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January 8, 1974: Xzibit, was born Alvin Nathaniel Joiner in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

1983: Xzibits mum sadly passes away, Xzibit is only 9 years old!

Late 1984: Xzibit starts to write rhymes at the age of 10, purely to keep him occupied.

1988: Xzibits father couldnt keep control of Xzibit as a youngster and as a result Xzibit was taken out of his home at the age of 14.

January 8, 1991: When he turned 17 years of age he was released from the state as he was now considered to be an adult. This is the point when Xzibit made his way to California looking to start his music career.

1995: Xzibit began as a member of the Likwit Crew, a loose collective of West Coast rappers including tha Alkaholiks and King T, touring with them through 1995, opening shows and appearing with the group on stage.

1996-1997: Loud Records released the feisty young rapper's debut album, "At the Speed of Life", which spawned the successful singles "Paparazzi" and "The Foundation". The album quickly became an underground hit and was met with excelent reviews.

1998:His second individual album "40 Dayz & 40 Nightz" followed and was met with great reviews just like At The Speed Of Life had been two years ago. The album was starting to get Xzibit noticed in the right circles too, as Xzibit's big break came when he joined Snoop Dogg for the Dre-produced coast-to-coast hit "Bitch Please." Xzibit ripped the track apart, and as a result was getting noticed by not only his own fan base, but also by the fans of some the biggest rap artists including Snoop, Dre and Eminem. Now as a result of his talents, Xzibit was hard at work appearing on many albums such as Snoop's 'Top Dogg', Dre's '2001' and Kurupt's 'Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha'.

1999-2000: By this time, Dre had obviously recognized Xzibit's talent and invited the young rapper to crisscross America during summer 2000 with the massive 'Up in Smoke' tour, which featured Snoop, Eminem, and Ice Cube, among many others. That winter, Loud released Xzibit's biggest-budget album yet, the Dre-executive-produced "Restless". After being released in December 2000, the album was met with great reviews and earned Xzibit his first platinum record. Restless was selling strongly due to a great selection of singles including "X", "Front 2 Back", "Loud & Clear", and "Get Your Walk On". Restless also marked the beginning of Xzibit's own label, Open Bar Entertainment. Xzibit also released his own DVD on open bar, titled "Xzibit Xposed". Xzibit also appeared in The Alkaholiks DVD as well as Snoop and Dre's hit comedy, The Wash.

2001-2002: Xzibit released his 4th solo album, "Man Vs Machine", was released early October 2002. Xzibit Xposed was re-released in Australia. (Australia's code is PAL, where the US is NTSC). Despite a poor effort to promote the album, on November 12, 2002, Man Vs. Machine officialy went gold.

2003-2004: 'The Golden State Project' fell apart due to problems with Ras Kass' Record Label. Xzibit formed 'The Steady Gang', with Mitchy Slick, Krondon & Phil The Agony. Xzibit hosted the smash hit MTV show 'Pimp My Ride'.


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