18: Xzibit – Success With Empire
After dabbling in acting and getting in trouble for his taxes, Xzibit needed a change of scenery. His next big break came from the hit TV show “Empire,” where he starred as Shyne. This was Xzibit’s biggest break in his illustrious career and one that has kept him in the limelight to this day. “Empire” is a massively popular franchise for FOX and the show had some of the most well-known stars in the business.
Xzibit was able to showcase his acting chops in familiar territory with the show centered around the rap business. “Empire” was the break that got Xzibit back on track financially, and he claimed MTV did him dirty during the ‘Pimp My Ride’ years. The success that Xzibit had with Empire allowed the musician to revisit his rap career.