Less than a day after emcee Camo Tao died due to lung cancer [click to read], another tragedy has hurt the Hip Hop community. In the early hours of Monday May 26, emcee and actor Xzibit lost his infant son Xavier from lung complications.

The veteran announced the news through a MySpace blog post, stating, “I am telling you this because of the
same reason I tell you when I’m having great times, life is too short
to be fake. Hold on to your kids, if you have them. Protect them and
show them you love them everyday you wake up and see them. Don’t take a
second you get to hug them, teach them and care for them for granted.
You can have all the material wealth in the universe, but it is NOTHING
compared to having your family.

Xavier Joiner was born May 15, and from premature birth, displayed problems with inhaling oxygen. Xzibit added, “I am keeping faith that everything will
work out fine. I tell you people, bringing a life into this world right
now is a blessing for me. I have had time to focus and put A LOT of
shit into perspective over the last few years. And at the end of the
day, if you don’t have FAMILY around you … you don’t have shit.

X-to-the-Z” has not released an album since 2006’s Full Circle [click to read] Earlier this month, he appeared on Bishop Lamont‘s “Be Cool” [click to listen], reportedly a mixtape track. The rapper has recently been furthering his film career in the X-Files sequel, playing an FBI agent.