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Xzibit is a member of the Likwit Crew, a loose collective of West Coast rappers including Tha Alkaholiks and King Tee. After touring with them in 1995, Loud Records released the young rapper’s debut album, At the Speed of Life in 1996. He expanded his following with a series of albums beginning in the late 1990s, ultimately aligning himself with hip hop kingpin Dr. Dre. Xzibit’s big breakthrough came when he joined Snoop Dogg for the Dr. Dre-produced hit, “Bitch Please.” What followed were some high profile guest appearances on Dr. Dre’s 6x platinum album 2001, on songs like “What’s the Difference?” and “Some L.A. Niggaz”. By this time, Dre had invited the young rapper to criss-cross America during summer 2000 with the “Up in Smoke” tour which featured Snoop, Eminem, and Ice Cube, among many others. That winter, Loud released Xzibit’s Restless with Dr. Dre as executive producer, which boasted the single X. The song became the rapper’s biggest hit yet since “What U See Is What U Get”.

“Paparazzi” is a song by rapper Xzibit and appears on his debut album At the Speed of Life. The track became the rapper’s breakout single, and is often seen as his trademark song. The track was produced by Thayod Ausar, who provides a classical sample from Gabriel Fauré’s “Pavane”. It details his dislike of many faux rappers who don’t care about the music but rather do it only for the flash and being a rich celebrity. The song is referenced to by E.D.I. Mean on 2pac’s “Bomb First” where he disses Xzibit with the line “got a little question for that nigga that made ‘Paparazzi’ / if you ain’t in this rap game for the ma fuckin’ cash, man / then what is your mother fuckin’ purpose?”. An instrumental version of “Paparazzi” was featured on The Sopranos episode “Pax Soprana”.

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Alvin Nathaniel Joiner (born September 18, 1974), better known by his stage name Xzibit, is an American rapper, actor, and television personality, who was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico by his father and stepmother. He is also known for hosting MTV’s Pimp My Ride. He has released a new album once every two years since his 1996 debut At the Speed of Life; his most recent Full Circle, was released in October 2006.

i love hip hop because of songs like this u could never dis this shit its to real to life ya dig’em bodybags .

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happy new year………

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