Birth name

Alvin Nathaniel Joiner

Also known as

X to the Z


18 September 1974 (age 42)
Detroit, Michigan, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States


Hip hop


Rapper, actor, television host

Years active



Open Bar Entertainment, EMI

Associated acts

Dr. Dre, DJ Quik, Eminem, King Tee, Knoc-turn'al, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg

Alvin Nathaniel Joiner (born 18 September 1974), better known by his stage name Xzibit, is an American rapper, actor and television host. He is known as the host of the MTV show Pimp My Ride, which brought him mainstream attention and success. Before hosting the show, he achieved fame in the West Coast hip hop scene as a rapper, debuting in 1996 with his acclaimed At the Speed of Life and gathering chart success with his follow-up albums 40 Dayz & 40 NightzRestlessMan vs. Machine and Weapons of Mass Destruction. He has worked with musicians such as Eminem, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Knoc-turn'al, Timbaland, The Game and 50 Cent, as well as being one of the first American hip hop musicians to work with international artists, such as Russian rapper Timati, German rapper Raptile, Australian group Bliss N Eso, and Pakistan rapper Adil Omar.


Main article: Xzibit discography

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