Snoop Dogg changes name to Snoop Lion as he heads towards reggae
Snoop Dogg has changed his name to Snoop Lion for the release of his new album.
The New York Times reports that the rapper held a press conference in New York to announce his plans to release a single from his upcoming album 'Reincarnated'.
He told reporters that he had something of an epiphany whilst recording the album in Jamaica and that he has reached a point of change in his career, diverting from rap to a more reggae sound. He said:
"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."
He added: "There comes a point where you say I done it all, or there isn't much more to do. This was like a rebirth for me. Rap is not a challenge to me. I had enough of that. It's not appealing to me no more. I don't have no challenges. I'm 'Uncle Snoop' in rap. When you get to be an uncle, you need to find a new profession so you can start over and be fresh again. I want to be a kid again."
Watch a trailer for a film of the recording of 'Reincarnated' below:
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