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Xzibit is a Actor American born on 18 september 1974 at Detroit (USA)

Xzibit

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Birth name Alvin Nathaniel Joiner
Nationality USA
Birth 18 september 1974 (46 years) at Detroit (USA)

Alvin Nathaniel Joiner (born September 18, 1974), better known by his stage name Xzibit (pronounced "exhibit"), is an American rapper, actor, television host and record producer. He is known as the host of the MTV show Pimp My Ride, which brought him mainstream success. Before hosting the show, he achieved fame in the West Coast hip-hop scene as a rapper, debuting with his acclaimed At the Speed of Life and gathering chart success with his follow-up albums Restless, Man vs. Machine and Weapons of Mass Destruction, working with high-profile artists such as Eminem, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Knoc-turn'al, Timbaland, Limp Bizkit, Alice Cooper, Game, 50 Cent and Within Temptation, as well as being one of the first rappers to work internationally, collaborating with overseas acts such as Russian rapper Timati, Raptile from Germany, Bliss N Eso from Australia and Adil Omar from Pakistan.

Biography

Jeunesse et débuts (1974–1999)

Alvin Nathaniel Joiner est né le 18 septembre 1974 à Détroit, dans le Michigan, et élevé par une mère célibataire. Son père quitte la famille pour se consacrer à sa carrière d'évangéliste, laissant Alvin à sa mère aux côtés de ses quatre frères et sœurs. Après le décès de sa mère lorsqu'il est âgé de 9 ans, il emménage avec son père. Son père s'est depuis remarié et habite à Albuquerque, dans le Nouveau-Mexique. Joiner vit à Albuquerque entre ses 10 et 17 ans, et se lance dans la rime. Cependant, il connait quelques démêlés judiciaires et finit par vivre aux côtés de sa sœur en Californie. C'est à cet endroit qu'il se consacre au hip-hop. Il se réconcilie par la suite avec son père, comme en témoignent les paroles dans son deuxième album.

Il fait sa première apparition officielle dans l'album Coast II Coast du groupe Tha Alkaholiks en 1995 sur la chanson Hit and Run, puis dans l'album IV Life de King Tees sur la chanson Free Style Ghetto. Après une tournée avec le Likwit Crew la même année, Xzibit signe au label Loud Records, et publie son premier album, At the Speed of Life, en 1996. L'album est bien accueilli par la presse spécialisée, et atteint la 22e place des Billboard RnB Albums, ainsi que la 74e place du Billboard 200. Il contient le single à succès Paparazzi qui atteint la 86e place du Billboard Hot 100.

Après deux ans passés à solidifier sa réputation de rappeurs West Coast underground, et de tournées avec le Likwit Crew, Xzibit publie son deuxième album, 40 Dayz and 40 Nightz le 25 août 1998. L'album atteint la 58e place du Billboard 200, la 14e place des RnB Albums ainsi que la 50e place des classements canadiens. Comme pour son prédécesseur, il est positivement accueilli par la presse spécialisée et contient quatre singles, incluant What U See Is What U Get qui est classé 50e des classements américains. Entretemps, sa popularité grandissante attire le regard du producteur Dr. Dre, qui le fera participer à son album 2001. La même année, il participe aux albums Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha de Kurupt, A Prince Among Thieves de Prince Paul, This or That de Sway and King Tech, et Rap Life de Tash. Il termine l'année 1999 en jouant dans le film The Breaks et en fondant son propre label, Open Bar Entertainment.


De Restless et Man vs. Machine (2000–2003)
Xzibit publie son troisième album Restless, le 12 décembre 2000. Dr. Dre servant personnellement de producteur exécutif pour le single à succès X, l'album fait participer de nombreux artistes à succès incluant Snoop Dogg, Eminem, KRS-One, Nate Dogg, Erick Sermon, DJ Quik, Sir Jinx, Rockwilder, Scott Storch, Rick Rock, Soopafly, et Battlecat. L'album se classe 12e du Billboard 200, et se vend à plus de 1,5 million d'exemplaires rien qu'aux États-Unis. Par la suite, Dr. Dre invite Xzibit à jouer à sa tournée Up in Smoke Tour en milieu d'année 2000, avec Snoop Dogg, Eminem et Ice Cube, entre autres. La même année, il joue dans le film Tha Eastsidaz du groupe homonyme et devient un personnage du jeu vidéo Madden NFL 2001. Il continue sa carrière d'acteur dans le film The Wash, avec Dr. Dre et Snoop Dogg, en 2001 et The Slim Shady Show et 8 Mile avec Eminem, en 2001 et 2002, respectivement. Il publie aussi deux films live en 2001 dont Xzibit: Restless Xposed.

