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Snoop Dogg says he’s now officially known as Snoop Lion

The rapper has also said he’s making an entire album with no rap, just reggae.

Introducing... Snoop Lion
Introducing... Snoop Lion
Image: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

SNOOP LION-Y LION doesn’t really have the same ring to it as Snoop Doggy Dogg, but apparently the rapper has gone ahead with a name change.

News.com.au reports that Snoop has told journalists in New York that he was given the new name by Rasta priests in Jamaica.

A new film called Reincarnated documents the trip to Jamaica to record an album with Diplo. In the trailer for the film he says he wanted to make a whole album with no rap on it, just reggae.

Snoop has said that he wants to “bury” Snoop Dogg after a High Priest at a Rastafarian temple told him:

No more. You are the light; you are the lion.

Want to hear a little sample of Snoop’s new sound? Here’s Snoop Lion La La La, produced by Major Lazer.

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