his second label, Napalm, which he launched just before the pandemic.