En 2002, Xzibit revient avec son quatrième album, Man vs. Machine, le 1er octobre. L'album atteint le succès de son prédécesseur grâce encore une fois à la participation d'artistes à succès comme Dr. Dre, DJ Premier, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Nate Dogg, et Anthony Hamilton. Il contient les singles Choke Me, Spank Me (Pull My Hair), My Name, Symphony In X Major et Multiply. Initialement certifié disque de platine par la RIAA, Man vs. Machine atteint la première place des RnB Albums, la troisième place du Billboard 200 et la huitième place des classements canadiens. L'album est ensuite certifié disque d'or. Xzibit continue de collaborer avec ses amis les plus proches, essentiellement Ras Kass et Saafir, et il forme avec eux The Golden State Project qui est un collectif de rap. Sa fidélité à la West Coast et à ses partenaires lui fait gagner de plus en plus respect vis-à-vis de ses fans.


Weapons of Mass Destruction (2004–2007)

En 2004, Xzibit commence à tourner sa propre émission appelée Pimp My Ride, diffusée sur la chaîne américaine MTV. À cet instant, sa popularité ne cesse de grimper auprès du grand public. L'émission se centre sur Xzibit, chargé de donner une nouvelle jeunesse aux voitures de particuliers qu'il visite à l'improviste en début d'émission. L'émission ne dure que trois ans, jusqu'à son annulation en 2007. Il participe à une parodie de Pimp My Ride sur la chaîne Adult Swim, intitulée The Boondocks. Il participe aussi à quelques épisodes de l'émission Les Maçons du cœur. En 2008, Xzibit devient malgré lui un mème Internet en raison de son rôle dans l'émission Pimp my Ride ; ces mèmes commencent par sa célèbre formule « Yo Dawg », et ont en général le même type de phrase : ils parodient sa tendance à affubler toutes les voitures qu'il « tune » d'objets improbables à partir des goûts du propriétaire.

En parallèle, musicalement parlant, Xzibit publie sa deuxième compilation, Appetite for Destruction en featuring avec 50 Cent. Il suit de son cinquième album, Weapons of Mass Destruction, le 14 décembre 2004, qui atteint la 43e place du Billboard 200. Pour cet album, il se réunit avec Columbia Records, après sa séparation avec le producteur Dr. Dre pour ne pas avoir assez promu son album Man vs. Machine. L'album est certifié disque d'or. Son single Hey Now (Mean Muggin) avec Keri Hilson marque son dernier succès dans le Billboard Hot 100, à la 93e, son second single Muthafucka ne parvenant pas aux classements. Il joue en parallèle dans le film Full Clip, avec Busta Rhymes, et dans un épisode des Experts : Miami, et publie un documentaire avec son nouveau groupe Strong Arm Steady. En 2005, Xzibit fait un duo avec le mythique chanteur de hard rock Alice Cooper. Le titre est présent sur l'album de ce dernier qui s'intitule Dirty Diamonds où le titre bonus Stand est présent sur la version européenne.

L'année suivante, en 2006, il consacre sa carrière d'acteur dans les blockbusters de Hollywood Derailed dans le rôle de Dexter, XXX 2: The Next Level dans le rôle de Zeke, et Hoodwinked dans lequel il prête sa voix à Chief Ted Grizzly. En 2006, il joue dans le drama Gridiron Gang sous le nom de Malcolm Moore. La même année, il publie son sixième album, Full Circle le 17 octobre, au label Koch Records. L'album atteint la 50e du Billboard 200, mais ne se vend qu'à 120 000 exemplaires aux États-Unis. Aucun single n'atteint les classements, hormis Concentrate qui est classé 68e en Allemagne. L'album fait participer Kurupt, T-Pain et The Game, avec qui il assiste à son album Doctor's Advocate, sur la chanson California Vacation


