Once again, the creative bug has bitten rapper Snoop Dogg, and this time, he wants to launch yet another TV series. Snoop wants to launch a search for the new hip-hop star (think American Idol), and he wants Jay-Z in on the project. (Read about Snoop Dogg’s setback with his latest movie project.)
The New York Post’s source said:
“He wants to bring in an old-school legend, and he wants to get Jay-Z.”
Aside from Jay-Z, Snoop is reportedly trying to get rapper Wiz Khalifa as one of the judges in the upcoming show. No word yet from either Jay-Z or Wiz Khalifa’s reps.
The show is reportedly been pitched to several TV networks including Oxygen, Bravo, NBC, E! and MTV. However, none are confirmed to have committed to the project.
About his idea, Snoop Dogg stated:
“I’m looking for a deal from one of you TV networks to give Snoop Dogg his own hood TV show where I can find America’s hottest hood artists. Holla at me.”
And apparently, the rapper has a rather strong opinion about the talent shows that existed long before.
“The ‘American Idol’ and ‘X Factor’ shows, they’re great shows. But I think I need to make a show like that, that’s directed straight to the hood. To the artists that don’t get the attention, that don’t have the money to make themselves representable. This raw talent and ability.”
Would you watch Snoop’s hood star search if it’s aired on TV?