Snoop Dogg is changing his name

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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.


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