“American Idol” the Hip Hop Edition? According to Snoop Dogg, a rap version of the popular Fox hit could be an instant success. The Long Beach emcee has been pitching his reality rapping competition to major networks as of late.
The rapper said in a statement:
“I’m looking for a deal from a network to find America’s hottest ‘hood artists.'”
So far, Bravo, Oxygen and their parent company NBC haven’t shown interest, but MTV and E! are still considering Snoop‘s search to discover the next major hip-hop act.
According to industry insiders, Snoop plans on sealing the production deal by enlisting the help of his hip-hop cronies to helm the judge’s panel and act as talent mentors.
“He wants to bring in an old-school legend, and he wants to get Jay-Z,” an insider said.
While Jay‘s involvement seems unlikely, Snoop can count on his “High School” co-star Wiz Khalifa, who has apparently shown interest.
By Simone Hilliard