In this bonus clip, Xzibit recounts meeting King T, and how his first feature launched his career.
He started out as part of a duo called Shady Bunch alongside rapper Ahle Rocksta. The two were working a producer named Broadway, who also happened to be working with King T.
Ahle Rocksta fell off as things weren’t coming together, however Xzibit kept pushing — and King T took notice.
“I still hadn’t met the Alkaholiks yet … when I met the Alkaholiks, it was like, oh shit,” he laughs. “I was really excited to be around them.”
King T took Xzibit on tour, allowing him to rock shows. He notes that once the Liks began to take a liking to him, that’s when it all started.
“The first thing that solidified the relationship was, [when] King T put me on a record called ‘Freestyle Ghetto,’ which was on the King T For Life album,” he says. “That was the first thing I ever put out … [first song] recorded as Xzibit.”
As he explains, that song led to his first deal.
“Steve Rifkin came and asked to sign me … I never made a demo. I never made a mixtape. I never did any of that.”
Watch the full clip above.