Xzibit checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@xzibit) on Monday (December 9), discussing his rough 2008, which saw the tragic death of his newborn son Xavier Kingston Joiner on May 15th. Xzibit writes:
HERE WE GO… I can’t lie people, I’m ready for ’08 to be over with!!! This was a ruff year for myself and a lot of other families as well. I know I’m not alone on this one. I won’t waste your blog reading time with a re-cap of all this years whack events, better yet I will sum it all up like this: “When you are good timing and having fun EVERYBODY wants to roll with you, when you have to deal with REAL LIFE, you tend to realize how many REAL people are around you. Not many.” That my friends is not a bad thing. Over this year my circle has become smaller, my focus has become sharper, I’m motivated. I have been in the studio with Bishop Lamont and Jay Rock, tons of producers (Terrance Martin, DJ Khalil etc. etc.) not just working on my sh** but giving support to their body of work. I met Young De from B-real’s new record “DON’T YOU DARE LAUGH” the other night at the studio. Good dude y’all seems like he’s got a good head on his shoulders, keep a look out for him branching off that CYPRESS HILL family tree. I am just chillin getting ready for X-mas other than that, I’m going skiing for NEW YEARS (and yes muthafu**as I know how to ski …so keep your Sonny Bono / watch out for that tree! jokes to yourself!!) I will drop some more words to you guys before I vanish for the holidays, stay focused.
Alvin “XZIBIT” Joiner