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Xzibit was born in Detroit, where he lived until his mother passed away when he was only nine years old. At the age of ten, he began to rap, very personally because of the loss of his mother. At the age of 14, he got into trouble and was removed from his home for two years after his father refused to have him there. Xzibit was released from the state on his own recognizance as an adult at 17. He did a little slangin' to get some money together and jumped into his jeep and headed toward LA, California. In 1992, Xzibit met with producer Broadway, through the group, Madcap. His first songs were "Freestyle Ghetto" on "King Tee IV Life", and after that he got on the Liks' "Coast ][ Coast" on the joints, "Hit and Run". He points to his mother, who was a writer, as his source of creativity. Xzibit's rhymes resonate because he speaks from the heart as an individual, rather than trying to portray a phony hip hop persona. He has lived through many dramatic times in his life, so he raps primarily about his own life experiences, and is not afraid to reveal himself on a track. Xzibit eventually found himself working with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, and helped on Dre's 2001. Through that work he became good friends with Dre, Snoop, Eminem, and others on the Aftermath staff. He is now a father, too.

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Sep 18, 1974 In Detroit, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-05-25
Latest Project:
Series Loiter Squad 2012-03-25

3 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Hawaii Five-0
Poster of The Good Wife
Poster of The Boondocks
Poster of The Sopranos
Loiter Squad Unknown 2012-03-25
Hawaii Five-0 Unknown 2010-09-20
Detroit 1-8-7 Unknown 2010-09-21
The Good Wife Unknown 2009-09-22
The Boondocks Unknown 2005-11-06
Pimp My Ride Self - Host 77 episodes, 2004-2009 2004-03-04
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown 2003-12-03
CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
The Sopranos Unknown 1999-01-10
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25