We haven’t been hearing much of Snoop Dogg lately and it’s all because the rapper has exited the rap game for good. He has undergone a name change to Snoop Lion and not only does he believe that he is the reincarnated spirit of Bob Marley, but he is also recording a reggae album.
He recently released the trailer for his upcoming documentary ‘Reincarnated’ and it records his journey to Jamaica and the recording process of his album of the same name. “I’m tired of rapping,” he said in the trailer. “F*ck Snoop Dogg … all that s*it be out of here… Rastafari called me.”
‘Reincarnated’ will premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, which begins on September 6th and ends on September 16th. The album includes production credits from Diplo among others and features the likes of Melanie Fiona and Rohan Marley, son of the late Bob Marley.
A non-profit initiative by the name of Mind Garden is also working on a photography book that will benefit the children in Kingston, Jamaica by providing food and other types of assistance.
“I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated,” Snoop told reporters at a news conference at Miss Lily’s, a Caribbean restaurant in New York. He added: “I feel I have always been a Rastafari. I just didn’t have my third eye open, but it’s wide open right now.”
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