May 9, 2013

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Dogg vs. Lion

Snoop Dogg Snoop Lion

For those who have been hiding under a rock, Snoop Lion (ex Snoop Dogg) is coming to South Africa this month. So we thought that we would educate those who don’t know on why Snoop Dogg changed his name to Snoop Lion.

Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., announced his new stage name, Snoop Lion, on July 31, 2012. On a trip to Jamaica to record his new album, Snoop Dogg immersed himself in Jamaican and Rastafarian culture, and was apparently rechristened as Snoop Lion by a Rastafarian priest. He subsequently changed the style of his music to be more reggae-focused. His new album, “Reincarnated”, his latest release, is Snoop’s first reggae album. There are rumours that Snoop claims to be the reincarnation of reggae legend, Bob Marley. Some members of the Rastafarian culture that aren’t too happy about this “conversion” though. What is your opinion?

If you want more information, check out the documentary on Snoop, “Reincarnated”.

Snoop also has a new music video out called “No Guns Allowed”:

We hope you enjoyed the first Throwback Thursdays! In this weekly feature, we’ll be giving you some knowledge from the past, so that we can better appreciate and understand where we are today and where we’re moving towards in the future.