Pause, carrière d'acteur et Napalm (depuis 2008)

Après l'annulation de Pimp My Ride en 2007, Xzibit ne publiera aucun album les deux années qui suivent. Il joue dans The X-Files: I Want to Believe dans le rôle de Mosley Drummy, et dans American Violet dans le rôle de Darrell Hughes ; cependant, il ne parvient pas à gagner autant financièrement qu'avant, passant de $ 500000 par an à $ 70000. Il participe aussi au film concert Tha Alkaholiks: Live from Rehab du groupe Tha Alkaholiks. En 2009, il joue dans le film The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.

En octobre 2010, il apparaît dans le film de Cam'Ron et 50 Cent intitulé G'd Up produit par le rappeur Jay-Z. Le 19 octobre 2011, il annonce le titre d'un nouvel album, Napalm. Napalm est publié le 9 octobre 2012, et Xzibit fait son apparition aux BET Hip Hop Awards. Le 29 octobre 2012, Xzibit annonce la tournée Collateral Damage avec 16 dates pour le Canada, lancée en début novembre. La tournée s'étend finalement en 18 dates, et Xzibit annonce une tournée mondiale pour début 2013.

Fin 2013, Xzibit enregistre un duo avec Sharon Den Adel de Within Temptation, And We Run pour l'album Hydra.

En 2016 il interprète Leslie Shyne Johnson dans la saison 2 de la série Empire en tant que guest, puis deviendra un personnage régulier dans la saison 3.

Best films

Usually with

Eminem
Eminem
(4 films)
Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
(3 films)
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
(3 films)
Tony Leech
Tony Leech
(1 films)
Chris Carter
Chris Carter
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Xzibit (15 films)

