31 July 2012

Rants: Snoop Lion

Calvin Broadus is laying the Doggfather to rest. There comes a point in an artist's life where they feel like they've accomplished everything they can in the lane that they are in. Dr. Dre claims he will be moving on to scoring the soundtracks and ambience music in movies after he releases his fabled "Detox" album and bows out of the game. Jay-Z still claims that if you want the old Jay, buy his old LPs. When you've acheived the level of success of these legends, what else is there left for you than to find a new lane and start fresh?

The artist formely known as Snoop Dogg announced last night that he is no longer a rapper, and will focus on creating reggae music under the name Snoop Lion.

"With no disrespect to other rappers, but they can't f**k with me in rap," he added.

"I've won every accolade you can 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."

Can't hate the man for wanting to branch out. He has seen a level of success experimenting with different sounds in recent years, so it only makes sense to attempt something fresh. His upcoming album under the name Snoop Lion will be "Reincarnated." Take a listen to his first single and let the BITM crew know what you think...

Snoop Lion - La La La


  1. So...in ten years we'll be saying that Snoop is to reggae what Eminem was to rap? No no no! Snoop is to reggae what Eminem's MOM was to rap: something that shouldn't happen.

  2. Lmfao. What if he actually does good? The weed gave him a higher calling. I just hope this doesn't eff up his online podcast with "Nemo-Hoes."