Paparazzi

Paparazzi

Xzibit

Lead single of “At the Speed of Life” debut album by rapper Xzibit, Paparazzi also marks his first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #83.

The smooth glassy mafioso themed instrumental and X’s raspy voice describe the track as a call out for people who started selling out their image and music for fame and recognition.

It is worth noting that the late 90’s found Hip Hop’s physical and musical appearance completely different from what it was distinguished as. Switching from the street themed clothes and topics like poverty and violence to shiny suits and luxury raps therefore the track sort of predicted what awaited the culture.