West Coast rapper Xzibit has come a long way since he began in the early 90s running around with the Alkaholiks. But as his career took off, one thing was constant, his long braided hair.See Also:
The rapper was recently spotted at Sacramento Kings owner Gavin Maloof's housewarming party in Las Vegas and he was looking very different -- completely shaven and a buzzed head.
It's the first time in his nearly 20 year career that he has been seen without his trademark braids (see photo).
The 33-year-old Xzibit (real name: Alvin Nathaniel Joiner)X began his career as a member of Tha Alkaholiks' Likwit Crew. In 1995, he inked a deal with Loud Records in which he released his debut album, At the Speed of Life, the next year in 1996.
He went on to release five more albums -- 1998's 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, 2000's platinum certified Restless, 2002's Man Vs. Machine, 2004's Weapons of Mass Destruction and 2006's Full Circle.
Along the way, Xzibit also became household name as a host of the wildly popular MTV show "Pimp My Ride."
After all the years, X has a new look.
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