Wednesday 01 August 3:54 p.m.
By Megan Slovak
Snoop Dogg has had enough
of hip-hop and is moving on to reggae, he would also like everyone to know that
he is Bob Marley reincarnated and he's got a new name: Snoop Lion.
Snoop says 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." Which includes releasing an album called Reincarnated.
Snoop apparently connected
with Bob Marley's spirit in Jamaica
and is now "Bob Marley reincarnated."
"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."
As for why he had switched
from "Dogg" to "Lion," no one knows. Some say it's likely
to be a reference to the Lion of Judah, a religious symbol popular in
Rastafarian and Ethiopian culture.
Snoop’s album will be
followed with a documentary of the same name. 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.
There is also a book about
Snoop's rebirth in the works.