Snoop Dogg is currently hard at work writing his debut novel.
Due out in October, ‘Love Don’t Live Here No More’, is the first book in a street-lit series which the rapper is planning to release.
The story follows a young man living a hard life in southern California, whilst struggling to make it in the world of hip-hop.
Published by Atria Books, the company’s vice president and director of publicity Kathleen Schmidt, said: “Snoop, by nature of what he does, is a storyteller.”
Speaking to The Book Standard, she added: “Books speak more to a female audience than does his music so these novels give him an opportunity to show, particularly his female fans, another side.”