Snoop Dogg has announced he is leaving the rap world and becoming a reggae singer.
The Long Beach rapper is also changing his name to “Berhane” or “Snoop Lion”. Yes, seriously!
Snoop said at the press event at Miss Lily’s jerk joint in New York, “This awakening was necessary. I don’t even know why, I don’t know how. I thought I was going to make another gangsta record. I thought I was going to do another pimp album. I thought I was going to do what I do. But this called me and put all of that to rest.”
The musician adds, “I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become Snoop Lion,” he said. “I didn’t know that until I went to the temple, where the High Priest asked me what my name was, and I said, ‘Snoop Dogg.’ And he looked me in my eyes and said, ‘No more. You are the light; you are the lion.’ From that moment on, it’s like I had started to understand why I was there.”
You can check out Snoop Lion’s reggae song here!
Snoop’s decision came as a result of his time in Jamaica, where he was working on “Reincarnated”, his three-part project consisting of a documentary, reggae album and book.
Here’s Snoop’s reggae song “La La La”:
Here’s a sneak peek of Snoop’s documentary (NSFW Drug Use & Offensive Language):
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