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Xzibit is a name familiar to millions across the world. It belongs to a man as comfortable inside a recording studio booth as he is behind a television camera. In his own words, Xzibit is simply "a self made man from poverty."
X first came to the attention of attentive Hip-Hop listeners as a member of the revered rap collective, The Likwit Crew. Founder and West Coast Hip-Hop veteran King Tee enlisted raucous group Tha Alkaholiks and newcomer Xzibit into the clique as original Likwit representatives.
From there, the ferocious X unleashed his 1996 debut, At The Speed Of Life. Considered by many to be an underground rap classic, it spawned a definitive West Coast Hip-Hop classic, the cautionary "Paparazzi." "That song still elicits a crazy reception from my fans," says its creator. "It first blew up overseas, but ended up traveling everywhere. It's a timeless record."
With enlightened Hip-Hop listeners swarming to offer their approval, he swiftly followed this release with another Hip-Hop staple. His sophomore release, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz was lauded by critics and fans alike . X's mainstream breakthrough came courtesy of appearing on Snoop Dogg's atmospheric "B Please". With an integral assist from X, the single became one of Snoop's most successful in years. The X-Man's turn clearly impressed the track's producer, Dr. Dre; who offered X a spot on his epic Up In Smoke Tour. Joining a bill that included Dre and Snoop, Ice Cube, Eminem.
"That tour was a turning point in my career," acknowledges X. "I was rocking capacity crowds in arenas across the country, and everyone was feeling what I brought to the table."
His stint as the host of MTV's overwhelmingly successful Pimp My Ride led to X accepting an invitation to host the networks prestigious European Music Awards.