While he was visiting Jamaica, the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg said he had a vision, and has been given a new name by Rastafarian priests. No longer does Calvin Broadus want to be a dog… he’s now Snoop Lion.
“I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become Snoop Lion” Mr Broadus Jr told journalists at a news conference in New York.
“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 40-year-old said as a result of his reincarnation, his new album will be a reggae record as he finds rap no longer “a challenge.”
“There comes a point where you say I done it all, or there isn’t much more to do,” he said. “This was like a rebirth for me.
“With no disrespect to other rappers, but they can’t f—- with me in rap … I’ve won every accolade you can get in rap, they call me ‘Uncle Snoop’ in rap. When you’re an uncle, it’s time to find something new … I want to feel like a kid again.”
“I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated. I feel I have always been a Rastafari. I just didn’t have my third eye open, but its wide open right now.”
Broadus Jr is currently working on his fifth album, Reincarnated, which is strictly a reggae project.
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