August 1st, 2012 – Snoop Dogg Turns Snoop Lion. See His New Rasta Look
Popular American rapstar, Snoop Dogg who recently turned ‘born again’ in Jamaica has changed his name to embrace Bob Marley’ Rastafarianism.
Former Snoop Dogg turned Snopp Lion is now a Bob Marley’ reincarnate. He is now embracing reggae instead of the culture of guns he once rapped about.
Also, he’s got a new name: Snoop Lion. The artist said at a news conference Monday in New York that he was “born again” during a visit to Jamaica in February and is ready to make music that his “kids and grandparents can listen to.”
The former gangster rapper is releasing a reggae album called “Reincarnated” in the fall. He said that in Jamaica, he connected with Bob Marley’s spirit and is now “Bob Marley reincarnated.” Bob Marley’s son Rohan attended the conference and gave Snoop his blessing.
“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.
Later, he played five songs for a small crowd, including one called “No Guns Allowed.” It features his daughter and includes the lyrics, “No guns allowed in here tonight, we’re going to have a free for all, no fights.”
“It’s so tragic that people are doing silly things with guns,” he said.
Snoop, best known for hits like “Gin and Juice” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” is an avid supporter of marijuana rights and has been banned from entering Norway for two years after trying to enter the country with a small amount last month.
He said that in Jamaica, where he stayed for 35 days, he grew closer to his wife, who saw his transition. He added that he’s excited to perform music that his family and children can listen to.
“As a 40-year-old man … I’ve got to give them something,” he said. “That’s what you do when you’re wise.”
Snoop Dogg said he’s not completely retiring from hip-hop but is “tired” of the genre because it is no longer challenging. “Reggae was calling … it’s a breath of fresh air,” he said.
“Rap isn’t challenging; it’s not appealing.” The album was produced by Diplo and will feature Snoop singing. It will be released on Vice Records.
The album will be followed with a documentary of the same name, also produced by Vice. It features Snoop making music and will include some personal elements of his life, a producer of the film said. It will debut at the Toronto
International Film Festival in September.
A coffee table book about Snoop’s rebirth is also in the works.
“It feels like I’m 19 or 20 years old again,” he said.
Do you like his new look?
August 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM
i than jah for making snoob lion his prophet because
i believe that as we loved his hip-hop music that we are going to love his message as well so i encourage to put mor effort
August 2, 2012 at 7:18 PM
I pray his soul be saved from hell!
August 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM
I tot i heard he is now a born again moslem like his fellow former rapper LOON, may ALLAH deliver his soul lyk he’s done loon, i do hope he is nt try to denounce his membership frm illuminati, cos wen dey are try to do so is wen dey will remember to b born again.
Imagine the Concorbility
August 3, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Born waaaaat? born again or born against? he’s just metamorphosing from one devil platform to another, Cos Rastafarian only helps him drop Gun as he claims, but not Indian-helm or hard drugs. so wat Big difference does that make. Rubbish. may God deliver his soul from Hell joooooo.
December 6, 2012 at 5:12 AM
Yea we must give all thanks to jah for snoop .the amont of weed snoop smoke he have the right to be born again by the of rastafari selassie I. It not what goes in is what comes out.its not who u was but who u will be.o u was always cool.and look to the GEtto .the best came from the worst .Rasta is life.love rastafari n live .Mr Dir say big up snoop on de road to zion.give thanks for the prophet gad teaching .vernon carinton.
June 27, 2016 at 6:25 AM
I love that