Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg), despite being recently shunned by the Rastafarian community, says Reincarnated, his first reggae album, will be released on April 23. It features collaborations with pop and rap acts including Chris Brown, Drake, Busta Rhymes and T I.
“This record is all about paying homage and giving respect to those who created and love reggae music, and hopefully introducing it to a whole new audience,” Snoop told the AceShowbiz website. “I feel truly honored to make this album and respect to all who blazed the path for me.”
Reincarnated was produced by Major Lazer and Diplo, one of the hottest production teams in pop music. Among its tracks are No Guns Allowed, a duet with Snoop Lion and his daughter Cori B.
The rapper, who rose to prominence 20 years ago as controversial gangsta rapper Snoop Dogg, said he had a life-changing experience while visiting Jamaica last year. This transformation from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion has been the source of some controversy between Snoop and the Rastafarian community, however Rohan Marley has come out in support of Snoop:
“Our father’s name should not even be mentioned in this issue because like a true Rasta, he would have embraced Snoop’s reincarnation and welcomed the positivity. We have been cool with Snoop before his transformation and he will continue to have our blessings and support.”~Rohan Marley
His documentary, also titled Reincarnation, will be released in United States theaters on March 15.
SOURCE: Jamaica Gleaner