Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, a.k.a. Xzibit, is a rapper, actor, and television host. Although the 5’9″ entertainer was born on 18th September 1974 in Detroit, Michigan, the rapper has recorded multiple successes as a creative performer.
Biography and Early Life
Xzibit lived with his parents and four siblings until his father moved to Mexico and remarried. At age ten, he lost his mother and had to move in with his father in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Inspired by his mother, a writer, he began writing lyrics at age 13 and moved to Los Angeles four years later to pursue his musical career after a fallout with his father.
After moving to Los Angeles, Xzibit would perform his raps acapella at nightclubs, initially performing under the alias Exhibit A.
The rapper achieved early milestones by featuring “Hit and Run” by the Alkaholiks and “Freestyle Ghetto” by King Tee.
After signing with Loud records in 1996, he released his debut album “At the Speed of Life” and his second album “40 days and 40 nights” in 1998.
“Restless”, his third album, was executively produced by Dr Dre. The album went platinum, selling over two million copies, and features Snoop Dogg and Eminem.
Xzibit was also featured on “Bitch Please” by Snoop Dogg, another record that increased his profile as an artist. It was quickly followed by “Man vs Machine”, another successful album in 2002.
Between 2004 and 2012, he released three albums: “Weapons of Mass Destruction”, “Full Circle”, and Napalm, bringing the total number of Xzibit albums to seven.
Since 2013, Xzibit has been a part of the Hip-hop supergroup, Serial Killers and have put out four mixtapes between 2013 and 2020.
He has also released two compilation albums, one bootleg album and three mixtapes in his career
Xzibit is also a famous actor who made his first movie appearance in “8 Mile”. The African-American rapper also stars in “The X Files: I Want To Believe”, “Gridiron Gang”, “Hawai Five-O”, and the popular television series: “Empire” as Luscious Lion’s nemesis.
Xzibit had his television debut on MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” as the show’s host for three years and was nominated three times for a Teen Choice Award and twice for a Source Award.
The rapper started his own cannabis company in 2020 called Napalm, named after his seventh studio album. The company comes years after creating the edibles brand Taffy and another cannabis brand Brass Knuckles, with his partners.
Personal Life and Controversy
Xzibit got married to his longtime girlfriend, Krista Joiner, in December 2014. Krista had given birth to two children for Xzibit; Xavier Kingston Joiner and Gatlin Joiner (unfortunately, Xavier passed away eleven days after his birth). Xzibit also has another child, Tremaine Joiner, from a previous relationship in 1995.
In 2007, Xzibit’s license was seized by Dutch police for over speeding in the Gumball 300 rally. Xzibit faced more troubles in 2009 as he owed $9 million to the government for tax. As a result, he filed for bankruptcy twice and was denied both times.
The rapper faced Backlash with his company name, Napalm, similar to a deadly weapon in the Vietnam war. Xzibit has also had some of his products taken off dispensaries. However, he later clarified that although his products were taken off the digital shelf, they were still available in dispensaries.
|Net Worth 2022||$4 Million|
|Annual Salary||$0.8 million|
Net worth, Income, and Salary
The Net Worth of the rapper/actor is estimated at 4 million dollars. His income stems from record sales, live performances, merchandising, advertisement, and brand endorsements.
Xzibit also owns his own cannabis company, Napalm, named after one of his successful albums. His earnings from record sales sit pretty at about $2.8 million, with most of those numbers coming from the “Restless” album. In addition, he earned approximately $497,175 as of the host of Pimp my Ride.
It is also rumoured that the casts of Empire received between $65,000 – $175,000 per episode, one of the casts being Alvin Nathaniel Joiner.
Despite selling his house at a loss due to tax problems, Xzibit has been able to sustain his brand and family by utilizing his influence and diversifying his income in music, media and business.
In January 2022, Xzibit hinted at a new solo release by posting a picture on his Instagram with the caption: “#Kingmaker #2022 Time to make it happen. I haven’t released any solo music since 2012. I have a lot to catch you guys upon”.
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How old is Xzibit now?
- Born on 18th September 1974, Xzibit is currently 47 years old.
What is Xzibit’s real name?
- Alvin Nathaniel Joiner
Does Xzibit sell weed?
- Xzibit started a cannabis company in 2020 called Napalm.