Snoop Dogg —-> SNOOP LION!
“I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become Snoop Lion. 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 once known for repping Long Beach, Calif., insisted that this wasn’t a simple genre change. “It’s not that I want to become Snoop Dogg on a reggae track,” Snoop said. “Rap is not a challenge to me,” Snoop said at a gathering of journalists and friends Monday night in the backroom of Manhattan’s Miss Lily’s restaurant. “With no disrespect to other rappers, but they can’t f—k 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.”
Good for him. I love that he’s so deep and reflective and has found something that speaks to him. & love the fact that he’s all about challenging himself musically.
Also, the quotes read like something out of the lion king. & most importantly, the track he’s put out so far sounds good. Diplo (as Major Lazer) producing. I’m into it. Are you?