Xzibit is offering some advice to young rappers, suggesting they work toward playing the long game with their careers and leave hip-hop “better than they found it.”
Speaking with TMZ about his recent work with the Humanitary Heroes Foundation, where he was assisting the nonprofit organization in its goal of handing out 10,000 “Humanity Packs” containing essential first aid and safety items to the homeless citizens of skid row, the West Coast rapper noted that it’s important to unify.
“Leave it better than the way you found it,” Xzibit said when asked what advice he would give newer artists. “And take care of each other. Love each other, man. I mean, life is short; don’t make it shorter.”
In regards to his own career, X said his next album will be his last full-fledged project.
“Imma still do music,” he told the news outlet. “It’s just about me putting together a body of work that I have to go tour… It’s time to spend time with my family and spend time with the people who really support me and love me. Not saying that my fans don’t love me. But I really feel like this is time for me to spend my time wisely.”
This year marks the second time Xzibit participated in the Humanitarian Heroes initiative. He says it’s something that’s addressing a growing need.
“It’s a lot of people that are hurting right now and a lot of people that don’t have and just go without,” Xzibit told TMZ. “The need keeps growing, so it’s a great organization to be partnered with and the cannabis community is out here doing our part. It’s a small drop in the bucket, but we do what we can.”
Watch the full interview segment below.