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
Snoop says he was was “born again” during a visit to Jamaica and is ready to make music that his “kids and grandparents can listen to.”
Snoop didn’t explain why he was switching from “Dogg” to “Lion,” but it’s likely a reference to a religious symbol popular in the Ethiopian culture.
Lion has new reggae album coming in the fall along a coffee table book about his rebirth.
You just can’t make this stuff up.