Rap mogul has signed up to executive produce a new series looking at the criminal underworld of Los Angeles

Dr Dre has signed up to develop and be an executive producer on a new crime drama series for American television network FX.

According to Deadline, the rap mogul will oversee the production of the series, which will be written by Sidney Quashie and focus on both the music industry and the criminal underworld of Los Angeles.

Quashie will executive produce alongside Dr Dre, with Daniel Schnider from the producer’s company Crucial TV and Brad Bertner also signed up to executive produce. A one-hour pilot has initially been commissioned.

Dre is still working on his long-awaited new album ‘Detox’, his first solo album since 1999 LP ‘2001’, and the rapper has previously indicated it will be his last full studio record.

Two singles have been released so far: ‘Kush’ in November 2010 and ‘I Need A Doctor’, which featured Eminem and Skylar Grey, in February 2011. There is no confirmed tracklisting or release date as yet.

You can watch the video for ‘I Need A Doctor’ below.