Snoop Dogg Is Buried – Meet Snoop Lion
Snoop Dogg conquered hip-hop with his canine-themed moniker and is now taking on the world of reggae with a new name, Snoop Lion.
The veteran rapper said in a statement that he was re-christened Snoop Lion by Rastafarian priests on a recent trip to Jamaica, where he was filming for a documentary called "Reincarnated."
The documentary coincides with the rapper's upcoming reggae album of the same name.
"I didn't want to be Snoop Dogg on a reggae track ... I wanted to bury Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion, but I didn't know that until I went to the temple and received the name Snoop Lion from the Nyabingi priest," the rapper said.
Snoop Lion has already been introduced onto social media platforms to promote the rapper's latest single, "La La La," along with his upcoming album and documentary, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.