Snoop Dogg is dead! Long live Snoop Lion!
The rumours are true! Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr – aka Snoop Doggy Dogg aka the rap legend behind hits like Still ‘A G Thang’ and ‘Gin n Juice’ is no more. He has officially dropped the Dogg act and upgraded his name to “Snoop Lion”.
In all seriousness, Snoop says his decision is for real. The rapper says he underwent a spiritual and artistic rebirth while in Jamaica where he’s been working on his next album. Rastafarian priests reportedly inspired the name change.
“I went to the temple, where the high priest asked me what my name was, and I said, ‘Snoop Dogg’,” he told journalists. “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.”
Snoop is also switching genres. Calling rap “no longer a challenge” Snoop says he’ll devote the rest of his career to reggae, beginning with his appropriately titled next album “Reincarnation”.
“With no disrespect to other rappers, but they can’t fuck 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.”
Well let’s see how long this stint lasts………..