Snoop Dogg can’t get enough of TV these days: after appearing on the “Empire” season finale as himself, the rapper is developing a family drama with HBO, the network confirmed. Snoop Dogg announced the project at his keynote speech at the South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival on Friday.
The drama will be set in early 1980s Los Angeles and depict a family struggling through the era of Reaganomics and the crack epidemic, HBO said. Snoop Dogg grew up during this time in Long Beach, Calif. The series will be directed by Allen Hughes (“Broken City”) and written by Rodney Barnes (“The Boondocks.”)
Ths year looks to be a very busy for Snoop Dogg: he appeared on ESPN’s “Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream,” a documentary about him and his football-playing son Cordell Broadus; he roasted Justin Bieber; appeared on Kendrick Lamar’s highly acclaimed album “To Pimp a Butterfly,” and is set to release his latest album, “Bush,” in May.