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Xzibit is an American Hip-Hop rapper. He was a former member of the of the Likwit Crew a group of West Cost rappers. His best selling albums are Man Vs Machine and Weapons Of Mass Destruction.



Rapper Xzibit or also known as Alvin Nathaniel Joiner was born on September 18, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan. The young rapper joined, Likwit Crew, a group of West Coast Rappers. In 1996, his debut album, At The Speed Of Life, was issued. The album became a hit in the underground rap music scene. In 1998, his sophomore album, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz was released.

Xzibit became an overnight sensation when he joined rapper, Snoop Dogg for the single "Bitch Please". It became a huge hit. In 1999, he appeared on "Some L.A. Niggaz" which was included in Dre's album. In the summer of 2000, Xzibit joined Snoop, Eminem, and Ice Cube and other rappers with big names on the Up in Smoke tour. Later that year, Restless was released. It was his biggest budget album made so far. The single "X" was a massive hit with the support of radio stations and MTV.

In 2002, Xzibit made his come-back album, Man vs Machine. Although the album didn't reach their expectations. In 2004, Weapons Pf Mass Destruction was released. The album was a certified gold. Aside from rapping, Xzibit also did acting. He appeared on the film XXX: State of the Union and Full Clip. In 2006, Xzibit released Full Circle.

Awards & Certifications


Year Award Category
1999 Source Award Nominated for Video of the Year for "What U See Is What U Get"
2001 Source Award Nominated for Live Performer of the Year
2004 Teen Choice Award Nominated for Reality/Variety TV Star - Male for Pimp My Ride (2004)
2004 Teen Choice Award Nominated for Choice TV Personality: Male


Year Album Certification
2000 Restless Certified Platinum in U.S.
2002 Man Vs Machine Certified Gold in U.S.
2004 Weapons Of Mass Destruction Certified Gold in U.S.

Chart Toppers

Year Title Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Billboard Hot 100 Album
1996 Paparazzi 61 9 83 At The Speed Of Life
1996 The Foundation 58 16 At The Speed Of Life
1998 What U See Is What U Get 34 3 50 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz
2001 Front 2 Back 65 42 Restless
2001 X 32 36 76 Restless
2002 Multiply 40 23 Man Vs. Machine
2003 Choke Me, Spank Me (Pull My Hair) 73 Man Vs. Machine
2003 My Name 66 Man Vs. Machine
2003 Symphony In X Major 63 Man Vs. Machine
2004 Hey Now (Mean Muggin) 52 93 Weapons Of Mass Destruction


Tours & Concerts

No upcoming tours and concerts for this artist.





Year Single Label Album
1996 Paparazzi RCA At The Speed Of Life
1996 The Foundation RCA At The Speed Of Life
1998 What U See Is What U Get RCA 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz
2001 Front 2 Back Jive International Restless
2001 X Relativity Restless
2002 Multiply Jive International Man Vs. Machine
2003 My Name Sony Man Vs. Machine
2003 Symphony In X Major Sony Man Vs. Machine

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  • He has his own record label called Open Bar Entertainment.
  • Xzibit was featured on "TV Land's Top Ten" Top 10 TV Cars.
  • His hair is usually in braids or corn rows.
  • Xzibit was featured in a role as a rapper on CSI: Miami.
  • He stands 6 and a half feet tall.


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