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Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by Aringarosa(m): 6:50am On Aug 01, 2012
Snoop Dogg wants you to know that he's tired of hip-hop, is Bob Marley reincarnated and is embracing reggae instead of the culture of guns he once rapped about.
Also, he's got a new name: Snoop Lion.

The artist said at a news conference Monday in New York that he was "born again" during a visit to Jamaica in February and is ready to make music that his "kids and grandparents can listen to."

The former gangster rapper is releasing a reggae album called "Reincarnated" in the fall. He said that in Jamaica, he connected with Bob Marley's spirit and is now "Bob Marley reincarnated."

Bob Marley's son Rohan attended the conference and gave Snoop his blessing.
"I feel like I've always been Rastafarian," Snoop said of the spiritual Jamaican movement. While there, he said, he visited a temple, was renamed Snoop Lion and was also given the Ethiopian name Berhane, meaning "light of the world."
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.

Later, he played five songs for a small crowd, including one called "No Guns Allowed." It features his daughter and includes the lyrics, "No guns allowed in here tonight, we're going to have a free for all, no fights."
"It's so tragic that people are doing stupid things with guns," he said.
Snoop, best known for hits like "Gin and Juice" and "Drop It Like It's Hot," is an avid supporter of marijuana rights and has been banned from entering Norway for two years after trying to enter the country with a small amount last month.

He said that in Jamaica, where he stayed for 35 days, 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."

The album was produced by Diplo and will feature Snoop singing. It will be released on Vice Records.
The album will be followed with a documentary of the same name, also produced by Vice. It features Snoop making music and will include some personal elements of his life, a producer of the film said. It will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
A coffee table book about Snoop's rebirth is also in the works.
"It feels like I'm 19 or 20 years old again," he Said.

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/07/31/snoop-dogg-changes-name-to-snoop-lion-says-is-bob-marley-reincarnated/#ixzz22GqRUmtcIs

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by Nobody: 7:49am On Aug 01, 2012
Weed don scatter this old man brain. Soon he go metamorphose to Snoop Junkie Donkey. Agbaya oshi.

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by semid4lyfe(m): 8:19am On Aug 01, 2012
How many times this nicca go change hin name and now hin don turn "born again" and wan dey sing reggae grin

Never seen a more confused person than snoop. Well, I guess there's a turning point in everyone's life

Wish he'd go back to producing movies as "Snoop Scorsese" and give us more from where Snoop Dogg's D.o.g.g.y.s.t.y.l.e and Snoop Dogg Hustlaz: Diary of a P.i.m.p came from. Those movies were tha shiznit grin smiley
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by semid4lyfe(m): 8:55am On Aug 01, 2012
This gist dey actually trend for twitter and the comments are funny as hell grin

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by slimdiggi: 9:56am On Aug 01, 2012
Snoop Lion kor snoop cat ni,hehe snoop catty cat grin

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by maclatunji: 9:58am On Aug 01, 2012
LOL! Anything to make money now. grin
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by Nobody: 10:01am On Aug 01, 2012
From Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion, cos of Bob Marley.. and my cousin still dey advice me to smoke weed?

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by Opoki(m): 10:04am On Aug 01, 2012
Come to Nigeria where your spirit can as well connect with Dagrin's!
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by coolted(m): 10:04am On Aug 01, 2012
Na wa. C what @ 40 can do to a man
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by gegee(m): 10:06am On Aug 01, 2012
obviously jamaican weed is stronger than californian weed

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by searchcorp(m): 10:06am On Aug 01, 2012
Na so craze dey start.

Snoop got high on special weed in Jamaica.

Better advise him to see a therapist.

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by CrazyMan(m): 10:07am On Aug 01, 2012
This guy needs re-habilitation. Una go de think say im brain de norman na when e go naked finish chanbge name to snoop Adam talk say na new swagg people eye go open.

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by Nyntynplus: 10:08am On Aug 01, 2012
A føol at 40 is a foøl forever..
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by Rex123(m): 10:08am On Aug 01, 2012
musKeeto: From Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion, cos of Bob Marley.. and my cousin still dey advice me to smoke weed?

grin grin grin grin grin grin grin lwkmd bros no smoke
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by lakeside4love(m): 10:08am On Aug 01, 2012
Him dey joke..
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by slick1(m): 10:10am On Aug 01, 2012
Who gives a f**k abt wat u call urself. . . .nxt story plssss
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by ACM10: 10:14am On Aug 01, 2012
A ploy to stay relevant by a 40yr old ex-pornster, who is speedily decelerating to irrelevancy
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by chreldb(m): 10:14am On Aug 01, 2012
Middle age crisis, he should also try snoop tiger or snoop crocrodile grin

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by sirwyte(m): 10:16am On Aug 01, 2012
Happy graduation. Snoop lion.
Xpktin yet anothr graduation 2 mayb snoop monkey.
WEED NO GUD OOO.
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by Cuteobi(f): 10:16am On Aug 01, 2012
Tis no biz of mine.tis his life.if I decide to change my name from CUTEOBI to WORWOROBI,of course he won't talk about it

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by alaoeri: 10:17am On Aug 01, 2012
Snoop kinda confused, so reggae musician no dey weed.
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by mallorca(m): 10:23am On Aug 01, 2012
sirwyte: Happy graduation. Snoop lion.
Xpktin yet anothr graduation 2 mayb snoop monkey.
WEED NO GUD OOO.
u bad ooo!
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by chii8(f): 10:25am On Aug 01, 2012
Nyntynplus: A føol at 40 is a foøl forever..
dnt mind d ode,he wl soon change it 2 snoop elephant.com 2 tink of it,of wat importance is ds trend in d front page?
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by Nobody: 10:26am On Aug 01, 2012
Now there are about 22,000 lions, 300 white lions and 1 black lion left in the world.

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by Abyjah: 10:27am On Aug 01, 2012
Watch it peeps, Snoop Lion (or whatever his name is) will soon be a goner. Signs are all in the sky.

R.I.P
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by Emerald120(f): 10:27am On Aug 01, 2012
we r looking foward to d day dat u ll b cald snoop Ape, snoop Rhinocero n snoop Raccoon.
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by Faun(m): 10:30am On Aug 01, 2012
I expect a graduation to SNOOP FIASCO soon.
Marijuana is a genius grin
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by strangest(m): 10:33am On Aug 01, 2012
Smoke weeeeed everyday... Some of that yikky yikky.. My guy don dey reach general

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by Ejine(m): 10:34am On Aug 01, 2012
Snoopac Shakur undecided

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by Euroclydon(m): 10:40am On Aug 01, 2012
pro01: Weed don scatter this old man brain. Soon he go metamorphose to Snoop Junkie Donkey. Agbaya oshi.

Or snoop goat! grin
Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by ebamma(m): 10:46am On Aug 01, 2012
marijuana in action

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Re: Snoop Dogg Is Now Snoop Lion, Says He Is Bob Marley Reincarnated by ebamma(m): 10:47am On Aug 01, 2012
okay me too have changed my name to snoop-bokoharam

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