*Xzibit is a versatile man who does his acting thing and lately, his rapping thing on the side. It’s been a few years since the rapper released new work, but he does have something brewing for the future.

In the mean time, he’s started working on some filming for an upcoming episode of ABC’s crime drama, “Detroit 1-8-7.”

He will appear only as a guest and play the role of a hustler who upgrades to a record producer.

In addition to the rapper, the show stars Michael Imperioli (“The Sopranos”) as Detective Louis Fitch, as well as Aisha Hinds (“True Blood”), and follows a police unit assigned to an inner city homicide unit.

“Just left the street I grew up on,” tweeted Xzibit (@Xzibit) recently. “Eastside #Detroit my old house was abandoned like half the block. memories. #sad.”

The episode will debut Sept. 21 at 10 pm.