Rapper mogul and hip hop personality Snoop Dogg recently appeared on FOX’s hit series “Empire” as himself, crooning for the Lucious Lyon gala. Snoop is a phimathropist too, and he also supports Sharon Stone’s Lupus organization as one of his children suffers from this disease, and his son just became a Bruin (UCLA) causing the famous USC fan to switch allegiances in the notorious local Los Angeles collegiate rivalry.
Variety reported from SXSW in Austin that Snoop’s keynote speech revealed the rapper turned actor will executive produce a drama about 1980s Los Angeles with director Allen Hughes (“The Book of Eli”) and writer Rodney Barnes (“The Boondocks”).
The premise is focused on a family living in Los Angeles’ “inner-city” and will explore the Reagan-era social policies on this depressed area.
“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.”
ESPN just aired “Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream” where Snoop and his son Cordell Broadus navigate the college football draft process. Cordell Broadus hailed from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, and was a Division I prospect at wide receiver, ranked 134th overall and No. 12 at his position in the ESPN 300.