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Xzibit’s been noticeably absent from the limelight since his popular MTV series, Pimp My Ride, was taken off the air. Now he’s appearing on another network, ABC, and helping families in need with repairing their houses. X to the Z will appear on an episode of Extreme Home Makeover Sunday, October 11. On the episode he’ll help the makeover team build a new home for the Hill family of Suffield, Connecticut.

He recently spoke to the New York Daily News about his volunteer effort and the difficult task of building a home saying,

“It was something I was definitely interested in. I didn’t know what I was signing up for; building a house in seven days is something else.”

X also mentioned to the paper that building a house for someone was totally different from revamping a car like on ‘Pimp’ saying,

“It’s totally different. I got to know the family, the mother, the father, the kids, and the situation they were in. To see them go through that, and see the transformation … it’s something to know anticipation for myself, but when you anticipate something for somebody else, it’s something exciting.”

No word on when we can expect new music from the west coast MC.