Hip hop is not dead.
From chart topping albums to Hollywood biopics (Straight Outta Compton, All Eyez on Me) to TV, veterans Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger is following suit, shopping around a drama TV series chronicling Tha Dogg Pound, the gangsta rap duo featuring Kurupt and Dillinger.
Following the release of indie documentary DPG Eulogy, released back in 2005, the untitled television series, that’s currently being pitched to national networks, will provide a more in-depth look at the group’s dynamic, revealing stories that haven’t been told about the early days at Death Row and all of the surrounding drama.
The pair and Snoop both rose to fame on Dr. Dre’s first solo album, 1992’s The Chronic.
“Snoop and I are always being asked to assist others with their Death Row projects because we were there from the beginning, until the demise,” Dillinger said, according to Deadline. “We saw Dre leave, Pac murdered, and we were forced to run the company when Suge Knight went back to prison. Our perspective is honest and unique. There are countless stories that the world has never heard about those early days.”
Until the series, who will be produced by Kenya Ware and Damien Zellous, unfolds on the silver screen, a new DPG album is on the way, according to Daz, to hold fans over.