“Empire” star Xzibit is out here showing fans he’s much more than the bad guy you love to hate. The hip-hop veteran has teamed up with comedian Cipha Sounds on his latest TIDAL original series “Hip Hop Improv.”

Within the latest broadcast, X to the Z gets uber personal with Cipha and speaks on his late friend Nate Dogg.

TIDAL is excited to bring you another episode of its “Hip Hop Improv with Cipha Sounds” series starring rapper and former Pimp My Ride host, Xzibit. The episode features Xzibit sharing a story about former rapper and friend, Nate Dogg, as well as improvisational skits from Cipha Sounds and his team, A Tribe Called YES. The “Hip Hop Improv with Cipha Sounds” series adds to TIDAL’s expansion into a robust visual ecosystem of original video content and films beyond music videos and livestreams.

Recently, Cipha spoke to SOHH about why TIDAL subscribers should check out his new series.

“The first reason you should watch “Hip Hop Improv” is because obviously I love doing comedy and comedy in its own right is a great reason to watch. No other platform has a comedy program like we do. The second reason is because I mix it with the hip-hop. So, there’s only one other person in the world that can mix hip-hop and comedy similarly to what I do and that’s Nick Cannon. He’s busy being rich so he’s not gonna do it. So that leaves me. The third reason is because you get amazing, unheard stories from celebrities and hip-hop personalities. I don’t really have an interview style, everyone feels like I’m their friend. They really give the nitty gritty stories about their childhood. It’s something they’ve really talked about before. Fat Joe talked about going to prison and he never talks about. You’re going to get these unheard stories.” (SOHH)

In January, Xzibit’s “Empire” received the green light for a fourth season renewal.

Empire was renewed for a fourth season by Fox, the network announced at the 2017 Winter TCA Press Tour on Wednesday. In December, Empire’s fall finale, which aired an hour earlier at 8 p.m. to help launch co-creator Lee Daniels’ new show Star, garnered 7.57 million viewers. The decision to renew the musical drama was surely a no-brainer for Fox, as it’s TV’s no. 1 broadcast drama, a title its held for the last three seasons in the all-important adults 18-49 demo. (E! News)

A few months ago, “Empire” actress Serayah spoke to SOHH about how long she sees their show going.

“I definitely see “Empire” having a great run but ending on a good note. We started off as a pilot for a new show and the success that we all wanted and dreamt of forever, we all got to share that together. I feel like the end will come and be very great and everyone will be very happy with it and understand it. But I don’t see it being a “Law & Order” type of thing where it lasts that, that, that long. It will last just enough for our fans and our cast.” (SOHH)