Nick Cannon says he’ll show the real Oakland in his next project. “The Yay Area” will explore the Northern California drug culture and its connection to Silicon Valley, biker gangs, and the Black Panthers.
Nick says that the drama crime series is something like “The Wire” meets “The Sopranos.” And he’ll be able to bring an air of authenticity to it because he’s got Bay Area legends Too Short and E-40 as producers.
At this point, several networks are interested and Nick’s ponying up some serious cash. If all goes according to plan, “The Yay Area” should begin shooting in the fall.