Xzibit – American rapper an actor
Xzibit’s real name is Alvin Nathaniel Joiner. He was born on 18 September 1974 in Detroit. His father left the family when Alvin was young. His mother was raising 5 children alone and died early. When the boy was 10, he had to move in with his father and his new family that lived in New Mexico. When Joiner was a teenager, he was involved in criminal activity. Surprisingly, during that time, the young man discovered rap. He started writing lyrics when he was 17.
Alvin’s career began when he joined the band Likwit Crew. In 1996, he decided to go solo and signed a contract with Loud Records. With the label, the musician recorded his debut LP, At the Speed of Life in October. For a newbie, the LP was very successful. It reached the 74th spot on Billboard 200 and came in 38th on Canadian Albums Chart.
The success of the first album inspired Alvin to work harder. In 1998, he released another LP, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz. The critics gave the album excellent reviews. It climbed to the 58th spot of Billboard 200 and the 50th position of Canadian Albums chart. Such songs as "3 Card Molly", "What U See Is What U Get", "Nobody Sound Like Me", and "Chronic Keeping 101 (Interlude)" became hits. At that time, many organizers tried to book Xzibit for different events.