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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Snoop Dogg Changes His Name to Snoop Lion and says Rap Music is No Longer Challenging

The former Snoop Dogg, weed smoking, gangsta rapper is now Bob Marley reincarnated, he's tired of hip hop and his new name is Snoop Lion!

Snoop Dogg announced the change in him during a news conference Monday in New York, according to news reports. He says he is "born again" from a visit to Jamaica in February and he's ready to make music that his "kids and grandparents can listen to."

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Snoop is releasing a reggae album called "Reincarnated" in the fall and says in Jamaica he connected with Bob Marley's spirit and is now "Bob Marley reincarnated."

At the conference, Snoop didn't explain why he was switching from "Dogg" to "Lion," but it's likely a reference to the Lion of Judah, a religious symbol popular in Rastafarian and Ethiopian culture, according to reports.

When Snoop stayed in Jamaica for 35 days, he says he grew closer to his wife, who saw his transition. He added that he's excited to perform music that his family and children can listen to.

"As a 40-year-old man ... I've got to give them something," he said. "That's what you do when you're wise."

Snoop Dogg said he's not completely retiring from hip-hop but is "tired" of the genre because it is no longer challenging.

"Reggae was calling ... it's a breath of fresh air," he said. "Rap isn't challenging; it's not appealing."

Source: via Fox News

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