Musician John Legend arrives at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles*John Legend is flexing his producer muscles with a new HBO project, “Down Lo.”

Before you go rolling your eyes and mumbling about how that sounds like a show about men on the down low, it’s not that, totally.

Co-produced and directed by Tony Krantz, the series is set in Miami’s South Beach. It’s a drama that explores the intersection of three worlds in the town’s music, sports and fashion circles.

One of the characters is a gay rapper living on the down low, but not ready to reveal his sexuality to the Hip Hop community.

On that note, Snoop Lion mentioned not too long ago that he doubts homosexuality will ever be accepted in the masculine rap world.

The series is to be written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and drawn from the first hand knowledge and music world access of John Legend.