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NewChief
07-31-2012, 04:24 PM
Snoop Dogg has embraced/converted to Rastafarianism (I wonder why? :bong:) and is putting out a reggae CD. This all seemed like reality show posturing, but the fact that Diplo is producing means the project might actually be decent. Calling himself Bob Marley reincarnated is annoying, though.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120731/us-music-snoop-dogg/


Snoop Dogg becomes Snoop Lion, readies reggae CD

MESFIN FEKADU | July 31, 2012 04:36 PM EST |

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NEW YORK — Snoop Dogg wants you to know that he's tired of hip-hop, is Bob Marley reincarnated and is embracing reggae instead of the culture of guns he once rapped about.

Also, he's got a new name: Snoop Lion.

The artist said at a news conference Monday in New York that he was "born again" during a visit to Jamaica in February and is ready to make music that his "kids and grandparents can listen to."

The former gangster rapper is releasing a reggae album called "Reincarnated" in the fall. He said that in Jamaica, he connected with Bob Marley's spirit and is now "Bob Marley reincarnated."

Bob Marley's son Rohan attended the conference and gave Snoop his blessing.

"I feel like I've always been Rastafarian," Snoop said of the spiritual Jamaican movement. While there, he said, he visited a temple, was renamed Snoop Lion and was also given the Ethiopian name Berhane, meaning "light of the world."

Snoop didn't explain why he was switching from "Dogg" to "Lion," but it's likely a reference to the Lion of Judah, a religious symbol popular in Rastafarian and Ethiopian culture.


Later, he played five songs for a small crowd, including one called "No Guns Allowed." It features his daughter and includes the lyrics, "No guns allowed in here tonight, we're going to have a free for all, no fights."

"It's so tragic that people are doing stupid things with guns," he said.

Snoop, best known for hits like "Gin and Juice" and "Drop It Like It's Hot," is an avid supporter of marijuana rights and has been banned from entering Norway for two years after trying to enter the country with a small amount last month.

He said that in Jamaica, where he stayed for 35 days, he grew closer to his wife, who saw his transition. He added that he's excited to perform music that his family and children can listen to.

"As a 40-year-old man ... I've got to give them something," he said. "That's what you do when you're wise."

Snoop Dogg said he's not completely retiring from hip-hop but is "tired" of the genre because it is no longer challenging.

"Reggae was calling ... it's a breath of fresh air," he said. "Rap isn't challenging; it's not appealing."

The album was produced by Diplo and will feature Snoop singing. It will be released on Vice Records.

The album will be followed with a documentary of the same name, also produced by Vice. It features Snoop making music and will include some personal elements of his life, a producer of the film said. It will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

A coffee table book about Snoop's rebirth is also in the works.

"It feels like I'm 19 or 20 years old again," he said.

vailpass
07-31-2012, 05:08 PM
Snoop Lion? LMAO I am a Snoop fan but have to laugh at the thought of him being "the light of the world". There is only one Lion of Zion.

Reaper16
07-31-2012, 05:18 PM
Snoop was all dogg when I saw him perform in May of this year.

KcMizzou
07-31-2012, 05:18 PM
He's finally smoked himself stupid.

Dicky McElephant
07-31-2012, 05:41 PM
So he went from being a dog to a cat?

Fruit Ninja
07-31-2012, 05:48 PM
So a millionaire got bored with what he was doing and is trying something new that will also make him moneY? hmmmm go for it!

NewChief
07-31-2012, 06:25 PM
I will say:

I stayed in a rasta commune in Jamaica while my wife and I honeymooned there. Those brothers know what's up. The dudes basically walked around all day, with a giant spliff hanging from their lips, watering plants with a gardening hose. Meanwhile, the women were working their asses off: taking care of the kids, cooking, cleaning, etc...

KCUnited
07-31-2012, 06:30 PM
I'll take Logical Next Step A Decade After You've Exhausted The Same 24 Rhymes for a 1000.

Ultra Peanut
07-31-2012, 08:50 PM
hahaha yessssssssssssss

ZootedGranny
07-31-2012, 09:38 PM
Good live performer, interesting personality and released one of the best debut albums of the genre, but I'd be hard pressed to put together one decent album using the 10 he's released since Doggystyle.

Demonpenz
07-31-2012, 11:54 PM
My parents know who snoop dog is. That is when you know you are big

Micjones
08-01-2012, 10:02 AM
He was also going to stop smoking weed at one point.
:rolleyes:

It'll be the same Snoop with lots of black/yellow/green and red/yellow/green-themed outfits.

JD10367
08-01-2012, 10:05 AM
In related news, Matt Cassell announced he would now be known as "Snoop Manning" and would convert from being a useless asshat to being an NFL quarterback. As with Snoop Dog/Lion, fans are skeptical.

Micjones
08-01-2012, 10:24 AM
In related news, Matt Cassell announced he would now be known as "Snoop Manning" and would convert from being a useless asshat to being an NFL quarterback. As with Snoop Dog/Lion, fans are skeptical.

It's actually "Snoop Minnis".
From useless QB to useless WR.
:thumb:

Chocolate Hog
08-01-2012, 11:09 AM
Good live performer, interesting personality and released one of the best debut albums of the genre, but I'd be hard pressed to put together one decent album using the 10 he's released since Doggystyle.


This.

His career was over after he got charged for murder.

Micjones
08-01-2012, 12:10 PM
Good live performer, interesting personality and released one of the best debut albums of the genre, but I'd be hard pressed to put together one decent album using the 10 he's released since Doggystyle.

Hard to argue.

He's had songs along the way that I absolutely love, but he hasn't had a full album worth listening to for 15 years.

Dicky McElephant
08-03-2012, 09:54 AM
Pretty much what I thought it was going to be......garbage.

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NewChief
08-03-2012, 12:29 PM
Pretty much what I thought it was going to be......garbage.

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Somewhat interesting to hear Diplo/Major Lazer take on a roots sound instead of the dance hall that he usually does. Not a huge fan of this, though. Production is good, but Snoop's lyrics are ridiculous.

vailpass
08-03-2012, 12:46 PM
Somewhat interesting to hear Diplo/Major Lazer take on a roots sound instead of the dance hall that he usually does. Not a huge fan of this, though. Production is good, but Snoop's lyrics are ridiculous.

It's what you do when you're wise.

NewChief
08-03-2012, 03:38 PM
Here's the type of stuff Major Lazer usually does:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ah2lFkhvmg8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

And Diplo (who is actually Major Lazer) does stuff like this (the video is insane for the sheer amount of ass shaking going on:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eF1lU-CrQfc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Molitoth
08-03-2012, 03:46 PM
Good PR move for him since his rap is incredibly stale.
That said, I don't give two shits about Reggae (Except Bob Marley) or the Rastafarian belief.

vailpass
08-03-2012, 03:49 PM
Good PR move for him since his rap is incredibly stale.
That said, I don't give two shits about Reggae (Except Bob Marley) or the Rastafarian belief.

Maybe you need to listen to some Dread Zeppelin.

Psyko Tek
08-03-2012, 03:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZHWy6W00oM&feature=colike

All hail TortElvis

vailpass
08-03-2012, 04:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZHWy6W00oM&feature=colike

All hail TortElvis

Indeed, love those guys.