YG is stepping into his TV bag! Deadline exclusively announced today that Amazon MGM Studios has an exciting new drama series project in the works titled Don’t Come To L.A., in partnership with rapper YG. The accomplished Damani Johnson, known for works like “The Crossover” and “One Piece” will also be serving as writer-producer for the series. According to Deadline, Don’t Come To L.A. consists of a narrative written by Keith Sweet II, the creative mind behind Star Trek: Prodigy. The series revolves around a low-level gangster in the city of Los Angeles, who finds himself in a sticky situation. Assigned to protect one of the hottest rappers in the music industry by the security firm employed by his crime syndicate, the protagonist must navigate the world of gangsters and the glitz and glamour of the celebrity scene.
Damani Johnson takes the helm as the showrunner, and YG joins the team as an executive producer. They are accompanied by a talented group of industry veterans, including Trevor Engelson of Snowfall, Josh McGuire of Underground, and the collective forces of SB Projects represented by Scooter Braun, James Shin of Dave, and Scott Manson. Moreover, Douglas Banker from Johnny Football at Five All in the Fifth contributes his expertise to the production.
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YG Is In His Production Bag
CHARLOTTE, NC – AUGUST 12: Rapper YG performs at PNC Music Pavilion on August 12, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jeff Hahne/Getty Images)
The collaboration holds special significance as both YG and Sweet hail from Compton, California. Not only is YG in his music bag, but he’s also getting ready to drop a joint project with Tyga called Hit Me When U Leave The Klub: The Playlist. Earlier this month, they unveiled the tracklist for the project, which consists of 14 songs. What makes this project even more anticipated is the lineup of impressive guest appearances from heavy-hitters. Features such as Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes, and Blxst have been listed on the tracklist.
With the talented cast and crew, Don’t Come To L.A. seems like it will be a compelling addition to the world of television. The mix of the gritty gang drama plus the celebrity scene is a world that YG had to navigate coming into his fame. In fact, it represents the complexities of fame in Los Angeles as a whole. Let us know your thoughts on this upcoming series on HNHH! Will you be tuning in?
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