Snoop Dogg becomes Snoop Lion, readies reggae CD – Yahoo! Music

This Monday, July 30, 2012 photo shows Snoop Dogg, who now goes by Snoop Lion, posing for a portrait at Miss Lily's in New York. Snoop Dogg says he was “born again” during a visit to Jamaica in February, changed his name to Snoop Lion and is ready to make music that his “kids and grandparents can listen to.”  The artist known for gangster rap is releasing a reggae album called “Reincarnated” in the fall.  (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)Snoop Dogg becomes Snoop Lion, readies reggae CD – Yahoo! Music.

This story is begging for some commentary.

Snoop Dog, who is normally too baked on ganja or hammered on “gin and juice” to give a shit, apparently went to Jamaica, had an epiphany and now thinks he is the reincarnation of Bob Marley.

He also changed his name to Snoop Lion and is planning to release a reggae album soon.

I’m shaking my head and cannot seem to stop snickering about this.

You know I love you, Snoop, but Bob Marley come back from the dead? Really?

What’s even stranger is that one of Bob’s sons, Rohan, has given Snoop Lion his blessing!

Is it possible this could be called sacrilegious? Because to me, Bob Marley was a prophet.

And believe me. Snoop Dogg… um… Lion… is no Bob Marley.

But I am fond of “gin and juice,” though. Maybe I’ll pour one now…

Posted on August 1, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. The New York Times may deny it ,but Gansta Hip Hop Rap is dying. Time to either move ahead or to go back to another era. Music just can’t stand still. It has to move in one direction or another. The Lion realizes that and so do most music listeners. It really is Time for a change.

    • I totally agree with that and yes, I will likely pick up Snoop’s next album because I love reggae. And it’s great that he’s leaving all that gangsta crap behind because you’re right, it’s an era in music whose time has passed. Thanks for checking out my blog and for posting these great comments, Bran!

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