Pimp My Ride
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. Each episode consists of taking one car
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in poor condition and restoring it and customizing
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The original United States
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version was hosted by rapper Xzibit
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(one episode featured guest host Chamillionaire
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). Recently, MTV2
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has begun airing episodes from Pimp My Ride UK hosted by DJ Tim Westwood
Timothy Westwood is an English DJ and presenter of radio and television. He also presents the UK version of the MTV show Pimp My Ride...
, which features cars being customised in the UK, and Pimp My Ride International, featuring cars in central Europe
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, hosted by hip hop
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artists Fat Joe
Joseph Antonio Cartagena , better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper, CEO of Terror Squad Entertainment, and member of musical groups D.I.T.C. and Terror Squad....
and Lil' Jon, as well as the related CMT
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series Trick My Truck
Trick My Truck
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This show picked young car owners living in Los Angeles
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or elsewhere in Southern California
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and customised their vehicles at no cost to them.