Snoop Dogg is developing a TV show. And out of ALL the limitless possibilities . . . including reality shows . . . he’s doing THE ONE THING that we really don’t need any more of at this point: A SINGING COMPETITION SHOW. It’s being described as a “hip-hop version of American Idol.
The New York Post says Snoop is currently pitching the show to networks, and has received interest from MTV and E!. Supposedly, he’s been turned down by NBC, Bravo and the female-oriented Oxygen network. Snoop plans on being a judge . . . alongside JAY-Z and, quote, “an old-school legend.” But who’s going to be the snarky, tell-it-like-is British judge?
For the record, Jay-Z’s people say he isn’t involved. Rapper Wiz Khalifa is interested, though. Of course he is. At 23, he’s still a relative newcomer. The difference between Wiz and Jay-Z is over 50 MILLION in album sales. That’s comparable to wanting Madonna, but getting interest from Ke$ha.
The rap competition angle hasn’t really been done on its own . . . at least not as a large-scale production. And it’s a little fresher than just another show with young wannabes murdering Whitney Houston songs.) But at some point, these talent competitions need to be consolidated . . . or America’s tolerance for these shows is going to reach a level somewhere in the neighborhood of car alarms and nails on a chalkboard.