Snoop Dogg Developing HBO Drama About 1980s Los Angeles

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He just appeared on the season final of “Empire,” so it’s only fitting that Snoop Dogg is slowly building a TV empire of his own.

The rapper announced Friday in his keynote speech at SXSW that he will exec produce a drama about 1980s Los Angeles with director Allen Hughes (“The Book of Eli”) and writer Rodney Barnes (“The Boondocks”).

The show will center around a family living in inner-city L.A. and will explore the effects of Reagan-era social policies on the area. Snoop Dogg grew up in Long Beach during that era.

HBO is the No. 1 network in the world as far as developing and having these types of shows come to life,” he said during his SXSW Q&A with longtime manager Ted Chung. “This is a dream come true to be able to tell a story that’s going to be told the right way on the right network.”

The musician’s five-part documentary series “Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream” recently aired on ESPN. The show followed Snoop Dogg and his football star son, Cordell Broadus, as he prepared to start a college football career.

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  1. Henshaw says:

    Pretty much everything that involves history or politics that comes from HBO is pretty awful.

  2. Jackie. says:

    LIONSBLOOD love you we want to be in movie we all from Long Beach grew up on your music.who can we contact to let us audition Please Please Please we family in our hearts.

  3. If there talking about LA in the 1980’s don’t forget to the 1000’s of Vietnameese boat people imported from Hong Kong to LA. What a bio hazzard mess. Red Bag Referal.

  4. Jackie. says:

    Hi I was j hoping me and my six boys all fans of his all born and raised in. Long beach we could maybe be in the film my boys Love him so much one of my sons designed a incense called LIONSBLOOD all for snoop. I dated his uncle ceasar for all my high school years…and yes that’s my son who is traveling all over America passing out free incense until he has a meeting with snoop.hadh tag burn and and honesty jackie

    • Charles says:

      My boys know better than to have a dope-smoking, porn-making, women-disrespecting has-been as a role model.

      • Chris says:

        Lol, has-been? Right… I’m 100% sure he is doing better than you in every aspect of life lol. Literally everything. His finances are great, I’m sure his kids are happy, and he gets to do something he loves. Please tell me what awesome things your doing with yourself.

  5. Coleman says:

    What a bore. Does he know it’s 2015, NOT 1993?

  6. lotrfan says:

    Get of the iron throne. You look ridiculous!

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