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Actor

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap
Directed by Ice-T
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Ice-T, B-Real, Big Daddy Kane, Chuck D, Common, Dr. Dre
Roles Himself
Rating70% 3.544883.544883.544883.544883.54488
A travers les témoignages des plus grandes figures du rap telles que Chuck D, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mos Def, Kanye West, ce documentaire explore les racines et l'histoire du Rap ainsi que le processus créatif de cette forme artistique dominante.
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, 1h30
Directed by John Stockwell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Cam Gigandet, Kathleen Robertson, William Fichtner, Robert Knepper, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodríguez
Roles Mule
Rating57% 2.852442.852442.852442.852442.85244
En 2011 au Pakistan, le raid des forces spéciales américaines contre Oussama ben Laden.
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans, 2h1
Directed by Werner Herzog
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Coolidge, Val Kilmer, Tom Bower, Brad Dourif
Roles Big Fate
Rating65% 3.297923.297923.297923.297923.29792
August 2005, New Orleans, Louisiana. Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage) is a New Orleans Police Sergeant. While cleaning out a locker after Hurricane Katrina, he notices that a prisoner may not have been transferred. When he finds the prisoner about to drown, he mocks him before eventually jumping in the water to save him. He is promoted to lieutenant and given a medal for his work, but has suffered a serious back injury because of the rescue. As a result, he is prescribed Vicodin which he will most likely need to take for the rest of his life to manage the pain.
Big Pun: The Legacy
Directed by Vlad Yudin
Genres Documentary, Musical
Actors B-Real, Chuck D, DMX, Snoop Dogg, Sticky Fingaz, Rosie Perez
Roles Self
Rating70% 3.54943.54943.54943.54943.5494
The film contains multiple interviews with artists, actors, close friends and others whose lives were touched by Big Pun, as well as rare exclusive performances and scene interviews with Big Pun himself. The film also features appearances by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Snoop Dogg, DMX, Method Man, U-God, Liza Rios, Xzibit, Cuban Link, Swizz Beatz, DJ Skribble, Chino XL, Redman, papoose, Sticky Fingaz, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Killer Mike and many more. The Soundtrack was released through Legacy Recordings/Columbia Records.
The X Files: I Want to Believe, 1h44
Directed by Chris Carter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Xzibit, Billy Connolly, Mitch Pileggi
Roles Agent Mosley Drummy
Rating58% 2.9488752.9488752.9488752.9488752.948875
Dana Scully (Anderson), a former FBI agent, is now a staff physician at a Catholic hospital; she is treating Christian, a young boy with Sandhoff disease. FBI agent Mosely Drummy (Joiner) approaches Scully for help in locating her former partner, Fox Mulder (Duchovny), who has been in hiding as a fugitive since the events of the series finale. Drummy states that the FBI will call off its manhunt for Mulder if he helps investigate the disappearances of several women in Virginia, the latest of whom is a young FBI agent named Monica Bannan (Xantha Radley). Scully agrees and convinces a reluctant Mulder to help.
American Violet, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Nicole Beharie, Will Patton, Michael O'Keefe, Tim Blake Nelson, Xzibit, Charles Dutton
Roles Darrell Hughes
Rating69% 3.498343.498343.498343.498343.49834
Set in the midst of the 2000 presidential election, American Violet tells the story of a young mother named Dee Roberts (Nicole Beharie), a 24-year-old African-American single mother of four living in the town of Melody (based on Hearne, Texas, where the real incident took place). One day, while Dee is working a shift at the local diner, the powerful local district attorney (Michael O'Keefe) leads a group into the restaurant, sweeping Dee’s housing project. Police drag Dee from work in handcuffs and dump her in the women’s county prison. Indicted based on the uncorroborated word of a single and dubious police informant facing his own drug charges, Dee soon discovers she has been charged as a drug dealer.
Gridiron Gang, 2h
Directed by Phil Joanou
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, American football films, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell, Kevin Dunn, Leon Rippy, Jade Yorker
Roles Malcolm Moore
Rating69% 3.450453.450453.450453.450453.45045
Sean Porter (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) works at Kilpatrick Detention Center in Los Angeles. He becomes frustrated at not being able to help the kids get away from their problems in life when they are released from the center, such as street gangs and drug dealings. He decides to create a football team so the kids can feel like they're part of something. Porter believes that football will teach the teenage inmates what it takes to be responsible, mature, and disciplined winners. He picks out a few kids in the room that he feels will benefit from this program and requires that they practice with him the following day. He states to his new team, the Kilpatrick Mustangs, "You do it my way, not your way. Your way got you here and you're here because you lost. Right now you are all losers, but if you accept this challenge and stick with the program, you are all going to be winners at the end." Two of the teens do not get along because they are from rival gangs. Willie Weathers (Jade Yorker) is from the 88’s and Kelvin Owens (David Thomas) is from the 95’s. The first game is against the best team in the league, Barrington. The game starts out somewhat positive for the Mustangs, as they recover a fumble on the first drive, but things quickly turn. They are demolished by Barrington, losing by 38 points. After starting 0–2, the Mustangs start winning games as they learn to work together. Kelvin and Willie finally shake hands when they win a game by one touchdown after Kelvin makes a big block for Willie. Near the end of the season, the Mustangs are headed for the playoffs. They are getting more publicity and more fans along the way.
