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Snoop Dogg turns into a fierce feline! You're tuned in to ClevverMusic. Rap extraordinaire Snoop Dogg has officially dropped "Dogg" from his name and added "Lion". Snoop Lion claims he underwent a spiritual rebirth while in Jamaica where he was given the new name by Rastafarian priests.
His legal name, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., will remain, but his stage name will forever be changed to Snoop Lion. At a news conference in New York he told reporters "I want to bury Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion."
Snoop also explained the moment when the priests gave him his new moniker, "...he looked me in my eyes and said, 'No more. You are the light; you are the lion'. From that moment on, it's like I had started to understand why I was there."
But not only is Snoop going by a new name, he will change his sound as well. His fifth album titled "Reincarnated" will feature reggae music only because rap is no longer "a challenge."
We like this new "wide awake" Snoop who further explained his reggae choice by saying: "I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated. I feel I have always been a Rastafari. I just didn't have my third eye open, but it's wide open right now." Sounds like Snoop should get together with "Wide Awake" singer Katy Perry for a collaboration.
Now, it's your turn- what do you think of Snoop's new name and new sound? Keep it locked right here for your daily music news, bye guys!