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Birth name: Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, Also known as X to tha Z
Born: September 18, 1974 Detroit, Michigan.
Occupation(s) Rapper, actor, TV host
Alvin Nathaniel Joiner is better known by his stage name Xzibit, is an American hip hop performer, actor, and television personality who was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico by his father and stepmother. He is also known for hosting MTV's Pimp My Ride.
When he was young, Xzibit was taught to write, by his mother who died when Xzibit was nine years old.
At the age of 13, Xzibit began listening to rap and writing lyrics. But it didn't go over well with his retired Marine father and strict stepmother, who were both Jehovah's Witnesses. From 14 to 17, Xzibit spent much of his time on the streets of Los Angeles and began to get into trouble. Xzibit misfortunes followed him to school and he was expelled from the high schools in L.A..
Xzibit started off as a member of the Likwit Crew, a loose collective of West Coast rappers including Tha Alkaholiks and King T. After touring with them in 1995, Loud Records released the young rapper's debut album, At the Speed of Life in 1996. He expanded his following with a series of albums beginning in the late 1990s, ultimately aligning himself with hip hop kingpin Dr. Dre.
Xzibit returned with another album, Man vs. Machine, yet again he fell a bit short of mainstream success, although he did manage to go gold.
Xzibit established his international fame as the host of MTV's Pimp My Ride. Together with West Coast Customs they refurbish and upgrade young people's old beat-up cars with detailed paint jobs, hi-tech audio entertainment, and a variety of extravagant custom,installations.
* 1996: At the Speed of Life
* 1998: 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz
* 2000: Restless
* 2002: Man vs. Machine
* 2004: Weapons of Mass Destruction
* 2006: Full Circle
* 2009: Remember Me