Snoop Dogg goes to the beach, gives up rap – becomes Snoop Lion reggae-master

In 1993, the debut single “What’s My Name?” catapaulted rapper Snoop Dogg to fame. But if you ask him that question now, he’ll have a different answer. Snoop Dogg changed his name to “Snoop Lion” after a spiritual awakening in Jamaica this February, which he described to reporters at a press conference on Monday.

So, no more D-O-double-G. No more Doggfather or Dogghouse or“Woof!” — which, presumably, will be replaced with a roar. Snoop Lion has been working on a reggae album, ”Reincarnated,” the recording of which is being chronicled in a documentary film that premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Snoop told reporters that he was rechristened Snoop Lion by a Rastafarian priest.

“I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become Snoop Lion,” he told reporters, according to news.com.au. “I didn’t know that until I went to the temple, where the High Priest asked me what my name was, and I said, ‘Snoop Dogg.’ And he looked me in my eyes and said, ‘No more. You are the light; you are the lion.’ From that moment on, it’s like I had started to understand why I was there.”

 

The first single, La La La, from the album Reincarnation:

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Will.i.am – “I will always be the best me I can be” – song on Sesame Street

Will.i.am sings “What I Am” as part of Sesame Street’s 41st season premiering September 27th, 2010, on PBS Kids.

 

If you like this also check out Richard Pryor doing the Sesame Street alphabet.

Will.i.am – "I will always be the best me I can be" – song on Sesame Street

Will.i.am sings “What I Am” as part of Sesame Street’s 41st season premiering September 27th, 2010, on PBS Kids.

 

If you like this also check out Richard Pryor doing the Sesame Street alphabet.