“I don’t wanna become Snoop Dogg on a reggae track, I wanna bury Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion” said Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. formally known as Snoop Dogg at a press conference in NYC Monday.
The award winning, number 1 selling gangster rapper has claimed that the spirit called him to make a record in Jamaica.
“when the spirit called me and told me to basically find something that was connected towards the Bob Marley spirit, because I’ve always said that I was Bob Marley reincarnated and it drew me to Jamaica” said Snoop.
“He’s not a person who made a hit record, he’s had a hit career and we’d like to thank him for the past 20 years” – said presenter Sway Calloway
“Jha Rastafarian”Â said Snoop “I’ve always wanted to perform for kids and my grandmother and people around the world who love me butÂ can’t accept the music I make, but this reggae music is a music of love, happiness and struggle and now I get a chance to perform for kids and my grandparents, just make music that feels good to me.”Â “Now as a 40 year old man in the music industry the artists call me uncle snoop, I’ve gotta give em something now I can’t just keep taking them to the dead end street and dropping them off I’ve gotta teach them how to fish, how to plant I’ve gotta teach them how to grow.
The first single “La La La“Â produced by Major Lazer is available on iTunes now http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/la-la-la-single/id547416810
The documentary film Reincarnated produced by VICE films documents Snoops journey to record his album in Jamaica.Â It talks about how he was embraced by the Jamaican people and how he was positively impacted by Rastafarian culture.Â Â Â The film will premier at the Toronto International Film Festival September 7th
Snoop Lion will be performing:
- Toronto August 3 at The Hoxton
- Montreal August 4 at Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
For more tour dates, info and samples please visit: snoopdogg.com