Snoop Dogg Is Bob Marley Reincarnated, Makes Debut as Snoop Lion

 by lucy

From Dogg to Lion?  Snoop Dogg is the latest rapper to join in on the name change fad, but he’s blaming the renaming on a spiritual rebirth, not just a mid-life crisis.

Not only has the “Gin and Juice” rapper decided to change his name, he has also decided to ditch rap for reggae music.

Snoop Lion, who is chronicling his spiritual journey for an upcoming documentary, received his new name from Rastafarian priests during a recent trip to Jamaica.

Snoop explained, “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 at me in the 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.”

Although this trip to Jamaica holds specific importance for Lion, he has always felt a connection to the country and its culture.  He told reporters, “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.”

Snoop has been rapping for about 20 years and is looking forward to musical change and growth.  He has grown tired of rap, and wants to express himself in a new way to make him feel young again.

The documentary that follows Snoop’s journey to being “born again” will be released on September 7th at the Toronto International Film Festival.  The first reggae single to be dropped by Snoop Lion is entitled “La La La.”



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24 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 1

    dallas said on Aug 1, 2012

    Shark… jumped…

  2. 0

    Mike-420 said on Aug 1, 2012

    Awww look Snoopy growing up and becoming a man (SIC)

  3. 0

    BlazinAlberts said on Aug 1, 2012

    Cant hate on a good time.

  4. 2

    Oilhead420 said on Aug 2, 2012

    I won't hate if it's legit reggae, but if it's some bullshit then he's smoking way too much.

  5. 0

    Bobbyjoe430 said on Aug 2, 2012


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    Chubbs said on Aug 2, 2012

    Not feeling it.

  7. 0

    ed081873 said on Aug 2, 2012

    Im DEF not feeling it either! As much as I like Snoop, as I have been a fan since he first came into the rap game 20+ years ago, I think this is just so WACK!!!

  8. 0

    Jz1990 said on Aug 2, 2012

    Hell yea, I'm all for it, at least he does way better than lil wayne ATTEMPTING to play rock…

  9. 0

    rusty said on Aug 2, 2012

    im… feeling it. I enjoy the work of mad decent tho.

  10. 0

    Unza said on Aug 2, 2012

    Not feeling it either but then after his early success with Doggystyle I really haven't been a fan.

    but I definitely want some of what he's smoking :)

    and I'll be …

    Unza Lion

  11. 0

    Westside said on Aug 2, 2012

    So instead of being a "G," he's just gonna be a peaceful mellow feelin' the vibes type of guy now, and that's not what made him famous

  12. 0

    Jay-Kush said on Aug 2, 2012

    Snoops lost it! first impressions whack! thought about for a minute im still laughing definitly not feeling it..

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    jomo94 said on Aug 2, 2012

    Cudi kinda did the same thing when he made a rock album as WZRD. But i still got mad respect for snoop whatever his name is, HE'S FUCKING SNOOP DOGG HE CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS. On the other hand hes probably just way too high hahahahaha

  14. 0

    Westside said on Aug 2, 2012

    I mean, I'd become Rastafari too if I could

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    SnapThtFckinBowl said on Aug 2, 2012

    Get it snoop. I hope he brings some good music to the table. Its been a while since I have been interested in a big name artist.

    I dont give a fuck what he wants call himself.. He probably felt that he outgrew the snoop dogg persona anyway. And maybe he really had a spiritual revelation.. maybe he did some shrooms.. Whatever the case, The Lion is all over the news and I am actually interested in his upcoming work. So, I suppose the name change already seems to be good for him. Lets hope he puts out some seriously stoney jams.

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    said on Aug 2, 2012

    I don't really care he has money so he ain't worried about that plus if you think about it what is the worse that could happen he return's to rap jajaja i like snoop i mean Lion but i am not like most i am not worried about his choosing's and if he want's to try to be a rastafarian let him lil wayne wanted to be a rock start jajaja atleast snoop is going for something that might happen.

  17. 0

    Twilights said on Aug 2, 2012

    Really? The reincarnation of Bob that made me do a double take and then procede to laugh.

  18. 0

    said on Aug 2, 2012

    i dont like that he thinks that he is bob reincarnated but i guess we'll have to wait and see how the new music turns out

  19. 0

    Smokekushh said on Aug 3, 2012

    Snoop can make w/e music he wants if its good or not but no one can replace Bob

  20. 0

    cquirki said on Aug 6, 2012

    snoops not a hang bangin homie anymore? about time.

    As far as the music. He's him… do you really think its going to be BAD?

  21. 0

    420PoPz said on Aug 20, 2012

    dam, dee oh double gee …reggae huh?
    OK let's see what'cha
    ya got mon…

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