Amazon MGM Studios is in the process of developing drama series “Don’t Come To L.A” from rapper/actor YG and writer-producer Damani Johnson.
“Don’t Come To L.A.,” written by Keith Sweet II, explores the gritty underbelly of Los Angeles. The story revolves around a low-level gangster working for a crime syndicate security company. His life takes an unexpected turn when he is assigned to protect one of the music industry’s hottest rappers. To succeed in his new role, he must navigate the treacherous waters of both the bloodthirsty gang world and the celebrity scene.
Damani Johnson takes on the role of showrunner for this project, while YG and several other notable individuals join as executive producers. Trevor Engelson of “Snowfall” and Josh McGuire from Underground, Scooter Braun, James Shin of “Dave,” and Scott Manson of SB Projects, as well as Douglas Banker of “Johnny Football” at Five All in the Fifth, are all contributing their expertise to bring this series to life.
YG, (real name Keenon Dequan Ray Jackson) and Keith Sweet both share roots in Compton. YG has a successful career with five studio albums under his belt, including his most recent release in 2020, “My Life 4Hunnid.” Notably, his single “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” featuring singer Jeremih, reached the impressive peak of number 6 on the Hot 100 chart.
Stay tuned for further developments of ‘Don’t Come to L.A.”