Snoop Dogg’s Murder Trial To Be Explored In Upcoming True Crime Series

By Doug Norrie | 1 month ago

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To say Snoop Dogg is a different person than he was when he first hit the music scene all the way back in the 90s is an understatement. Though he’s mostly become a caricature of all his most hilarious attributes, one shouldn’t forget that he came about at a time when his life and lifestyle were considerably different than what we see now. Before making it with Death Row Records, Snoop Dogg saw multiple arrests and there is a world in which his story could have turned out very differently. Now, one incident in his life, this one coming about when he was really at the height of fame for his rap abilities, is going to be detailed in an upcoming Starz series. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Starz is planning for the second season of its anthology series A Moment in Time and this one is reportedly going to focus on Snoop Dogg being put on trial for murder back in 1993. This would be called A Moment in Time: Murder Was the Case a reference to the song and album released by Snoop Dogg in 1994. This new series would focus on an incident in 1993 in which a man was shot in Los Angeles. Snoop Dogg (Calvin Broadus) was arrested along with his then bodyguard and charged with first-degree murder. 

During this time, Snoop Dogg was in the middle of recording an album and was also seeing massive success from his initial offerings including “Doggystyle”. He was becoming such a high-profile name that Johnny Cochrane was hired as his defense attorney for the case. Eventually, Snoop Dogg was acquitted of the murder in 1996. This new series would detail the time period, the events surrounding the case, Snoop Dogg’s rising fame, and the juxtaposition between the violence and the rising celebrity. 

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Currently, this new project is in the early development phase and doesn’t even have a writer attached. Clearly, the idea is in its infancy in this regard, testing the waters for what a potential story could look like. It’s easy to forget now, but at the time Snoop Dogg was really entering the zeitgeist as a performer. His work with Dr. Dre bridging a number of different demographics in terms of listens. The Chronic had been released in 1992 to critical and commercial acclaim and Snoop Dogg’s solo album Doggystyle reached similar heights, debuting at number one on Billboard and setting a sales record for a debut artist at the time. 

These days, Snoop Dogg remains almost as big a celebrity as he was when first coming up. He’s still taking on endorsement deals because of his signature style and general gestalt that plays as laid back as it comes. And he’s more than happy to cameo as himself as well in movies, becoming almost his own mascot in this sense. Plus there is the voice work he’s done of late, having roles in The Addams Family 2 and Trouble. He even released another album a couple of years ago. 

We are sure to get more details about A Moment in Time: Murder Was the Case as they come out. It could be one of the more interesting stories considering the circumstances of the case as well as Snoop Dogg’s fame at the time.