Snoop Dogg now calling himself Snoop Lion, is abandoning rap for reggae
Snoop has dropped the Dogg title (like it was hot) and has renamed himself Snoop Lion.
During a trip to Jamaica, the acclaimed rapper said he has undergone a personal, spiritual and artistic ‘reincarnation’ while visiting a Rastafarian temple, and intends to shift his musical focus from hip hop to reggae.
“I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become Snoop Lion”, the musician – who, legally, goes by the name of Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. – said at a press conference this week.
“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”, explained Brodus while wearing a Rasta knitted hat and dark glasses.
“There comes a point where you say I done it all, or there isn’t much more to do,” the 40-year-old said of his plan to shift genres.
The Beautiful performer also said that no longer does he find rap “a challenge”.
“With no disrespect to other rappers, but they can't f--- with me in rap... I've won every accolade you can get in rap, they call me 'Uncle Snoop' in rap. When you're an uncle, it's time to find something new ... I want to feel like a kid again.
“I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated. I feel I have always been a Rastafari. I just didn’t have my third eye open, but it’s wide open right now.”
Currently Broadus Jr’s fifth studio album, Reincarnated, is in the works. All tracks will be of the reggae variety.