Video: Snoop Dogg is now Snoop Lion
Posted on August 3, 2012 by L&G
So if you haven’t heard, our good friend Snoop Dogg has changed his name to Snoop Lion. I do not lie, peeps. Snoop Lion.
Now before we all start lol-ing, someone like Snoop changing his name should not come as a surprise. Keep in mind, Snoop is no stranger to doing odd things. The man who released one of the greatest albums of all time (Doggystyle) and one of the greatest singles of all time (Drop it like it’s hot), has always been doing crazy things to get his name out there. Changing his name from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion was most probably the next step in his evolution as an artist. This name change has come after subsequently, being heavily influenced by his recent experience in Jamaica. With this name change, has come a complete turnaround in his music as well, claiming that Hip Hop has become to easy, and that reggae is where it is at now. Proving this, Snoop Lion is preparing his latest album. A reggae-infused album aptly titled; Reincarnated.
As part of the process, VICE followed Snoop to the island nation as he recorded various songs with backing from Diplo, Ariel Reichtshaid and Dre Skull of Major Lazer. That’s what happens when you grow bored with what rap gives, and this documentary reveals the rebirth and inspiration for Snoop Lion’s latest project.