Snoop Dogg has revealed that he is currently working on an anthology series that will capture the story of his life over the course of “six or seven seasons.”
In an interview with Yahoo, the rapper described the series as “me being the ‘Black Forest Gump’, so to speak.” Adding that the story would see him “in all of these highlighted moments in American history.”
The star was asked whether he would appear in a new Straight Outta Compton spin-off when he made the announcement. “I think what makes the most sense to me is the ‘Snoop Dogg anthology’, the life story of Snoop Dogg,” the rapper formerly known as Snoop Lion explained, where it starts with my mother and father meeting each other before I was even born, to me being born, to me growing through the ‘70s and ‘80s and the ‘90s.”
Far from an epic pipedream, the project is actually currently in development. “[We’re] putting it together as we speak, just trying to take my time and put the right information out,” he said.
Later adding, “I don’t want to rush to it just because [Straight Outta Compton] was successful, just to come behind it. I want to take my time and make sure that I’ve put together the right infrastructure of how I became me – you know, the people that inspire me, my upbringing, my mother, my father, my friends, community influences, inspirations that shaped and moulded me.”
The show would track his life from its violent beginnings “when the cocaine, drugs, violence, my teenage years and all of the things that were brought to our community by the government and the C.I.A,” right up until the point he became the perpetually stoned music legend he is today.
And when it comes to the casting, Snoop concluded, that it would have to be “someone who could win me over.”