Hoodwinked!, 1h20
Directed by Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Wolves in film, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, James Belushi, Patrick Warburton, David Ogden Stiers, Anthony Anderson
Roles Chief Grizzly (voice)
Rating63% 3.1977253.1977253.1977253.1977253.197725
Little Red Riding Hood discovers that the Big Bad Wolf has disguised himself as Granny, just as the axe-wielding woodsman bursts through the window, startling everyone. The police quickly arrive, and Red, Wolf, Granny and the Woodsman are questioned by detective Nicky Flippers about the events leading up to the incident.
Derailed
Derailed (2005)
, 1h48
Directed by Mikael Håfström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel, Melissa George, Giancarlo Esposito, Addison Timlin
Roles Dexter
Rating65% 3.298473.298473.298473.298473.29847
Charles Schine (Clive Owen), is an advertising executive. His marriage to Deanna (Melissa George) is deteriorating, and his daughter Amy (Addison Timlin) suffers from diabetes, requiring expensive medication. Charles's story is being written down by an unidentified man in a prison cell.
xXx: State of the Union, 1h41
Directed by Lee Tamahori
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Ice Cube, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Peter Strauss, Samuel L. Jackson, Xzibit
Roles Zeke
Rating45% 2.255192.255192.255192.255192.25519
In Virginia, a rancher discovers dead bodies over his farm and decides to investigate. As he finds more bodies, he is killed by one of the assailants himself. Meanwhile, attackers use special explosives to break into an NSA bunker beneath the horse farm. There, NSA Agent Augustus Gibbons fends off the attackers before barely escaping himself. Sergeant Alabama "Bama" Cobb is later revealed to be responsible for the attack on the bunker. After escaping the attack, Toby Shavers, Gibbons's assistant, informs that, with the attack on the NSA bunker, Cobb also had Xander Cage, the XXX agent, assassinated in Bora Bora. To find a new substitute, Gibbons meets with Lt. Darius Stone (Ice Cube), a former U.S Navy officer, who is currently serving 9 of his 20 years sentence in Leavenworth for disobeying orders and breaking General George Deckert's jaw, who is now a rogue Secretary of Defense.
Full Clip
Full Clip (2004)
, 1h35
Directed by Christopher Morrison
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Xzibit, Tom Lister, Jr., Bubba Smith, Busta Rhymes, Mark Boone Junior, DeRay Davis
Roles Duncan
Rating33% 1.695921.695921.695921.695921.69592
Full Clip is a 1970s style blaxploitation action movie (A "BuckTown" remake). Joshua Pope (Busta Rhymes) returns to his home in a small town to claim the inheritance his father has left him. Once there, however, he finds that the local police have corrupted the town and are ruling with an iron fist. So, with the help of an old friend (Xzibit) and his cohorts, Pope sets out to reclaim the town he once loved.
8 Mile
8 Mile (2002)
, 1h50
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Films about the labor movement, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films, Harcèlement au travail
Actors Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Mekhi Phifer, Taryn Manning, King Gordy
Roles Mike
Rating70% 3.5499653.5499653.5499653.5499653.549965
In Fall 1995 in Detroit, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. (Eminem), a young and unhappy blue-collar worker from a poor family, struggles with various aspects of his life. He has moved back north of 8 Mile Road to the rundown trailer home in Warren, Michigan of his alcoholic mother Stephanie (Kim Basinger), his little sister Lily (Chloe Greenfield), and Stephanie's abusive live-in boyfriend Greg (Michael Shannon). Although encouraged by his friends, who hail him as a talented rap music artist, Jimmy worries about his potential as a musician, particularly due to his lack of confidence. This caused him to panic during a rap battle one night at a club called The Shelter, and leave the stage humiliated.
The Country Bears, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Mise en scène d'un ours, Musical films, Buddy films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Haley Joel Osment, Christopher Walken, Elizabeth Daily, Stephen Tobolowsky, Daryl Mitchell, Elton John
Roles Himself
Rating42% 2.107562.107562.107562.107562.10756
The Country Bears are an all-bear country rock band who have broken up in 1991 after years of popularity. Number one fan Beary Barrington (voiced by Haley Joel Osment), a young bear raised by a human family, feels left out for being different. His father (Stephen Tobolowsky) tells him that his family will love him no matter what, and that differences lead everyone to their purposes. But Beary's older brother Dex (Eli Marienthal) gives him the truth about his background.
The Wash
The Wash (2001)
, 1h33
Directed by DJ Pooh
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, George Wallace, Angell Conwell, Tom Lister, Jr., Eminem
Roles Wayne
Rating48% 2.402852.402852.402852.402852.40285
Sean (Dre) and Dee Loc (Dogg) are roommates who have not yet paid their rent. To make matters worse, Sean has just lost his job at Foot Locker due to Dee Loc's interference, so Dee Loc suggests that his roommate stop by the same car wash where he works. Sean is immediately hired as assistant manager with Chris (Eminem) having been fired the day before. At the same time, their landlord has given them a three-day eviction warning. Although Dee Loc has the money, through dealing drugs on the side, he refuses to pay, insisting that Sean needs to come up with his half, so Sean does his best to impress Mr. Washington (Wallace), the owner of the car wash, so he can hold his job long enough to come up with his half of the rent.