Xzibit

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Biography

Xzibit (born Alvin Nathaniel Joiner September 18, 1974) is an African American rapper, actor, and television host. He is known as the host of the MTV show "Pimp My Ride", which brought him mainstream success. Before hosting the show, he achieved fame in the West Coast hip-hop scene as a rapper, debuting with his acclaimed "At the Speed of Life" and gathering chart success with his follow-up albums "Restless", "Man vs. Machine" and "Weapons of Mass Destruction", working with high-profile artists such as Eminem, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Knoc-turn'al, Timbaland, Limp Bizkit, The Game and 50 Cent, as well as being one of the first out internationally, working with overseas acts such as Russian superstar Timati, Raptile from Germany, Bliss N Eso from Australia and Adil Omar from Pakistan. Xzibit started to rap at the age of 14, shortly after his relocation from Albuquerque to Los Angeles, then under the pseudonym “Exhibit A”. He marked his first appearance on a professional record in February 1995 on Tha Alkaholiks"Coast II Coast", on the song “Hit and Run” and also appeared on King Tee’s "IV Life" shortly after, on the track “Free Style Ghetto”. After touring with Tha Alkaholiks the same year, Xzibit signed to Loud Records and released his acclaimed debut album, "At the Speed of Life" in October 1996, which peaked at number 74 on the Billboard Hot 200 and reached 38 on the Canadian Albums Chart. The album produced his first breakthrough single “Paparazzi” which peaked at No. 86 on the Billboard Hot 100 and proved very successful in Germany, where it peaked at number 11 on the German Singles Chart. The popular MTV show Pimp My Ride boosted his popularity even further, as it introduced him to a major audience in 2004. The show starred him as the host, who brings an individual’s wrecked car to West Coast Customs, where it undergoes a rejuvenation. He continued hosting the show until its cancellation in 2007, those years can easily be seen as the most successful in his career. After the cancellation of Pimp My Ride in 2007, 2008 was the first year where Xzibit did not release an album in his former two year cycle.



Discography

At the Speed of Life (1996)

40 Dayz & 40 Nightz (1998)

Restless (2000)

Man vs. Machine (2002)

Weapons of Mass Destruction (2004)

Full Circle (2006)

Napalm (2012)



Videos

Paparazzi

Get Your Walk On

Multiply

Concentrate



External Links

Official Site

Official Twitter Page