Snoop Dogg's Life Inspires Planned HBO Series

Snoop Dogg's Life Inspires Planned HBO Series
Like Rivers Cuomo before him, Snoop Dogg's life has inspired a planned TV show. During a talk at South by Southwest [via The Fader], the iconic West Coast rapper revealed that he's developing a HBO series inspired by his early life.

Snoop is reportedly developing the series with Allen Hughes (one of the directors of Menace II Society and From Hell) and Rodney Barnes (a writer of The Boondocks).

The show will draw from Snoop's childhood, when he experienced a shift from "having fun and playing football to selling drugs and shooting at each other." It will focus on a family living in the early '80s in Los Angeles, CA.

Snoop will serve as an executive producer on the show. He said, "This is like a dream come true, to tell a story in the right way on the right network"

The exact specifics regarding when it will arrive and who will appear in it have yet to be confirmed, but this project is one to watch out for.

Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg's Pharrell-produced album BUSH is expected to arrive on May 12 through Columbia Records.