Snoop Doggy Dogg Bio On The Books

Snoop Doggy Dogg is venturing into the book world with "Tha Doggfather: The Times, Trials and Hardcore Truths of Snoop Dogg," a biography scheduled to be released by William Morrow most likely in the fall of 1999, according to Morrow publicist Ken Foster.

The deal was confirmed late Friday night after William Morrow editor Paul Bresnick responded quickly to a four-page proposal from Snoop. According to Snoop's agent, William Clark, Morrow outbid one other company with an offer in the high six-figures range.

The book, which has yet to be written, will be co-authored with Davin Seay, who has also penned bios on Mick Jagger and Al Green.

According to the "Hollywood Reporter," the book will be covering Snoop's childhood in the South Bay area of Los Angeles where he was raised by his single mother and grandfather. It will address such topics as his joining the Crips as a young teen, his meeting up with Warren G and Tupac Shakur, his relationship with Suge Knight

and the rise and fall of Knight's Death Row Records. It will also address the death of Shakur and detail Snoop's 1993 murder trial for his alleged part in a drive-by shooting.