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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:32 PM

Snoop Dogg 'born again' as Snoop Lion, readies reggae CD



Published: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 12:00 PM
By Michael Norman, The Plain Dealer

NEW YORK (AP) 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.

"I feel like I've always been Rastafarian," Snoop said of the spiritual Jamaican movement. While there, he said, he visited a temple, was renamed Snoop Lion and was also given the Ethiopian name Berhane, meaning "light of the world."

Snoop didn't explain why he was switching from "Dogg" to "Lion," but it's likely a reference to the Lion of Judah, a religious symbol popular in Rastafarian and Ethiopian culture.

http://www.cleveland.com/music/index.ssf/2012/08/snoop_dogg_born_again_as_snoop.html

Not to be cynical, but I suspect marketing.

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Reply Snoop Dogg 'born again' as Snoop Lion, readies reggae CD (Original post)
rug Aug 2012 OP
msongs Aug 2012 #1
Bennyboy Aug 2012 #2
AlbertCat Aug 2012 #3
SunSeeker Aug 2012 #5
Dorian Gray Aug 2012 #4

Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:38 PM

1. smut sales must be dropping so he has to reinvent himself lol nt

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Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:06 PM

2. Great, glad to see Snoop taking a different path...

 

He is one talented dude and he will be bringing it to reggae. So glad that he has found a spiritual path now. People get older and it's eitehr live in oyur past or move on to different things. Glad to see Snoop has chosen the latter. He could have stayed Dogg and milked that until time stopped instead he is taking some musical chances. GOOD FOR HIM. And good to see that he no longer (even though he really hasn't for a long time) embraces the violent imagery and misogyny of most rap.

BTW< listen to this: Willies new one with Snoop (who goes country) and Kris Kristofferson....

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:20 PM

3. he no longer embraces the violent imagery and misogyny of most rap.

No... now just the misogyny of Rasta.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 01:53 AM

5. Yup. Nothing irie about that.

Bob Marley used women like tissue paper. And he died of a very treatable skin cancer that started on his toe. He refused to have his toe amputated because of his Rasta faith--something about keeping your body whole for the afterlife or some such bullshit. Such a waste. I will never understand the religion, but his songs were so beautiful and inspiring. Snoop is delusional if he thinks he can be Bob Marley.

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Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:21 PM

4. Interesting change

This is the first i've heard of it.

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