Xzibit: Biography and music career

Published At: 04 March 2020 , 12:40 PM

Xzibit Biography

Xzibit (Alvin Nathaniel Joyner) (1974) - rapper, actor, TV presenter.

Alvin was born in Detroit on September 18, 1974. At the age of 9 years after the death of his mother, he moved with his father to New Mexico. At the age of 17, in the biography of Xzibit, he moved to California.

He began his musical career as part of the American hip-hop group Likwit Crew. After touring with the band in 1995, Xzibit signed to Loud Records and, in 1996, released his debut album, At the Speed ​​of Life. This album featured his first hit, "Paparazzi," which was featured in one hundred Billboard Hot.

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The next Xzibit album was the album "40 Dayz & 40 Nightz", released in 1998. In 1999, the rapper, along with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, presented the song "Bitch Please," which became one of the most famous in his career. Also, with Eminem, he released the song "What's the Difference." In 2000, Dr. Dre invited Xzibit to take part in the Up in Smoke Tour, an American hip hop tour. In the same year, Xzibit released his next album, Restless, whose executive producer was Dr. Dre. The single "X" was presented in this album, which became the rapper's best hit since the song "What U See Is What U Get."

In 2002, the album Man vs. Machine ", and in 2004 -" Weapons of Mass Destruction ". The next albums were "Full Circle" in 2006, "MMX" in 2010.

The first appearance in the movie in the biography of Xzibit occurred in 1999 ("The White Crow"). Then he starred in the films Tha Eastsidaz, The Slim Shady Show, Wash. One of the most famous films with Xzibit was the movie with Eminem "8 Mile" (the film won an Oscar). In 2004, Xzibit appeared in the movie "Full Clip," in 2005 - in "Derailed," "XXX: State of the Union." In 2007, the rapper starred in the film "Gridiron Gang" along with actor Duane "The Rock" Johnson. In 2008, Xzibit played the role of the FBI agent in the series "The X-Files: I Want to Believe." Among the latest films with the actor: "American Violet" (2009), "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" (2009).

Xzibit voiced the characters in the games The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena. His songs have appeared in many toys, such as Need for Speed: Underground 2, Madden NFL 2001, Juiced, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3.

Xzibit is the TV presenter of the American "Pimp My Pump" program, which is aired on MTV.