Oddly enough, after being moved by Snoop Lion's Reincarnated documentary at Toronto, I now have to say I agree with the little girl at the beginning of this music video who says she liked him better when he was Snoop Dogg. I get why Calvin Broadus — Snoop's real name — wanted to put his whole gangsta image behind him, even if it was purely a marketing decision. Artists must evolve. But with this video for "La LaLa," he's jumped the bong by making his bad-ass pot-smoking self a little too kid friendly. more »
Reincarnated begins, appropriately, with a big cloud of smoke. Over the course of the documentary, which premiered today in Toronto, rapper Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus) transitions into his reggae-focused new alter ego Snoop Lion, dropping classic lines left and right. Will Snoop Lion be around for long? "I'm Snoop Motherfuckin' Dogg till the day I die," he told reporters, "but at the same time when I'm making my reggae music I'm in the light of the Lion." Well then! Get to know the Lion a little better with 9 Snoop Lion quotables from Reincarnated.
"I didn't just want to come here and say I made a record in Jamaica and grew some dreadlocks," insists rapper Snoop Dogg in the trailer for Reincarnated, announced today as an official selection of this year's Toronto International Film Festival. "Rastafari called me." Watch the trailer for Reincarnated for your first glimpse of Snoop Dogg — or rather, Snoop Lion, his newly minted reggae identity — leaving hip-hop behind to sing and smoke up a storm in his new rasta life.